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New Laws Effective October 1st

Posted on September 28, 2022


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I wanted to make you aware of new laws affecting Connecticut taxpayers and businesses taking effect on Saturday, October 1st. This year, several important public safety measures become law, including many that were a result of pressure from both the public and Republican lawmakers concerned about an increase in crime, especially juvenile crime, and the dramatic rise in incidents of car theft; from 2019-2020 the increase in motor vehicle theft was just less than 4 times the national average – 41%

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Celebrating CT Women of Color Who Fought for the Vote

Posted on September 21, 2022


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It was a joy to recognize and celebrate Connecticut Women of Color who fought – – one hundred and two years ago – – for their right to vote as citizens. Their personal strength in the face of discrimination should be a lesson for all of us.

These pioneering women refused to be pushed aside and fought for their rights. They are much more than footnotes in our state’s history, they are a defining moment in our state’s history.

As legislators we represent the diversity of our state – politically, racially,

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Veterans Stand Down 2022

Posted on September 15, 2022


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The Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) announced Veterans STAND DOWN 2022 will take place on September 23rd from 8:00 – 2:00 p.m. at five regional sites across the state.

While the COVID-19 pandemic changed the way agencies and organizations operate, the DVA continues its commitment to serving Connecticut’s Veterans by providing access to a range of programs and services offered by state and federal agencies, Veterans organizations, and community-based non-profits.

Stand Down 2022

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CT Sees Uptick in Fraudulent Benefit Claims, How to Protect Against It

Posted on September 13, 2022


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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

It has been recently reported that an uptick in fraudulent claims benefits have been processed through the Department of Labor (DOL). I want to make you aware of this increasing threat and provide resources so you can protect yourself, or your business, against criminals looking to steal your personal information.

Reducing Fraudulent DOL Benefit Claims

The uptick in fraudulent benefits claims is alarming. According to reports, two-dozen businesses have notified the Connecticut

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LIHEAP – Appropriations/Energy and Technology/Human Services Committee Joint Public Hearing – Monday, August 29th, 10 a.m.

Posted on August 24, 2022


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The cost of heating your home …

In early June, my Republican colleagues and I raised concerns about the financial pressure residents would experience this fall as they faced the skyrocketing expense of heating their homes. We proposed a plan to use some of the state’s significant surplus funds to provide additional home heating assistance to those who would need it. Unfortunately, our plan fell on deaf ears.

However, Our concern on this subject continues as the legislature grapples with the reality

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