Serving the 118th Assembly District
Legislative Office Building, Room 4002
Hartford, CT 06106-1591
The 2014 legislative session ended recently and I want to update you about what I have been up to in Hartford. This year was a what we call a “short session,” but I am proud of the work we achieved in such a short period of time. In addition to the bills that I have highlighted, we have worked tirelessly to enact many other bills beneficial to us here in Milford as well as statewide.
Working to continue to help Connecticut’s struggling economy, I was pleased to support a minimum wage increase, which will rise to $10.10 on Jan. 1, 2017. Working families simply cannot afford to support their households at the current minimum wage, and deserve a livable wage.
The legislature also passed a law that keeps United Technologies, owners of Pratt & Whitney and Sikorsky, here in Connecticut for years to come. Over the next five years they will invest up to $500,000,000 to upgrade and expand their aerospace research, development and manufacturing facilities and they expect to invest up to $4,000,000,000 in research and other capital expenditures in the state. This is also great news for the employees of UTC, who now know that their jobs will remain in Connecticut for the foreseeable future.
We also committed to a study to look at Connecticut’s entire tax system, with an eye towards making it more stable when the national economy is volatile, more progressive, and less reliant on property taxes.
I hope you find the information in this newsletter helpful. It is my pleasure and honor to serve as your state representative. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to my office if I can ever be of help to you or your family!