CURRENT NEWS

Holding Eversource Accountable/Storm Update

August 7, 2020

Our state has been devastated by Tropical Storm Isaias, causing over 700,000 power outages across Connecticut, prompting Governor Ned Lamont Wednesday to apply for an emergency declaration from the federal government. The declaration was approved and allows Connecticut to request direct federal assistance to bolster its response.

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Eversource to Suspend Rate Increase

July 31, 2020

I want to give you an important update on the ongoing energy pricing issue that has affected Connecticut ratepayers at this critical time. After the legislature reached out with our concerns, the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) ordered Eversource to restore prior rates as of June 30, no later than August 7, while their investigation continues. We have also been informed that PURA is planning a hearing in August.

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Absentee Voting Bill Passes House

July 23, 2020

Today we took a major step toward ensuring a safe voting experience in November. The House passed, by a vote of 144-2, a bill that allows for absentee ballot voting to ensure safety during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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COVID-19 Weekly Recap

July 11, 2020

To help you and our neighbors stay up-to-date on the ever-evolving stream of information related to the COVID-19/Coronavirus pandemic, my office and I are working to provide news as it develops over social media and by email.

This is a recap of some of this week’s highlights:
Phase 3 Reopening Delayed
Eight Additional States Added to Regional Travel Advisory
Campgrounds Open
Paycheck Protection Plan Extended
Absentee Ballots
Election Day Volunteers

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Covid - Weekly Highlights

July 5, 2020

As we continue to monitor the ever-evolving stream of information related to the pandemic, I am encouraged by Connecticut's declining numbers as well as the overall cooperation from residents.

Below is short recap of some of this week’s highlights:
School Reopening
Housing Relief Package
Billions in PPP Loans
Happy 4th of July!

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DMV Reopens

June 24, 2020

The Department of Motor Vehicles is up and rolling again, though on a limited, appointment-only basis following a plan it developed for reopening this week.

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Policies of Change

June 5, 2020

George Floyd's killing in Minneapolis has shaken the country to its core. Now as a nation we are facing facts, which on one hand make us uncomfortable yet at the same time, compel us as a people to make the changes required to promote economic justice, fairness in our criminal justice system and redoubling our commitment to the goal of ending injustice.

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