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Capitol Update: September Special Session

Posted on October 7, 2020 by agallagher


Last week, the House of Representatives held our second Special Session of 2020, since the shutdown began. Once again, our debates went into the night as we rushed to draft legislation and emergency certify bills on measures that are not true emergencies. Governor Lamont extended his Executive Powers at the beginning of September — effectively sending the message that he does not need the legislature to govern. The bills that were voted on were not Covid-19 related and were not emergencies. These bills could have been taken up during a proper legislative session with public hearings and debates.

Follow the video link below to view the Special Session in its entirety.

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Capitol Update: July Special Session

Posted on August 4, 2020 by agallagher


Last month, the Connecticut General Assembly was called in for Special Session in both the House of Representatives and State Senate. Both held overnight deliberations on four pieces of legislation that have since moved to Governor Lamont’s office, where they were signed into law.

The first bill brought to the floor was HB 6001, An Act Concerning Telehealth. Telehealth Services is a way to communicate with your physician by way of videoconferencing such as zoom. Back in March the governor issued

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Information Regarding Rate Hikes, Eversource, & PURA

Posted on July 31, 2020 by agallagher


Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Many of you have reached out to my office about Eversource’s recent unreasonable and debilitating electric rate hikes. As we face a global pandemic, and high unemployment, now is not a time to be drastically raising rates on residents and businesses.

During a Special Session in October of 2017, the legislature passed PA 17-3

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