Serving the 9th Assembly District
Legislative Office Building, Room 4001
Hartford, CT 06106-1591
The 2014 legislative session has come to a close and we produced this report to provide you with an update on legislation that was debated and passed into law, some of which didn’t get the level of media attention that other proposals got. News providers often focus on issues that are more contentious or sensational that they believe will attract the attention of readers and viewers. Often those more contentious issues never become law. Sometimes that’s good and sometimes that isn’t. Below is a summary of items I worked on that I hope are important to you.
This year was the second year of the biennial budget so most of the changes in the budget reflected needed changes to address line-item shortfalls in addition to some policy initiatives. The budget is always the product of negotiation and compromise and included funding for a number of programs important to our district and towns. Manchester will be receiving $38,271,996 for 2014 and East Hartford will be receiving $53,522,274 for 2014. Increasing the size of the Rainy Day Fund is good policy as it helps maintain the state’s credit rating and helps mitigate the effects of downturns in the economy.
More detailed information on all the bills is available upon request. If you’re interested just ask and I can provide you with detailed summaries. Please continue to share your thoughts and stances on issues as often as possible because it makes me a more effective legislator. Together we can shape the direction of our state, our district and our communities.