House Backs Contract For Home Health Care Workers

March 22, 2018

I was proud to support this fair contract for our personal care attendants yesterday. These workers help our loved ones stay in their homes. Raising their wages is good for the workers, their clients, and our economy.

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NY Times Editorial Denounces DeVos Policy Exempting Student Loan Service Companies

March 19, 2018

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ policy claim that the federal government can pre-empt Connecticut laws that rein in student loan servicing companies is “legally baseless” as this New York Times editorial points out. A student loan servicing company that now believes it does not have to treat borrowers fairly because DeVos simply says so is going to be very disappointed, Representative Matthew Lesser says.

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Protecting Connecticut consumers from FCC's decision to gut net neutrality rules

March 6, 2018

After the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) decided to gut net neutrality rules, I co-sponsored Senate Bill 2, "An act concerning internet service providers and net neutrality principles," which would further protect Connecticut consumers from the agency's decision. Preserving an open internet is good for Connecticut's businesses, startups, students and consumers. We need to make sure these rules are protected.

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Scanlon Calls For Drug Price Transparency

March 6, 2018

Rep. Sean Scanlon and state Comptroller Kevin Lembo unveil legislation that for the first time creates transparency for pharmaceutical drug pricing in Connecticut. “Under this legislation, we will finally get our constituents the answers they deserve and dig deeper into what’s happening with drug prices so we can ultimately lower health care costs for Connecticut seniors and families,” Scanlon said.

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