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My op-ed on HB 6175

Posted on April 19, 2021


Earlier this year, Representative Terrie Wood and I introduced House Bill 6175: An Act Concerning Educational Access and Opportunity Scholarships. This bill would create a limited state tax credit for businesses and individuals donating to nonprofits that provide educational access and opportunity scholarships to underserved students. Our bill has attracted bipartisan cosponsors who – like us – believe this will help provide better education options for children whose learning environments may not

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Signing of Special Act 21-3 (HB 6610)

Posted on April 15, 2021


Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Yesterday, I had the privilege of attending the ceremonial bill signing Special Act 21-3 (House Bill 6610), An Act Concerning the Outdoor Sale of Goods and Provisions of Food and Beverage Services, with Governor Lamont, fellow state legislators, and municipal leaders held at Millwrights Restaurant and Tavern. This legislation will ease restrictions on outside dining and allow restaurants to supplement their indoor occupancy restrictions with outdoor seating.

To listen

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Unemployment Fund Crisis

Posted on April 7, 2021


Dear Friends & Neighbors,

Today House Minority Leader Candelora and business leaders across Connecticut held a press conference to discuss the looming crisis of the insolvent Unemployment Compensation Fund.

Connecticut is facing an Unemployment Compensation Trust Fund crisis not seen since the 2008 recession. This is the fund that provides unemployment payments to those who have lost their jobs, and which has been a lifeline for so many employees over the past year. While extended unemployment compensation

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