Hartford Current: The wins, and where is this going?

My work in Hartford continues to be focused on bringing fiscal stability and financial viability to all in our state. I’ll start with the good news. The governor and legislative leaders of both parties worked together on a solution to the longstanding insolvency of the Connecticut Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund. While not a sexy topic,…

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Grass Roots Solutions for Zoning

The long-awaited state zoning bill, SB 1024, was announced on March 10 for a public hearing on March 15th. The virtual public hearing ran a full 24 hours before being halted with hundreds still waiting to testify. In my time in Hartford, this has been one of the most controversial and hotly debated subjects ever…

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Seeking Viable Solutions Not Bigger Problems

A question I always ask myself on pending legislation is “what problem does this solve?” The answer should be concise, clear and offer a viable solution. To me, our biggest responsibility as lawmakers are finding real and pragmatic solutions. With that in mind, two key proposals are getting a good deal of attention these days:…

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Solving Problems in Hartford with Good Policy

Where will the intersection of solving our state’s problems and far left policy proposals meet? This appears to be the theme of this year’s legislative session. Hang on to your hats — it is sure to be a fast and interesting ride. All in, around 5,000 concepts will be proposed and by the beginning of…

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2020: A Time for Opportunity

We’re on to another new year with many opportunities to create a new path of growth and prosperity for our dear state of Connecticut. The legislative short session begins on Wednesday, February 5th and finishes on Wednesday, May 6th. As we head to Hartford, here are some things that are at the forefront of my…

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