2024 Legislative Session

February 8, 2024

The 2024 legislative session opened on Wednesday at 10am and was followed by a joint session of the House and Senate where Governor Lamont gave his State of the State annual address. Governor Lamont presented a $26.1 billion budget that tackles $500 million reduction in bonded debt and prioritizes investments in child care and education while maintaining fiscal restrain in most other areas. 

His full address can be viewed HERE

Now as the legislative session gets underway, respective committees, leaders and legislators will be working together to make budget adjustments and come up with a final proposal before session ends on May 8. 
It is a short session and there is much to get done.  Each year, the Office of Legislative Research puts together a list of major issues facing lawmakers in the upcoming session. This year’s report can be found HERE .

I was happy to be joined for the opening day festivities by my husband, Rich, Mayor of Wethersfield Ken Lesser, and Town Councilor and House Democrats Policy Analyst Emily Zambrello.