More Progress on the Environment!

May 3, 2022
After four years of debate, three public hearings, hundreds of pieces of testimony, and days of negotiating, the bill to require the teaching of climate change in all Connecticut public schools will, at long last, become law. 
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2022 Constituent Survey

April 22, 2022

Sound public policy cannot be made in a vacuum, so getting ideas and criticism from residents is a necessary part of the legislative process. That’s why earlier this spring I sent a survey to all my constituents in the 36th General Assembly District. More than 100 people responded (both online and through the mail) and I want to express my deep appreciation for this wonderful show of civic engagement.

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Bills Passing out of the Environment Committee

March 29, 2022

Having concluded the phase of the Legislative Session in which we hold public hearings, committees are now voting to pass bills out of committee for consideration on the full floor of the House or Senate (depending on where the bill emanated from originally).

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Bills Moving Through the House

March 18, 2022
Last night, the House passed three key bills. We are now at that point in this short legislative session where bills that have been voted out of individual committees are beginning to "hit" the House (and Senate) floor to be voted on by the full Assembly. In the coming weeks, in this newsletter, I'll highlight some of the more significant ones and explain why I voted the way I did. 
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Moving Bills Along

March 3, 2022

As the Legislative session heats up, I want to bring you up to date on the bills I am most involved in on behalf of our community. The subjects range from Aquatic Invasive Plants to End-of-Life Compassionate Care to support for non-profits.

Please be aware that in a short session (held in the even-numbered years) individual legislators rarely get to raise their own bills; rather, the legislative committees having jurisdiction over particular concepts or subjects must raise an individual legislator’s bill as a “committee bill.”

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The Real Meaning of Black History Month

February 2, 2022

Whether or not to confront racism as part of the full story of American History has caused division within our community and in communities across the state. I would ask all of us to reflect on the importance of not turning a blind eye to our past, even as we celebrate the many remarkable achievements of people of color.

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