IDD Caucus

January 5, 2016

We had another informative meeting of the General Assembly’s Intellectual and Developmental Disability (I/DD) Caucus. Families are counting on us for help.

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Budget Update

December 21, 2015

The new budget framework is better for New Haven’s economy than the executive proposal. We successfully restored items proposed for elimination and provided some relief to services and to the New Haven economy.

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White House Education Convening

December 16, 2015

I was excited to attend a White House Convening of State Education Leaders in Washington, D.C. last week to discuss issues related to state education. This was an invaluable learning opportunity for me and I look forward to applying that knowledge to my work on the Education Committee and to improve education in Torrington.

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Protecting Mountain Dairy Farms

November 25, 2015

Mountain Dairy Farms, which has been run by ten generations of the Stearns family, conveyed the farm’s development rights to the state. More than 82 acres of the 243-year-old farm will be permanently protected and will be forever available for agricultural production under the state’s Farmland Preservation Program.

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