I hope you had a lovely holiday season and I wish you a healthy and happy New Year.
The 2018 legislative session is fast approaching.
The Upcoming Session
The Connecticut General Assembly will convene the “short session” on February 7. The “short session” goes from the first week in February through the first week in May.
During the short session this year,we will largely focus on adjustments to the two-year state budget that affects every resident in Connecticut. As you know, the 2017 legislative session (long session) continued far past the June deadline date through the summer and into the fall.
In the short session, legislators are able to propose specific bills, however, all bills must be requested through committees. Since I was first elected, I have proposed bills that I believe would be helpful for residents of Fairfield and the rest of the state. Many bills I introduce come from constituents who contact me with an idea, through meetings with residents during town hall forums or from local business owners who attend my business council meetings.
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 Brenda.Kupchick@cga.ct.gov.
Government Working for You
I also want remind you that as your state representative, I am here as your resource in Hartford. I am here to help if you are having a problem with a state agency and need help cutting through red tape, or if you simply have a question about a state law or process. Please contact me if you need help with scheduling a visit to the state capitol or acquiring an official citation, proclamation or state or American flag to commemorate a significant achievement or life event.
My hope is for us to work together so that state government can better serve you, your family, or your business.
You can find information about what I’m working on this session and sign up for mynewsletter with Capitol updates through my website.
I’m incredibly grateful to have this opportunity to serve my hometown in our state’s legislature.
You can reach me at 1-800-842-1423 or by e-mail at Brenda.Kupchick@cga.ct.gov.