Senate and House Democrats Unveil Joint Democratic Values Agenda

2018 Democratic Agenda

"This is a strong and progressive agenda that embraces our Democratic values. At our very core, Democrats believe in equal pay for equal work; that no one working full-time should be forced to live in poverty; that health care is a right not a privilege; that women, not the government, can make their own health care decisions; that access to education is critical to growing our economy and students’ futures shouldn’t be consumed by crushing debt; and that we are a stronger state and nation when every vote counts and citizens have access to the ballot box. This is an agenda for the people. This is an agenda for Connecticut.
-- Senate President Pro Tempore Martin M. Looney

"If we are going to build a stronger, more prosperous Connecticut for the middle class and our families, we need to invest in our local business, rebuild our infrastructure and train our workers and students for in-demand jobs. While others would have our state retreat and push policies that take our state backwards, this Democratic agenda sends a clear message that Connecticut will continue to lead the way by investing in and building upon our strengths."
-- Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff

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Legislature overwhelmingly enacts bipartisan CT budget

May 9, 2018

The legislature overwhelmingly approved a new state budget shortly before their midnight deadline Wednesday that restores aid for towns; reverses health care cuts for the elderly, poor and disabled; and defers a transportation crisis — at least for another year..

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Editorial: Compassionate Legislators Help With Crumbling Foundations

May 9, 2018

hanks to compassionate legislators, a small charge on home insurance policies will help hundreds of Connecticut homeowners with their cracking foundations.

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Lots of activity as the legislative session nears its end

May 6, 2018

It was a big week for women. On Thursday, the state House of Representatives unanimously approved a bill giving an array of protections to incarcerated women, particularly those who are pregnant. It also voted 147 to 1 on a bill to reduce instances when victims of domestic violence are arrested alongside their attackers.

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Senate Helps Workers Avoid Strike, Sends Wage Increase To Gov

May 5, 2018

The Senate voted 29-4 with three Republican Senators absent to help avoid a strike and give many more workers who care for the intellectually and developmentally disabled a raise to $14.75 an hour.

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