CTDOL Alerts Residents of New Fraud Scheme Targeting Job Seekers

Posted on December 6, 2023

The CT DOL is alerting residents of a new fraud scam targeting job seekers. Criminals are soliciting banking and other information by calling residents and claiming to be an employer registered with CTHires, the state’s job bank.  The attempts to steal personal data through this scam include callers asking for Social Security, bank account, and credit card numbers as well as telling residents they must pay a fee to have their application reviewed for employment. The agency recommends that all unemployment

Capitol Update, December 1st

Posted on December 1, 2023

EV Mandate Update…

As a result of the public’s engagement, the governor has decided not to put forth his regulatory mandates that would have banned the sales of gas-powered cars and trucks by 2035. This is welcome news for Connecticut residents and businesses. However, he also indicated that this move is only a pause in his administration’s efforts to get his mandates passed. I will keep you updated on this issue, as it is bound to resurface at some point in the legislative session.

Ann Antolini School Students Visit Capitol

Posted on November 29, 2023

HARTFORD – Fourth grade students from New Hartford’s Ann Antolini School visited the State Capitol on Tuesday, November 28th. After touring both the Legislative Office Building and Senate chambers, the group met with their State Representative, Mark Anderson.  “I spoke with two separate tour groups, each engaging and interested to learn about our state government. We had a great discussion about the House chamber operations and how Connecticut’s laws are made,” said Anderson.

The State Capitol’s Victorian-Era

Capitol Update, October 24th

Posted on October 24, 2023

I enjoyed being part of the Wilderness School’s 50th Anniversary celebration this past weekend, my first and long-awaited visit to this Department of Children and Families facility in East Hartland.

The Wilderness School provides an Outward Bound type of experience to youth ages 13-21, to help them develop skills like resilience, getting along with others, confidence, and leadership. Outings range from one weekend to 20 days, and take place at the camp, and throughout

Veterans’ and Military Affairs Informational Public Hearing, November 8th

Posted on October 18, 2023

There will be Informational Public Hearing hosted by the Veterans’ and Military Affairs Committee. The hearing will be held on Wednesday, November 8th, at the Legislative Office Building, Room 2C, from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. I encourage you to participate in the hearing if you have a comment or concern with state policies impacting Connecticut veterans.

All Connecticut veterans, military personnel, advocates, and their loved ones are invited to share issues or concerns related to veterans and military

Electric Vehicle Mandate Survey

Posted on October 11, 2023

Prescription Discount Card

Posted on October 4, 2023

All Connecticut residents are now eligible for ArrayRx, a prescription drug discount card program that provides up to 80% off certain prescriptions.

The program is part of Public Act 23-171, An Act Protecting Patients and Prohibiting Unnecessary Health Care Costs, which was passed with strong support from both sides of the aisle.

For more information on how to sign up for ArrayRx, including a drug price lookup tool, visit arrayrxcard.com.


Capitol Update, September 25th

Posted on September 25, 2023

Here is my most recent update you on the Connecticut National Guard, the Wild and Scenic Upper Farmington River, tomorrow’s special legislative session, and new laws that take effect on October 1.

Connecticut National Guard

As a member of the Veterans’ and Military Affairs Committee, I recently jumped on an opportunity extended to all legislators to spend the day learning about our state’s great National Guard. The event included briefings from Major

Home Heating Assistance, Ti-Trikes, and Affordable Housing

Posted on September 20, 2023

Connecticut Energy Assistance Program (CEAP)

The Connecticut Energy Assistance Program (CEAP) helps Connecticut residents afford to heat their homes. Applications for CEAP typically take 30-45 minutes. Basic benefits towards your heating bill range between $180 to $530 depending on your income level, household size and whether there is a vulnerable member in the household. These benefits are usually paid directly to your utility company or fuel supplier. Households that heat with deliverable

Veterans Stand Down Event, Friday, Sept. 22

Posted on September 15, 2023

The CT Dept. of Veterans Affairs will be hosting STAND DOWN 2023 on Friday, September 22, from 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., to provide access to a range of programs and services offered by state and federal agencies, Veterans organizations, and community-based non-profits at these regional sites across the State.

The regional sites include:

  • Bridgeport: University of Bridgeport, Wheeler Recreational Center, 400 University Ave.
  • Bristol: Gregory CCD Center, 1043 Stafford Ave.
  • Danbury: Danbury War Memorial