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2015 Session Recap with The New Haven Delegation

June 18, 2015

I joined New Haven Mayor Toni N. Harp and members of the city’s legislative delegation at City Hall to recap and tout a series of legislative victories achieved during the General Assembly’s 2015 legislative session. In 2016 New Haven taxpayers are projected to receive a direct car tax cut of $3.5 million. Legislators successfully tackled Connecticut’s unequal Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILOT) system and as a result it is estimated that New Haven will receive an approximately $15 million in additional reimbursements.

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Biennial Budget Package Passes

June 8, 2015

I supported a budget package that begins lifting the property tax burden for Connecticut residents. Facing projected deficits over the next two years, the legislature cut over a billion dollars from the current services budget, however, the budget also ensures significant investments in the state’s transportation infrastructure, including improvements to roads, bridges and rail.

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Improvements to Metro-North Tied To Funding

May 12, 2015

Three to four years. That’s about how long it could take to rebuild the Metro-North Railroad and restore confidence in the commuter transit system.

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