Juan Candelaria

Serving the 95th Assembly District

New Haven

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Legislative Office Building, Room 1804
Hartford, CT 06106-1591
Capitol: 800-842-8267

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Thank you for your support. It has been an honor to represent you in the General Assembly for another term. There have been many intensely debated issues this legislative session and it has been a privilege to represent the people of New Haven in each of those discussions.

Connecticut’s economy continues to recover, and looking back at the 2015 legislative session, I am proud of the steps the legislature took to grow our state’s economy.

This session, the legislature took significant steps to lower the cost of higher education. We passed a law which has led to the lowest student loan interest rate ever offered by the Connecticut’s loan authority, CHESLA, and became the first state in the country to establish a Student Loan Bill of Rights.

We have also continued to make important investments in Connecticut’s Small Business Express Program, which has succeeded in helping to grow our small business community. The property tax burden has also remained a primary concern for many small businesses, and thankfully we worked to increase municipal aid in order to ease property taxes.

We made historic investments in our transportation system and increased Education Cost Sharing (ECS) funding for many cities and towns. These investments are critical to growing our economy as businesses will not come to Connecticut if their employees cannot get to work in a safe and timely manner and if we do not have an educated workforce ready to fill 21st century jobs.

I hope you find this information to be of use and please do not hesitate to call my office if you have any questions.