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News from State Senate President Pro Tempore Martin Looney

June 23, 2016

Capitol address
Legislative Office Building
Room 3300
Hartford, CT 06106-1591

E-mail me here

On the Web

Capitol: 860-240-0375
Toll-free: 1-800-842-1420

A Financially Secure Retirement

Great news: Recently, Governor Malloy signed into law my groundbreaking bill creating a retirement savings program for the estimated 600,000 Connecticut residents who do not have a plan available to them through their employer.

Everyone deserves a financially secure retirement, yet far too many Connecticut residents are approaching retirement without adequate savings. Connecticut residents whose employers do not offer retirement plans are moderate-income workers who are most in need of income beyond Social Security.

Employees would make voluntary contributions which will be deposited into a professionally managed retirement fund. Employers would not bear any fiduciary responsibility and would not be required to pay administrative fees. The program is designed to be self-sustaining and low-risk so that retirees can have peace of mind and enjoy their golden years.

Tougher Penalties for Hit and Run Drivers

StreetsAcross the country, as people choose to ride their bikes, walk or use public transportation to get around, it is important that our roads be safe for all users. As part of a continuing effort to improve safety, I successfully fought for a new law to impose tougher financial penalties and prison time for hit and run drivers who leave the scene of an accident.

Cyclists and pedestrians are at a high risk of being severely injured or killed when in an accident involving a 4,000 pound motor vehicle. This new law is another step in a multi-year effort to strengthen our laws to protect pedestrians and cyclists, and make our streets more welcoming and walkable.


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Senator Martin Looney, Legislative Office Building, Room 3300, Hartford, Connecticut 06106
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