The two-year budget will provide real property tax relief to working families and small businesses from the largest cities to the smallest towns. Part of that tax relief is a direct car tax cut of more than $60 million across the state. See how much your town will benefit under this plan.
We’ve passed a first-in-the-nation ban on potentially deceptive and unpredictable variable-rate electricity contracts.
“Each year, more than a dozen Connecticut children die needlessly due to unsafe sleep practices. By educating parents before they leave the hospital following their child’s birth, we can potentially influence the parents’ behavior and possibly save a child’s life.” – Senator Martin Looney
Our Safe Sleep plan has been signed into law by the governor.
Our plan to help home caregivers when a patient is discharged from the hospital. The bill passed with bipartisan support in both chambers .
Senate Democrats’ proposal to offer a major tax break for retired veterans by providing a 100 percent exemption from the state income tax for federally taxable military retirement pay has passed as part of the state budget.
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September 25, 2015 — Senator Osten helps to award nearly six dozen veterans from Hebron, Lebanon, Marlborough and Columbia with the state’s Wartime Service Medal Award.
September 16, 2015 —A major state investment secured this year by Senators Duff and Leone will help Person-to-Person expand their work and help more families get back on their feet and find financial stability and independence.
September 10, 2015 — Senator Bartolomeo discusses a new state law going into effect this year which will ensure that student athletes and their parents are more equipped than ever to identify symptoms and properly manage a concussion.
August 19, 2015 — Senator Osten visits Levine Distributing Company to discuss changes to Connecticut’s onerous motor vehicle tax system that will generate $8,000 in tax relief for the company in 2016.