New CT Casino Needs Study

February 26, 2016

The implications of allowing state-wide casino gambling without having all the facts of its potential impact to the state is a missed opportunity. I am introducing legislation requiring the state to conduct a substantive review of the costs and benefits of expanding commercial casinos in Connecticut. As co-chair of the legislature’s Commerce Committee, I am accustomed to considering a wide range of proposals that purport to improve or enhance economic development. In doing so, I rely on a thorough investigation of the facts and a conscientious review of relevant data which is precisely what would be achieved by a comprehensive, independent study.

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Chairing a National Tax Meeting

November 20, 2015

I am excited to be chairing an important meeting of the National Conference of State Legislatures’ (NCSL) Executive Committee Task Force on State and Local Taxation this weekend.

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Creating Jobs and Growing Businesses

October 7, 2015

Small businesses are truly the backbone of our state economy. The Connecticut Supplier Connection will help our small businesses grow by giving them the opportunity to trade and partner with large companies.

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Perfect Score From CTLCV

September 28, 2015

The Connecticut League of Conservation Voters gave me a 100% on their 2015 scorecard for my perfect record of supporting key pieces of environmental legislation this session.

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