I hope you had a happy holiday season.
The 2018 legislative session is fast approaching and I wanted to make sure you are aware of how to stay up to date.
The Upcoming Session
The Connecticut General Assembly will convene for the “short session” on February 7. The “short session” goes from the first week in February through the first week in May.
A major priority will be adjustments to the two-year state budget which will affect every resident in Connecticut. As you know, the 2017 legislative session continued far past the June deadline date into last fall.
Legislators are able to propose specific bills this year that they request from specific committees. Since I was first elected, I have proposed bills that I thought would help Ridgefield residents and people across the state. Many bills I introduce originate from constituents who contact me with an idea, often at town hall forums and business council meetings in Ridgefield.
This year, Friday, February 9, is the deadline to submit proposed bills. If you have ideas, questions or concerns about a current state law, or a problem that could be helped by legislative action, please contact me directly at John.Frey@cga.ct.gov.
Government Working for You
I also want remind you that as your state representative, I am here to serve as your resource in Hartford.
I can help if you are having a problem with a state agency or if you simply have a question about a state law or process. We can work together and find ways for state government to better serve you, your family, or your business.
Please contact my office with any questions about state issues, how to schedule a visit to the State Capitol, or how to acquire an official citation, proclamation or flag to commemorate a significant achievement or life event.
You can find information about what I’m working on this session and sign up for my newsletter for Capitol updates through my website.
I continue to be grateful to have this opportunity to serve in our state’s legislature representing Ridgefield.
You can reach me anytime at 1-800-842-1423 or by e-mail at John.Frey@cga.ct.gov.