CURRENT NEWS


House OKs Minimum Pay Increase Bill

May 14, 2019

Hourly minimum-pay employees are moving closer to a living wage. The House has approved House Bill 5004 to increase the minimum wage incrementally to $15 in 2023. The last time the minimum was increased was in 2017. No one who works full-time should have to live in poverty.

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House Passes Bills Targeting Gun Violence

May 8, 2019

Led by Rep. Steven Stafstrom, co-chair of the Judiciary Committee, the House of Representatives has approved bipartisan legislation he introduced to reduce gun violence in Connecticut. Representative Stafstrom wrote the bills making up the legislation and led the lawmakers in a debate of the bills before they were approved by a bipartisan vote and sent to the Senate for final passage.

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Invest In Transportation Infrastructure

April 18, 2019

We have heard from constituents, experts, Republicans and Democrats ā€“ everyone agrees that our entire transportation infrastructure needs significant investment in order to grow our economy.

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Committee Backs $90.8 Million For Bassick

April 15, 2019

The $115 million financing for the construction of a new Bassick High School remains on track. Iā€™m very happy to report that today my colleagues and I on the Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee unanimously voted to approve legislation authorizing $90.8 million in state bond funding ā€“ about 80 percent of the total project cost.

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