Protecting Against Student-Debt Abuses

October 2, 2017

Thanks to the efforts of Rep. Matthew Lesser, the House chair of the legislature's Banking Committee, Connecticut is at the forefront of states that have taken action to protect people from student-loan servicing companies that have taken advantage of indebted students.

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GOP Budget Dismantles Election Reforms

September 20, 2017

Rep. Matthew Lesser, many of his colleagues and leaders of good government advocacy groups urged the public Tuesday to contact their legislators and implore them to reject proposals in the Republican budget that would dismantle the state’s Citizens Election Program.

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GOP Budget Includes New Tax On Teachers

September 19, 2017

A “little known fact" about the Republican budget passed at 3 a.m. on Saturday morning: Besides the $1.8 billion in new revenue, more than the Democratic alternative - tax increases on the middle class, income tax hikes on the working poor, higher car taxes for Middletown families, taxes on hospitals - there's a new tax on teachers. Yes, that's right.

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NYT Covers Lesser’s Bill Requiring Conflicts Disclosure For Teacher Retirement Funds

June 15, 2017

Working with the New York Times, Representative Lesser uncovered widespread instances where Wall Street firms were massively overcharging teachers' voluntary retirement plans.

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