CURRENT NEWS AND ISSUES

November 20, 2019
In Loving Memory of State Rep. Linda Orange
It is with great sadness that we share the passing of our colleague and friend Representative Linda Orange. She was not only a fellow House member, but a good friend who was a beloved and respected presence at the Capitol. A consummate professional who cared deeply about her community, Linda worked tirelessly on behalf of her constituents despite her personal health challenges, setting a standard we can all strive for. Representative Orange was one of those rare people who truly gave back to society more than she took. Our condolences go out to her family, and we will miss her greatly.

 

September 16, 2019
Unacceptable!
We were successful in encouraging the Lamont Administration to rethink the state Department of Revenue Services’ (DRS) policy that unilaterally expanded the sales tax. Governor Lamont has asked DRS and OPM to better align DRS’s interpretation with the intent of our state budget.  READ MORE

 

June 3, 2019
A Stable and Responsible Budget
The House passed a budget which is responsible, stable, and funds the Rainy Day Fund at historic levels. With significant investments in education, job growth, and economic development throughout the state, the budget holds the line on spending.  READ MORE

 

May 31, 2019
Paid Family and Medical Leave Passes 
After many hours of debate over the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) legislation, House Democrats passed a bill which was already approved by the Senate. It now goes to the governor for his signature. READ MORE

 

May 9, 2019
House Passes Minimum Wage Increase
Minimum wage workers are moving closer to a living wage.  The House approved House Bill 5004 to increase the minimum wage incrementally over the next few years to $15 in 2023. READ MORE

 

April 24, 2019
Early Voting and No-Excuse Absentee Voting
We are working towards bringing our election system into the 21st century by establishing a process where more residents can exercise their right to vote. READ MORE

 

March 15, 2019
In Memoriam
We are stunned and saddened at the loss of our friend and colleague. Ezequiel Santiago was a giant of our Caucus and the entire Legislature. His commitment to the people of Bridgeport was legendary and he will never be forgotten​. 

 

February 4, 2019
Democrats Announce Legislative Priorities
Democrats in the Connecticut General Assembly announced joint priorities for the 2019 legislative session. READ MORE

 

January 22, 2019
Aid for Federal Employees Signed into Law
We passed an overwhelmingly bi-partisan relief package to help Connecticut residents affected by the ongoing federal government shutdown. Soon after, Governor Lamont signed it into law. READ MORE

 

January 17, 2019
Resources Available for Federal Employees
The impact on federal employees from the prolonged government shutdown is increasingly affecting the livelihood of over 1,500 Connecticut residents and their families. READ MORE

 

January 9, 2019
Opening Day 2019
The Connecticut House of Representatives is now in session. READ MORE

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