GOP fails to override governor's budget veto; now is the time for a bipartisan agreement

October 4, 2017

After the state House of Representatives met Oct. 3 to consider overriding the veto of the GOP-backed budget, the Republicans refused to call the question for a vote. Now, it is time for us to work together and compromise with the governor and the Republicans to reach a bipartisan agreement on a final budget. To move Connecticut forward, we need to adopt a spending package that invests in our workforce, makes long-term structural changes, and provides municipalities with additional budget flexibility.

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2nd Boxing Retreat at the Webster Arena

September 28, 2017

It was a pleasure to join the CT Boxing Commission and my colleagues for their Boxing Retreat at the Webster Arena.

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BPRC Leaders Pleading for Federal Help for PR

September 26, 2017

As leaders of the legislature’s Black and Puerto Rican Caucus (BPRC), our vice-chair, Rep. Brandon McGee and I, today sent a letter to Connecticut’s Congressional Delegation in Washington, DC pleading for federal help for Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria which left total devastation on the island.

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CT Needs New School Funding Formula

September 9, 2017

Each year, more than $2 billion in state education aid is distributed to towns and cities through entirely arbitrary block grants. There is no strategic approach that reflects the state's priorities, the needs of students or what cities and towns can afford. There is no "formula." That's why the way the state distributes school aid is now in the courts. It is the responsibility of the legislative branch, working with the executive branch, to adopt a fair school finance system for Connecticut.

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