Op-Ed: Juvenile Crime Needs to Be Addressed and Restoring Public Safety Should be a Top Priority

Posted on February 25, 2022


Despite the monumental silence from my colleagues on the other side of the aisle, it shouldn’t come as any surprise to those of you who have picked up a newspaper or turned on the television in the last year or so that Connecticut is facing a serious crime problem.

Within the past week alone, a 71-year-old woman was carjacked in broad daylight in West Hartford and yet another car was stolen in Hartford, this time with a 6-year-old girl inside.

Homeowners being shot at, cars being ransacked, and garages

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2022 Legislative Survey Results

Posted on January 18, 2022


A few weeks ago, I reached out to you and asked for your feedback on a wide range of topics – the direction Connecticut is headed, the pandemic, governor’s emergency powers, and others that may have significance as we head into the 2022 legislative session.

I wanted to thank everyone who took the time out to answer this survey as it prompted 202 responses that I wanted to pass along to you.

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Opinion: Connecticut Has a Problem with Crime

Posted on November 23, 2021


By all indications the rising tide of crime in Connecticut shows no sign of receding any time soon.

The numbers we’re getting from law enforcement on the ground in our own town are astounding: more cars were stolen in Shelton during a three-month period this year than in all of 2019.

The statewide picture of this trend is equally disturbing.

Crime victims across Connecticut have already made more requests from the victims’ compensation fund than in any previous year on record. The fund pays out expenses

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