Serving the 137th Assembly District
Legislative Office Building, Room 110
Hartford, CT 06106-1591
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 Norwalk in each of those discussions.
The legislature took significant steps this session 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 Higher Education Supplemental Loan Authority (CHESLA), and became the first state in the country to establish a Student Loan Bill of Rights.
We also focused on protecting our environment by banning plastic microbeads which pollute our waters and broadened the ban on harmful pesticides to better protect our children from exposure to these chemicals. The legislature also voted to ensure that future generations can enjoy one of our most valuable natural resources by developing a Blue Plan for Long Island Sound.
We stood up for our seniors by passing more laws to protect them from potential abuse. We have expanded the definition of neglect to include elderly people who do not live alone but are mistreated by a caretaker and now require the Department of Social Services to notify a nursing home resident’s designee within 24 hours if abuse is suspected.
I hope you find this information to be of use and please know that Norwalk’s working families remained at the heart of each vote I cast in the House Chamber. As always, please do not hesitate to call my office if you have any questions.