Leadership

Update on Recent Legislative Action

I am following up on my update last week on the pending SEBAC (State Employee Bargaining Agent Coalition) agreement and vote. With deep disappointment and equal dismay, I report to you that the State Senate approved this agreement to unionized state employee contracts yesterday. The vote was along party lines, with all 18 Democrat Senators…

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It’s Time for State Employee Benefit Reform

The state’s financial crisis is getting worse. A couple of weeks ago the upcoming two-year deficit was about $3.5 billion dollars. Now it’s over $5 billion dollars, and, our bonds have been downgraded by all three major rating agencies just in the past few days. House Republicans proposed an updated budget recently that includes no…

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Dyslexia Education Bill Passes the House

On Wednesday April 19th, I am pleased to share that the dyslexia legislation that I co-introduced with Sen. Cathy Osten passed the House unanimously. Now it heads to the Senate then the governor. Many thanks go to Allison Quirion, founder of Decoding Dyslexia – CT and a great advocate for those with dyslexia. This bill…

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Endorsement from The Darien Times

I am deeply honored to receive an endorsement for re-election from the Darien Times. I am most appreciative of their recognition of the work I do on behalf of constituents and in standing up for what is right for this district. I am most proud of this quote “she will not let her voice, and…

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How to bring prosperity back to Connecticut

With all the controversy at the presidential level this election season, it is quite easy to lose sight of the important races for state representative and state senate. Arguably, more laws that affect our personal prosperity and our daily lives are passed by the legislature in Hartford than in our nation’s capitol.   A stark…

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