The 2015
Legislative Session

The Connecticut General Assembly is in session through the first week in June.

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In the Headlines & On the Blogs

  • 02/24/2015
    EDITORIAL: Don't Deny Immigrant Students College Aid
    Hartford Courant: Of the reasons for such a paltry percentage of undocumented immigrant high school graduates going on to college, cost is significant. Most of these students are from poor families; they can't afford to go on their own despite the considerably lower in-state tuition rates for which many of them qualify. They need help.
  • 02/24/2015
    Lawmakers Seek To Ban Variable Rate Electricity Contracts
    CTNewsJunkie: Lawmakers signaled Tuesday they would revisit the controversial third-party electricity supplier market and seek to ban variable rates in residential electricity contracts.
  • 02/23/2015
    Middletown officials praise student health-care success
    Middletown Press: Two years ago, Onix Rivera was an angry young fifth-grader with a growing history of fights and school suspensions.
  • 02/23/2015
    Legislature Considers Letting Terminally Ill Patients Try Experimental Drugs
    CTNewsJunkie: A Durham woman with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis encouraged lawmakers during a Monday hearing of the Public Health Committee to pass legislation allowing terminally ill patients to try experimental drugs.
  • 02/23/2015
    Lawmakers Hope Improved Sleeping Conditions Will Curb Infant Deaths
    CTNewsJunkie: Hospitals would be required to give new parents instruction on safe newborn sleeping conditions under a bill proposed by lawmakers seeking to reduce preventable infant deaths.
  • 02/20/2015
    Dems support bill for undocumented students
    Yale Daily News: January, state Senate Majority Leader Martin Looney proposed legislation that would assist undocumented students in funding their college tuition. Students would be eligible for the funding if declared exempt from deportation by Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, a 2012 immigration policy initiated by United States President Barack Obama.

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Touring a High Tech Job Creator in Glastonbury

February 26, 2015 —Senator Cassano tours Habco Industries in Glastonbury, a local aerospace tool manufacturer which has applied for a state grant to purchase new machinery and expand its workforce.

Banning Variable-Rate Electricity Contracts

February 24, 2015 —Senators Looney and Doyle call for a ban on variable-rate electricity contracts which been shown to end up costing ratepayers more over the life of the agreement.

Preventing Infant Deaths

February 20, 2015 —Senators Looney, Duff and Crisco call for legislation requiring hospitals to provide information about safe sleep practices to parents of newborns before they bring their child home from the hospital.

Tax Cut for Connecticut Veterans

February 17, 2015 —Senate Democrats announce a new plan to cut taxes for approximately 11,000 Connecticut veterans.