Debating voting rights for individuals on parole

May 8, 2018

I spoke in favor of a measure that would restore voting rights of convicted felons on parole, as long as they have not been convicted of an election related felony House Bill 5418. Sadly, this bill didn’t come up for a vote, but I wanted to share my remarks on the House floor.

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Minority Teacher Recruitment Bill Moves One Step Closer

May 7, 2018

I am pleased to see SB 455, An Act Concerning Minority Teacher Recruitment and Retention passed the House of Representatives unanimously and now goes to the Governor for signing. This is bill has been one of the top priorities of the Black & Puerto Rican Caucus and I am excited to finally see this bill moving forward.

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Celebrating Hartford Day 2018

April 30, 2018

April 26 was Hartford Day at the State Capitol. A day of food and fun that highlights the people, places and businesses that make Hartford special.

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Dreamers’ bill passes the House

April 26, 2018

I am pleased to see that my colleagues finally agreed that undocumented CT students who pay a percentage of their tuition into the financial aid pool should get a share of this aid. Under current law undocumented students are excluded from receiving aid even though they have contributed. It is a fair, bipartisan solution.

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