CURRENT NEWS

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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Fertility Insurance Bill Goes To Governor

June 3, 2017

After five years of fighting for legislation requiring insurance coverage for preserving a person’s fertility during treatments for cancer, Rep. Matthew Lesser led the House in unanimously passing a bill, which now goes to the governor.

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Defending Citizens Election Program

May 9, 2017

Representative Matthew Lesser, many of his legislative colleagues and leaders of good government advocacy groups called on members of the General Assembly today to defend the state’s Citizens Election Program from GOP efforts to dismantle it.

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