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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July 2, 2015 — Senator Leone announces the expansion of Stamford’s Rogers International Inter-District Magnet School.
July 2, 2015 — Senator Osten helped secure a state matching grant for infrastructure improvements which allowed Camp Hemlocks in Hebron, a camp for individuals with disabilities to reopen.
June 17, 2015 — Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff reports on the progress of the I-95 expansion project in Norwalk.
June 12, 2015 — Senate President Martin M. Looney, Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff and House Speaker Brendan Sharkey are joined by a group of Connecticut mayors to highlight aspects of the biennial state budget that will provide aid for critical municipal services and cut local property taxes.