Protecting Against Student-Debt Abuses

October 2, 2017

Thanks to the efforts of Rep. Matthew Lesser, the House chair of the legislature's Banking Committee, Connecticut is at the forefront of states that have taken action to protect people from student-loan servicing companies that have taken advantage of indebted students.

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GOP Budget Axes Help For Thousands

September 21, 2017

Blasting the Republican-passed state budget, Rep. Roland Lemar says a cut to the community college system sends a message to future employers that the state is not open for business. Many community college students are Connecticut high school graduates who find a home here, get a start here and become part of the workforce of the future here, Lemar said in this New Haven Independent news story.

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College Interns Needed At State Capitol

September 21, 2017

The General Assembly's Legislative Internship Program is now accepting applications for spring 2018. Interns work one-on-one with legislators and learn how our state government works. I've had many wonderful interns over the years, and I encourage you to share this opportunity with a college student in your life.

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New Haven Lawmakers Rip GOP Budget

September 21, 2017

Rep. Toni Walker joined her legislative colleagues who represent New Haven and surrounding towns at a press conference to denounce the Republican state budget. “These are cuts we cannot sustain if we expect Connecticut to thrive,” Rep. Walker said.

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