Back to School Safety Tips

Posted on August 17, 2022


With school starting and thousands of children soon waiting at the end of their driveways or on the side of a road for the bus, I wanted to remind everyone to be careful on our public roadways.

When school is in session, drivers should use extra caution, especially near bus stops, schools, playgrounds, and athletic fields.

Safety tips for drivers:

  • State law prohibits passing a school bus with its lights flashing. Some school buses are equipped with cameras to record passing drivers.
  • Observe the

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Tax Free Week is Sunday, August 21 – Saturday, August 27

Posted on August 12, 2022


Friends and Neighbors,

With inflation causing prices to rise, we are paying more for everything we purchase, including food, clothing and fuel, and saving money is more important than ever.

I have consistently advocated for additional tax relief for Connecticut families but the governor and the majority party have opposed and stalled those sincere efforts to provide meaningful relief to Connecticut’s residents.

That being said, with school less than two weeks away for some students, I want to remind

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Connecticut Insurance Department Announces Public Informational Meeting on August 15 for Health Insurance Rates

Posted on August 2, 2022


I just wanted to let you know that earlier this year when several healthcare insurers who offer plans in our state proposed substantial rate increases that averaged more than 20%, our side of the aisle immediately called for full legislative public hearings on the matter. With only a brief comment period open, the attorney general asked for department-level meetings but fell short of joining our calls for full public hearings before the General Assembly.

Despite increasing public outcry and steady

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