Legislative Update!

March 8, 2019

As March begins, the legislative session is in full swing — from public hearings on the budget, education and public safety and health issues, to transportation and the environment, we are up and running. I want to thank everyone who has reached out to share their ideas, feedback, thoughts and concerns about the work we are doing in Hartford.

The more people I meet, and the more I participate in this exciting legislative process working with my colleagues to get legislation moving, the more grateful I am for your trust and confidence in sending me to represent you at the State Capitol.

I didn't want to miss sharing some of my favorite photos with you that  will give you an idea of what I have been up to during my first legislative session.

The Resilience film screening and Legislative Forum I hosted in February was a total success! Thank you to Commissioner Beth Bye from the Office of Early Childhood, Marijane Carey and to all who partnered with me to make this happen!


Senator Matt Lesser and I have introduced two bills, SB 706 and HB 6148, that can make a difference for people with food allergies in this state. We were able to hear comments from the public who braved the snow and came up in support.  To date, we have moved one bill out of committee, SB 706 and I will continue to work with the Senator to make this bill as strong as possible and potentially save lives.


This is Kate from Branford. She felt strongly about an education issue. Kate even waited 10 hours to testify and provided data with her testimony. Kate made a difference. Be like Kate!


Please keep your eyes open for the BCTV show we recorded with Lori Fogler Nicholson. This program, Data Saves Lives, covers companion animals data sharing network with a special guest Dr. Alan Radford from University of Liverpool.