Opening Day of the 2015 Legislative Session

January 7, 2015 — Senate President Martin Looney reflects on the start of 2015 legislative session and details some of his legislative priorities for the coming year.

  • Senator Larson, from East Hartford, also joins us after serving in the House of Representatives. He will be chairing the Public Safety & Security Committee. Visit his page to learn more about him.

  • Senator Moore is a lifelong Bridgeport resident and community activist. Marilyn has been a force in advocating for health equity, a living wage and legislation that supports and protects Connecticut communities. She’ll serve as chair of the Human Services Committee. Visit her page to learn more about her.

  • Senator Flexer, from Killingly, joins us after serving in the House of Representatives and will be chairing both the Aging and Veterans’ Affairs committees. Visit her page to learn more about her.

  • Senator Kennedy, from Branford, joins us with a wealth of experience in the public and private sectors. He’ll be chairing the Environment Committee. Visit his page to learn more about him.

  • Electric Customer’s
    Bill of Rights

    With anticipated increases in electric rates around the corner, you should be aware of several new laws concerning Connecticut’s electricity market. With this legislation we created greater transparency and increased protections for residential consumers by requiring electricity suppliers to provide very clear and specific information about how much they are being charged for electricity.

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In the Headlines & On the Blogs

  • 01/29/2015
    Labor Committee Hears Bill To Expand Workers' Comp Law
    Hartford Courant: Legislators are once again considering a bill that would expand workers' compensation coverage to include post-traumatic stress disorder and other mental health impairments.
  • 01/29/2015
    Lawmakers Seek To Repeal Sales Tax On Diapers
    CTNewsJunkie: Two Democratic lawmakers have introduced legislation seeking to exempt baby diapers from state sales tax.
  • 01/28/2015
    Huge disparity in car tax across Connecticut
    FOC-CT: There is a new push at the Capitol to change Connecticut’s roller-coaster car tax.
  • 01/28/2015
    Top 10 State in U.S. Patents, Connecticut To Help Innovators Go for More
    CT by the Numbers: The number of patents issued to Connecticut residents by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has been climbing steadily, from 1,384 in 2007 to 2,168 in 2013, the most recent year available. That places Connecticut at #8 in the nation, according to the state Department of Economic and Community Development.

  • 01/26/2015
    State Adds Jobs In December
    CTNewsJunkie: A new report from the Connecticut Department of Labor shows that the state added 4,800 positions in December 2014 and more importantly is just 22,800 jobs away from a full recovery.
  • 01/22/2015
    CT manufacturing wages fifth-highest in U.S.
    Hartford Business Journal: Manufacturing jobs in Connecticut had the fifth-highest hourly wage in the country in 2013, according to an analysis by a think tank that focuses on the plights of middle and lower-income workers.

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Improvements to Hammonasset Beach State Park

January 30, 2015 — Senator Ted Kennedy, Jr. met with members of the Friends of Hammonasset to discuss the approval of state support for major improvements at Hammonasset Beach State Park in Madison.

Supporting Norwalk Community Nonprofits

January 23, 2015 — Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff joined business representatives to present checks to Norwalk nonprofits as part of a holiday giving campaign. Senator Duff helped coordinate the donation of $16,500 by local businesses

Touring Optimus HealthCare Center in Bridgeport

January 16, 2015 — Senator Moore visited the Optimus HealthCare Center in Bridgeport to learn about the comprehensive healthcare services it provides for the surrounding community.

Mae Flexer Sworn In As State Senator

January 7, 2015 — Senator Flexer reflects on her first day in the State Senate and details some of her priorities for the 2015 legislative session.

First Day in the Senate

January 7, 2015 — After being sworn in as the new State Senator for the 3rd District, Senator Larson shares some of his legislative goals for the 2015 legislative session.