Posted on September 25, 2020 by cthomas
Governor Ned Lamont has announced details for his plans to move Connecticut into Phase 3 of the state’s reopening amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The plan, which is targeted to take effect on Thursday, October 8, 2020, will ease some of the restrictions that were put into place on businesses and gatherings, while ensuring that the state continues taking a safe approach to limit spread of the virus.
Business changes in Phase 3 will include:
• Increase from 50 percent to 75 percent capacity indoors…
Posted on September 21, 2020 by cthomas
“Fight for the things that you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you” – Ruth Bader Ginsberg.
Friday, September 18, we lost a truly inspiring and courageous leader.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a trailblazer in the fight for women’s rights and equality. She broke barriers throughout her career to become the second woman to be appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court. She dedicated her life to public service in addition to being a teacher, an advocate, a mother, and a role model for…
Posted on September 14, 2020 by cthomas
This year, the Department of Veterans Affairs is celebrating Veterans Stand Down on September 24 and 25. There will be a virtual ceremony on September 24 that will be followed by interactive webinars and information sessions about state and federal benefits for veterans. On September 25, COVID testing, flu shots, legal aid and more will be available for veterans at the DVA Campus located at 752 East Main Street in Bridgeport from 8am to 2pm.
Click here for more information and to register for either…
Posted on September 5, 2020 by cthomas
Friday, September 4 I testified before the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority regarding United Illuminating’s proposed rate increases for customers, specifically in regards to their customer service and response to Tropical Storm Isaias. You can view my testimony on Youtube, and view the full hearing at CT-N.com.
Posted on September 2, 2020 by cthomas
HARTFORD – State Rep. Laura Devlin (R-Fairfield and Trumbull) stood with House Minority Leaders Themis Klarides and Vincent Candelora, along with many fellow House members at the State Capitol on Wednesday to publicly oppose Governor Ned Lamont’s filing to extend his executive powers that were granted due to COVID-19. The order granting these powers is set to expire on September 9, but the governor has declared his intent to extend those powers until February 9, 2021, which overlaps with the start…
Posted on August 25, 2020 by cthomas
Please see information below about the upcoming hearings regarding United Illuminating’s rate increase request and their response to Tropical Storm Isaias.
Energy and Technology Committee: August 27, 10:30 am
On August 27 at 10:30 am, the legislative Energy and Technology Hearing will be hosting an informational forum via Zoom. This hearing is expected to cover a far-ranging set of issues, from the role of state utility regulators and the process of setting rates to utility staffing levels and…
Posted on August 18, 2020 by cthomas
I am sickened and appalled by the news that the Republican candidate for the second congressional seat was arrested for domestic violence. Even worse, Republican party leaders downplayed the allegations for months, deciding that winning an election was more important than protecting a victim of domestic abuse.
As a woman, a mom, and as an elected official, I take accusations of domestic violence seriously. I have taken action locally to raise awareness of domestic violence, and perhaps more importantly,…
Posted on August 17, 2020 by cthomas
Please join myself, State Sen.Tony Hwang, State Reps. Brian Farnen and Cristin McCarthy Vahey and Fairfield First Selectwoman Brenda Kupchick as we host an Informational Public Utilities & Internet Rates and Reliability Forum via Zoom with special guest Attorney Lee Hoffman, Chair of the Connecticut Business and Industry Association (CBIA) Energy Group and Partner at Pullman and Comley.
Attorney Hoffman has a storied history going before the Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority and the…
Posted on August 5, 2020 by cthomas
Fairfield – State Representatives Laura Devlin (134th) and Brian Farnen (132nd) and State Senator Tony Hwang (28th) expressed concern about the recent notice sent to town clerks that over 20,000 absentee ballot applicants may not be receiving their ballots before the Primary Election to be held this coming Tuesday, August 11.
According to the Connecticut Town Clerks Association, the Secretary of State Denise Merrill’s hand-picked mail vendor cannot fulfill the obligations to process and mail approximately…
Posted on August 5, 2020 by cthomas
FAIRFIELD – State Senator Tony Hwang (28th) and State Representatives Laura Devlin (134th) and Brian Farnen (132nd) joined the Fairfield Police and CT State Police along with national experts on the dangers of Distracted Driving at Fairfield Police’s Headquarters on Monday, August 3 to announce the State of Connecticut’s “U Drive, U Text, U Pay” Distracted Driving Enforcement and Checkpoint Program which will run all month long.
In support of August as National Distracted Driving Awareness Month,…