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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Awarded NARAL's Highest Honor

November 23, 2015

I want to thank NARAL Pro-Choice Connecticut for honoring me with the 2015 Catherine Roraback award for my pro-choice leadership.

50 years ago, the Supreme Court struck down a Connecticut law outlawing contraception and it was Attorney Catherine Roraback who secured that victory for reproductive rights. It is a shocking and unfortunate fact that in the year 2015, we are still dealing with other states and a Congress that would like to ax funding for women’s healthcare and prevent access to contraception. We must remain vigilant as these fights move to the Supreme Court.

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