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In the Headlines & On the Blogs

  • 04/16/2015
    Kennedy Takes On Tires
    Branford Eagle: This week Kennedy brought his first bill out onto the Senate floor and and it passed in a unanimous and bi-partisan action. Its aim is to find a way to recycle tires found in towns and cities throughout the state and in so doing create new jobs. The bill now moves to the floor of the House of Representatives.
  • 04/16/2015
    Norwalk, Darien Leaders To Join YWCA In Stand Against Racism
    Darien Daily Voice: Leaders in Darien and Norwalk will take a stand against discrimination on Friday, April 24, as part of the YWCA Darien/Norwalk's annual Stand Against Racism.
  • 04/16/2015
    Senate leaders discuss PILOT reform in New London
    The Day: The Democratic leaders of the state Senate hosted a town hall-style forum Thursday evening to discuss legislation supporters say would make taxation and distribution of state funding more fair for New London and other urban centers.
  • 04/16/2015
    Advocates: Support Growing For Charging Big Employers Who Pay Under $15 An Hour
    Hartford Courant: Last year, proposed legislation to collect a fee of $1 from large employers for each hour worked by low-wage employees died without a vote.
  • 04/15/2015
    Fight For $15 Reaches State Capitol
    CTNewsJunkie: On the day when Americans file their income taxes, fast food workers, nursing home workers, and adjunct professors from Connecticut to California walked off the job to rally for higher pay.
  • 04/14/2015
    Local veterans bond over coffee and conversation
    The Bulletin: Veterans from across Windham County met inside a lower-level room at the Killingly Community Center Tuesday morning to christen the region's first veterans' coffeehouse.

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Improving the Lives of College Students

April 14, 2015 — A bipartisan group of Senate Leaders discuss legislation aimed at aiding victims of sexual assault and helping student veterans.

Standing Up for MxCC Students

April 8, 2015 —Senator Bartolomeo leads the Senate passage of a bill to help secure the future of the MxCC branch in Meriden.

Supporting Women Veterans

April 8, 2015 —Senate Democratic Leaders discuss a bill that requires the Department of Veterans’ Affairs to establish a program that will reach out to women veterans to improve their awareness of federal and state veterans’ benefits and services eligibility.

Public Safety Forum

April 2, 2015 —Senator Larson discusses a public safety forum that was aimed at reducing tensions and improving relations between law enforcement and the communities they serve.

Tax Break for Retired Veterans

April 1, 2015 —Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff and Senator Carlo Leone speak in support of pending legislation to provide a 100 percent exemption from the state income tax for federally taxable military retirement pay.