CURRENT NEWS


House passes bill to help restore public trust in law enforcement

May 31, 2017

I am pleased the house passed a bill that will allow cities and towns, including Bridgeport, to tap into a $9 million reserve of state funding to purchase body cameras and dashboard cameras for police cruisers. House Bill 7308 would establish a task force to review the use of police body cameras and expands access to funding for its purchase.

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Lawmakers Applaud House Passage of Tree Removal Bill

May 11, 2017

I am pleased that an environment-friendly bill providing clarity on regulations governing the removal of trees on municipal properties passed the House of Representatives. This measure prohibits activities such as cutting, painting or marking trees, shrubs, rocks or any other natural objects on municipal property unless appropriate authorization is obtained in addition to posting notices of work to be performed in the area.

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Mixed Martial Arts Bill Passes House

May 10, 2017

House Bill 6266, a Mixed Martial Arts bill (MMA) that I am happy to champion, passed the House of Representatives and it’s on its way to the Senate for consideration.

The measure would establish regulations to allow MMA sessions in the state of Connecticut lifting burdens on promoters and putting protections in place for competitors.

 

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Raising the Minimum Wage In Connecticut

April 27, 2017

Today, I joined my colleagues at a press in support of raising the state's minimum wage. I am proud to stand in strong support of HB 6208, on behalf of Connecticut workers who are struggling to make ends meet in minimum wage jobs.

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