Co-Sponsored Legislation Receives Bipartisan Support

March 30, 2019

I co-sponsored legislation that was passed by the Joint Committee on Labor and Public Employees Committee. HB 6508, An Act Concerning Investment in the Construction Job Workforce for Low-Income Residents, will be voted by the House this session.

The bill aims to create a construction job career path for low-income residents and ensure successful employment through state hiring requirements in state construction contracts.

Connecticut invests millions of dollars in construction, but high unemployment remains a serious problem. Waterbury residents have worked on school construction, public works projects, road paving projects, and installation of energy efficient lighting in municipal buildings. If this legislation is passed, it will give residents increased access to good-paying jobs.

I heard Waterbury residents heightened concerns on the state economy unemployment and limited access to good-paying jobs. I worked tirelessly from the day I was sworn in to advocate for a bill that will help residents find meaningful long-term employment. The bill will be introduced in the House this session and work with colleagues to make this important legislation a reality for Waterbury and our state.

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