Supporting Newington Rail

February 13, 2019

I testified today with Newington Town Mayor Roy Zartarian and Representative Kerry Wood (D-Newington, Rocky Hill, Wethersfield) in the Transportation Committee in favor of the development of a new commuter rail station in the town of Newington.

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Hearing On Public Option For Insurance

February 11, 2019

National and state-based health care experts will testify Wednesday before members of the Insurance and Human Services committees on the merits of creating a public option for health insurance. “The cost of health insurance is skyrocketing for Connecticut families and businesses, and this hearing is a chance for our committees and the public to hear about how creating a public health insurance option can lower costs and ensure that every citizen in our state has access to quality, affordable health care," Rep. Scanlon says.

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Senate and House Democrats Announce 2019 Legislative Priorities

February 4, 2019

Today, Democrats in the Connecticut General Assembly announced joint priorities for the 2019 legislative session. The legislative package focuses on establishing a paid family and medical leave program, raising the minimum wage, investing in job training and the state’s workforce pipeline, supporting small businesses, making prescription drugs more affordable, creating a Green New Deal for Connecticut and increasing access to the ballot box.

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Rep. Santiago Appointed Chair Of The Banks Committee

January 3, 2019

State Representative Ezequiel Santiago has been appointed House Chair of the Banking Committee by Speaker of the House Joe Aresimowicz.

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