The 2021 Regular Legislative Session has come to an end, and I couldn’t be prouder of the work we have been able to accomplish as we all learned new and unprecedented ways to stay connected with each of you. This session, we passed a $46.4 billion biennium budget with a $2.3 billion surplus that is strong on taxes, offers relief from the ravages of COVID-19, helps jumpstart our economy, and invests in our cities and towns, nonprofits and working families.
I was so proud to work with Speaker Matt Ritter and my colleagues on the Black and Puerto Rican Caucus to develop the Community Investment Fund 2030, a 10 year/ $2.5 billion-plus investment in historically underserved and marginalized communities.
I am pleased that we were able to make sure that Bridgeport remained on the radar as this measure was debated and negotiated with affected parties across the state. We are one step closer to expanded gaming in CT. It is now incumbent upon us to follow these developments closely to see that our intent is carried out and for residents to benefit from future job opportunities.
Connecticut House Democrats are dedicated to fighting for those who fought for our country. During the 2021 legislative session, House Democrats have introduced and passed a number of bills which focus on supporting veterans and active members of the military, as well as their families.