Gun Safety

Challenges lie ahead in state government

On Jan. 4, the 2017 legislative session, began debating issues in Hartford that are of immense importance to our communities, our families and ourselves. Of these, the most important is to set a budget for fiscal years ’18 and ’19 that will balance core government services with fiscal prudence. With the historic Republican gains in…

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An Inside Look at Our Local Police Departments

Last month I had the opportunity to do a “ride along” with Darien Police Officer Leslie Silva learning more about the police department and our local community along the way. During our ride around town, I was able to gain an in-depth and personal look at how our local police departments operate, and therefore gain a…

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Bipartisan support gets the job done

I very much enjoyed the opportunity to welcome back New Haven Mayor Toni Harp to the Capitol when she came to testify before the Finance Committee in March. Toni (while she was serving as state senator) and I co-chaired the Mental Health part of the Gun Safety Bill written and passed in response to Sandy Hook School…

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