Women’s History Month Writing ContestMarch 9, 2023
It is so important for women and girls to see themselves represented in our history. In celebration of Women's History Month, I am sponsoring an essay contest for Branford students in grades 5-8.
Critical Benefits Coming To an EndFebruary 28, 2023
Very soon, there will be changes for some of our most vulnerable individuals and families who are on Medicaid. Starting on April 1, the COVID-19 public health emergency protection will be coming to an end. Medicaid enrollees who were continuously covered will again have to provide proof of eligibility to continue getting benefits.
2023 Opening DayJanuary 13, 2023
The 2023 legislative session is officially underway! For this term, I was appointed Assistant Majority Whip and to serve as a member of the Committee on Children, the Education and the Human Services Committees.
CareerConneCT Expands Intake PortalDecember 15, 2022
Great news! CareerConneCT is expanding its intake portal. The goal of CareerConneCT is to provide underemployed and unemployed Connecticut residents with resources and training necessary for the pursuit of a well-paying, high-quality career path. The program provides free job training, case management, supportive services, and employment assistance.
Improving Fiscal Outlook For ConnecticutDecember 8, 2022
I am pleased to report that responsible budgeting and major structural changes made to pension and teachers' retirements plans are putting Connecticut on much more solid fiscal ground and saving taxpayers billions in debt payments.
Special Session - More Tax Relief for CT FamiliesDecember 1, 2022
With many families in Connecticut facing added financial strain due to rising prices, the legislature went into special session earlier this week to provide some relief. A bipartisan bill passed by the General Assembly and signed into law by Governor Lamont extends the current suspension of the gasoline tax, provides additional funding for energy assistance programs, and continues premium pay for frontline workers.
Eversource and United Illuminating Rate IncreasesNovember 21, 2022
I am sure we share the same concerns about Eversource and United Illuminating, the state's two main electric distribution companies, which both filed for new standard service supply rates with the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) that will increase rates by approximately 40%. Once approved by PURA, these new rates will go into effect from January 1, 2023, through the first six months of the year.
Aid and Resources to Support Those Experiencing HomelessnessNovember 18, 2022
A recent report detailed that throughout Connecticut there was an increase of 13% in overall homelessness from 2021 to 2022.