Senate Democrats have led passage of legislation to give veteran-owned businesses additional bidding preferences under state contracting laws.

  • If Connecticut were a country it would be the 5th-most productive in the world
  • #3 Forbes ranking (2014) for overall quality of life due to low crime and poverty rates, a healthy populous and strong schools
  • Connecticut ranks fourth in the U.S. in average hourly wages as well as average weekly earnings
  • In proportion to the size of our economy, Connecticut has the second-lowest business taxes in the country
  • Connecticut ranks #1 as the healthiest state in the country
  • State government is shrinking with over 1,000 fewer employeesthan four years ago
  • The state’slong-term financial obligations have been reduced 8 percent

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Studying the Effects of Marine Debri

June 22, 2016 — Senator Kennedy joined students from the University of Hartford to present findings from an extensive study of marine debris at Hammonasset Beach State Park and other beaches around Connecticut.

Honoring Veterans in Norwich

June 13, 2016 — Senator Osten honors local veterans with the Wartime Service Medal during a ceremony at Norwich Free Academy.

Senator Crisco Honors Local Veterans

June 7, 2016 — Senator Crisco presented Wartime Service Medals to local veterans during a ceremony at the Ansonia Armory.

Legislation to Combat Opioid Abuse Signed Into Law

May 27, 2016 — Senator Larson applauds the governor for signing into law legistlation that will combat opioid abuse in Connecticut.

Honoring Our Nation’s Heroes

May 23, 2016 — Senators Osten and Maynard presented Wartime Service Medals to local veterans during a ceremony at the Submarine Force Library & Museum in Groton.