Growing Connecticut Jobs

There s no greater priority for Connecticut than growing and retaining high-quality jobs. During the past several years, Senate Democrats played a critical role in helping to pass legislation to do just that.

  • We passed new legislation that now imposes fines and penalties for reckless motorists who seriously injure or kill pedestrians and other users of public way. These “vulnerable users” include pedestrians, highway workers, cyclists, a person operating an agricultural tractor or farm implement, a blind person and his or her service animal, and others.

  • 2014 End of Session Report
  • Connecticut
    Smart Start

    This year we passed a 10-year plan to provide 50,000 children with high-quality early education and set the state on a path toward universal pre-K. Competitive funding to achieve this goal will son be available for our cities and towns.

  • Electric Customer’s
    Bill of Rights

    Beginning this summer, several changes took place to 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.

  • $10.10 - Connecticut's minimum wage comes closer to becoming a living wage

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In the Headlines & On the Blogs

  • 10/31/2014
    UConn: Research brings $$$
    Journal Inquirer: The early success of the Next Generation Connecticut initiative brings hope of more jobs, additional support for companies, and revenue to support growth, University of Connecticut Provost Mun Choi said Thursday.
  • 10/31/2014
    Norwalk Lobstermen Say Banning Two Pesticides Saved Industry
    Norwalk Daily Voice: The banning of two pesticides designed to kill mosquitoes has led to a rebound in the lobster population and a resurgence of the lobstering business in Long Island Sound, according to Norwalk lobsterman Mike Kalaman.
  • 10/31/2014
    FDA Approves Protein Sciences Flu Vaccine For Older Americans
    Hartford Courant: The Food and Drug Administration has extended its approval of the flu vaccine made by Meriden's Protein Sciences to adults age 50 and older.
  • 10/30/2014
    Op-Ed: Connecticut is enjoying a sustained recovery
    Connecticut Mirror: The report of 11,500 new jobs in Connecticut in September, the fastest rate of job creation in more than 20 years, startled some. Given the timing, many might cynically discount its importance.
  • 10/24/2014
    Construction To Begin On New Commuter Rail Stations In Wallingford, Meriden, Berlin
    Hartford Courant: The New Haven to Springfield commuter rail service that's scheduled to begin in 2016 will be called the Hartford Line, said Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, who announced Friday that station construction will start this fall in Wallingford, Meriden and Berlin.
  • 10/24/2014
    Panel: City Can Do More For Its Teachers
    New Haven Independent: To figure out how to better support and evaluate teachers in and outside of the classroom, ask the teachers what they need.

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New Spanish-language Domestic Violence Hotline

October 15, 2014 —Senator Bartolomeo visits Chrysalis in Meriden to announce a new statewide Spanish-language hotline that offers 24 hour, 7-day a week access to certified domestic violence counselors who are fluent in both Spanish and English.

Redeveloping Middletown’s Waterfront 

September 29, 2014 —Senator Doyle and Senator Bartolomeo celebrate the announcement of a new plan to redevelop Middletown’s waterfront.

Improvements to Senior Housing in Glastonbury

September 24, 2014 — Senator Cassano visits the Village Green senior housing development in Glastonbury to celebrate the completion of 34 retrofitted and expanded apartments.