Connecticut’s 42nd Annual Holocaust Commemoration

Posted on May 5, 2024


It was a great honor – and a harrowing reminder – on Friday to attend Connecticut’s 42nd Annual Holocaust Commemoration. The ceremony included traditional Jewish cantors, chants, and prayers as well as emotional testimony from Endre Sarkany, who survived life in the Budapest ghetto as a young child. I also met Ben Cooper, a WWII veteran of the 45th Infantry – “The Liberators of Dachau.”

The commemoration challenged a growing tide of antisemitism around the globe, the nation, and here at home with

Rep. Yaccarino Celebrates New Supports for First Responders Killed or Disabled in the Line of Duty

Posted on May 2, 2024


HARTFORD – On Tuesday April 30th, State Representative Dave Yaccarino (R-North Haven) was among the principal co-sponsors and strongest advocates for new legislation which expands benefit eligibility for first responders who may be killed or disabled in the line of duty and their families.

The bipartisan effort to pass H.B. 5279 was led by North Haven lawmakers who witnessed the tragic loss of two firefighters in under one year.

Firefighter Matthias Wirtz was 46 on December 26th, 2022, when he died

Rep. Yaccarino, House Republicans Propose Plan to Balance FY25 Budget

Posted on April 26, 2024


Contains structural spending reforms, invests in local education,

stays under the spending cap

On Thursday, I joined my House Republican colleagues to release a plan to balance the second year of the state budget, keeping a promise to Connecticut residents by honoring the fiscal guardrails, focusing on affordability, pursuing structural spending reforms, and increasing funding for local education to help prevent more pressure on local property taxpayers.


Our plan was developed to balance the budget