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Saving Bridgeport taxpayers tens of millions of dollars over the next several years

December 28, 2017

Bridgeport is expected to save tens of millions of dollars over the next several years after it was recently able to restructure a portion of its unfunded pension liabilities. Through House Bill 7296, Bridgeport was given the statutory authority to issue bonds to pay off more than $83 million in unfunded pension liabilities into the Connecticut Municipal Employee Retirement System.

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End-of-year Capitol report

December 15, 2017

During the 2017 legislative session, we implemented structural reforms that will not only help Connecticut steady its financial footing, but will also help spur economic development and restore millions of dollars to municipalities, our schools and core state services. As vice chairman of the Judiciary Committee and a member of the Planning and Development Committee, we were also able to pass legislation that helps Bridgeport, improves our judicial system and protects some of our most vulnerable citizens. I am proud to share information about some of these new laws with you.

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Stafstrom named 2017 Legislative Champion by Connecticut Alliance of YMCAs

November 28, 2017

The Connecticut Alliance of YMCAs named state Rep. Steve Stafstrom as its 2017 Legislative Champion. Stafstrom was awarded for his commitment to the local community.

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Legislature approves changes to Renters' Rebate Program and hospital tax

November 15, 2017

Following the legislature’s approval of technical revisions to the bipartisan budget passed last month, older and disabled renters are slated to receive their state refund checks under the Connecticut Renters’ Rebate Program.

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