Upcoming Earth Day Events

April 17, 2019

The first Earth Day was held April 22, 1970 to protest industrial development and the devastating effects that accompanied it.  While we have made great strides holding corporations accountable to protect our planet, we have more work to do, especially as our environmental regulations become more lax. 

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State Funds Granted for Brownfield Remediation

April 11, 2019

Today I joined Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz, members of the city's state and federal delegations, representatives from the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP), and the Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) to announce $3.3 million in state funds for the ongoing work at the abandoned Anamet site (17.5 acres on the Naugatuck River) in Waterbury.

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My Votes on Cannabis-related Bills

March 25, 2019

I started this busy legislative week by voting on two cannabis related bills in the General Law Committee.

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Bye Bye Plastic Bags

March 25, 2019

The Environment Committee is on a roll! With the vote to move, SB 1003, An Act Concerning the Use of Single-Use Plastic and Paper bags (aka the "plastic bag ban") out of the Environment Committee this morning, we are one step closer to instituting impactful changes to the environment.

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