Matthew Lesser
At the Capitol:
Legislative Office Building, Room 4032
Hartford, CT 06106-1591
(860) 240-8585 | 1-800-842-8267
Matthew.Lesser@cga.ct.gov
In the District:
1160 South Main Street
Middletown, CT 06457
Current News & Issues

June 13, 2014
REP. LESSER APPLAUDS GOVERNOR’S SIGNING OF FRACKING WASTE LEGISLATION
The legislation, SB 237 was signed on June 12, 2014. READ MORE

May 7, 2014
HOUSE LEGISLATORS HAIL FINAL PASSAGE OF FRACKING WASTE LEGISLATION
State Reps. Matt Lesser (D-Middletown), James Albis (D-East Haven) and Jonathan Steinberg (D-Westport) applauded House passage of SB 237, bipartisan legislation designed to protect Connecticut from out-of-state fracking waste. The bill passed the House 128 – 19. READ MORE

April 29, 2014
LAWMAKERS AGREE TO STUDY "PAY IT FORWARD" COLLEGE TUITION PLAN
Rep. Matt Lesser said the Connecticut proposal, House Bill 5241, is "a way of looking at other options for helping students afford the cost of college." He cited statistics that show student loans are now the largest single source of debt in the U.S. READ MORE

April 29, 2014
UNION EFFORT AT NORTHWESTERN MAY NOT MEAN MUCH FOR PUBLIC COLLEGES
But State Rep. Matt Lesser is challenging that assumption. "Unless, and until, the N.C.A.A. is willing to deal with some of the underlying issues of the kids’ being exploited, I think we’re absolutely obligated to look at giving them the right to bargain collectively." READ MORE

April 8, 2014
UCONN STAR SPEAKS OUT ABOUT PLAYER PROTECTION
In Trenders, Rep. Vance McAllister gets caught cheating with his staffer; George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush watch the NCAA Championship game together in Dallas; Ed Schultz and State Rep. Matthew Lesser, D-CT, discuss college sports unionization. WATCH THE VIDEO ON MSNBC

April 8, 2014
REP. LESSER EXPLORES LEGISLATIVE MEASURE NEEDED FOR STUDENT ATHLETE UNIONIZATION
Rep. Matthew Lesser said he and other state lawmakers are considering legislation. Unlike at Northwestern, a private institution governed by the National Labor Relations Board, Connecticut law governs whether employees at a public institution can unionize. "He says he's going to bed hungry at a time when millions of dollars are being made off of him. It's obscene," Lesser said. "This isn't a Connecticut problem. This is an NCAA problem, and I want to make sure we're putting pressure on them to treat athletes well."
READ MORE ON CNN

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