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Current News & Issues

July 11, 2016
MOURNING THE LOSS OF OUR COLLEAGUE, MARY FRITZ
Today we mourn the loss of our own Mary Fritz, who died Saturday of cancer. Mary was one of our longest-serving legislators, having first served in 1982, then retaking her seat in 1986. She served her district of Wallingford and Cheshire ever since. READ MORE
July 1, 2016
NEW LAWS THAT GO INTO EFFECT JULY 1ST
From curbing opioid abuse to making affirmative consent the law to a Student's Bill of Rights and more, a number of important laws go into effect today. READ MORE
June 22, 2016
THE VETERAN'S FIRST ACT
Rep. Loni Reed is proud to stand with Branford Mom Sarah Greene and Senator Richard Blumenthal to urge passage of the Veteran's First Act. Sarah was left alone to raise her two young children when her husband, Lt Col David Greene USMC, was killed in Iraq. She found that certain Veterans Administration scholarships and benefits are not available to surviving families. WATCH THE WTNH NEWS STORY
May 25, 2016
HOUSE COMES TO AGREEMENT ON THE BUDGET
Last week the house came to an agreement on the budget. It is never easy to make cuts that will impact so many Connecticut families, but these cuts are real, structural change that will put CT's budget back on a sustainable path. READ MORE
May 2, 2016
RECENT ACTIVITY AT THE CAPITOL
Today we take a look at some of the most significant legislation we've passed in the House so far this year. From tackling childhood obesity, to ensuring that ex-offenders have a fair shot at a job, to ensuring our students are safe on campus, we're working on the issues that matter most to our constituents. READ MORE
May 2, 2016
OPIOID LEGISLATION
This year we passed one of the most comprehensive laws in the nation to prevent and treat opioid abuse. READ MORE
April 22, 2016
EARTH DAY AT THE CAPITOL
On Earth Day we take a look back on some of Connecticut's environmental successes and plans for the future. READ MORE
April 20, 2016
HOUSE REMEMBERS AND HONORS
REPRESENTATIVE TERRY BACKER

Yesterday we honored the memory of our dear friend and colleague, State Representative Terry Backer, with a resolution expressing sympathy at his passing. Terry's contributions to his district in Stratford, the State of Connecticut and the Long Island Sound will be felt for generations. WATCH THE VIDEO
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April 12, 2016
THERAPY ANIMALS VISIT THE CAPITOL
Therapy animals from K9 First Responders, Allan's Angels, and Tails of Joy visited the House Chamber today. READ MORE
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April 11, 2016
BIOSCIENCE GROWTH: A CONNECTICUT SUCCESS STORY
The growth of the bioscience industry in the state is great news for Connecticut, creating well-paying jobs and encouraging public-private partnerships to ensure our schools are educating today’s graduates for tomorrow’s jobs. Recent news articles highlight the progress we’re making in this exciting field. READ MORE
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February 5, 2016
JOE GRESKO SWORN IN
Congratulations and welcome to our newest legislator, Rep. Joe Gresko of Stratford! READ MORE
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January 27, 2016
SOME GOOD NEWS FOR CT: MANUFACTURING AND JOB GROWTH STRONG
According to recent reports, Connecticut’s private sector growth is strong, with major manufacturers planning expansions, and job growth at the highest rate in a generation. READ MORE
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January 1, 2016
LAWS AFFECTING MINIMUM WAGE, HEALTH CARE, VETERANS, CIVIL LIBERTIES GO INTO EFFECT JANUARY 1
Laws going into effect on January 1 included the “Excessive Use of Force” bill, “Facilitation of Telehealth,” “An Act Concerning Veterans,” and the minimum wage increase to $9.60. Here is a list of them.
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