Start of Session & Support For Female Legislators

February 13, 2024

I'm happy to return to the Capitol with my colleagues to continue our work for the start of the 2024 legislative session. I was proud to wear a pink tie in solidarity with our female legislators, whose remarkable efforts deserve recognition!

We have plenty of work to do to support the people of Connecticut, and I'm looking forward to accomplishing our goals for this session. Please read below to see our list of priorities and to take a look at a quick tutorial on how a bill becomes a law.

I would also like to thank everyone who attended the West Hartford delegation's community conversation. I'm excited to bring your priorities to the State Capitol. Keep scrolling to see pictures from last week's legislative town hall.

These are the sections in today's email:

  • Start of Legislative Session
  • The Legislative Process
  • West Hartford Town Hall Discussion
Start of Legislative Session

I am excited and optimistic for the new legislative session. House Speaker Matt Ritter gave a rousing speech about unity and reminded us of the bipartisan work we have recently accomplished to improve the state of Connecticut.

Some of that groundbreaking legislation includes support for women. Dozens of female legislators wore pink on opening day to show solidarity. It's great to see this group of leaders coming together to reach new heights in 2024.

We are all currently working on drafting a number of bills on a wide range of issues including affordable housing. The other priorities are listed below.

The resources below will help you stay updated on crucial developments, events, proposed policies, and key discussions as they happen in Hartford. I urge you to please follow along and get involved.

Here's how you can stay connected and actively participate:

  • The non-partisan Office of Legislative Research (OLR) recently released the 2024 Major Issues Report. This comprehensive document summarizes key issues the legislature could take up during the upcoming session. 
  • You can view the Connecticut General Assembly's upcoming events by checking out its schedule on the CGA official website
  • Follow CT-N for live coverage of committee meetings, as well as House and Senate floor debates. 
  • You can register to monitor any bill's journey as it goes through the legislative process. By signing up, you can enter the bill number and receive real-time updates. Stay informed with email notifications whenever there's a change in the bill's progress. 
  • Visit this website for information on how to testify on a bill at a public hearing.

Together, we can make a positive impact and ensure that our community's needs are represented.

The Legislative Process
Now that we are back in session, I would like to break down the legislative process in six easy steps. Take a look below.
West Hartford Town Hall Discussion
I had a wonderful time meeting constituents, sharing the West Hartford delegation’s priorities, and hearing about the issues that matter most to you at a forum. Thank you to everyone who attended the West Hartford Legislative Town Hall last week!
It is always a pleasure to connect with the community and discuss how to improve our quality of life. As your state representative, I pledge to be your voice and bring your message to the Capitol.