Category: Politics

Murphy Applauds Inclusion of Rail Funding in American Jobs Plan

HARTFORD, CT – U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), a member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies, on Wednesday applauded the inclusion of rail funding in the American Jobs Plan as laid out by the Biden administration this morning: “The rail funding proposed in President Biden’s American…

Governor Lamont outlines proposed climate legislation

Calls for Zero-Carbon Electricity Supply by 2040, Reduced Emissions, Streamlined Adaptations, and Protection of Most Vulnerable HARTFORD, CT – Underscoring the urgent threat posed to the state by the climate crisis, Governor Ned Lamont today outlined key legislative proposals he is introducing for the 2021 regular session of the Connecticut General Assembly to adapt to…

Fox Reappointed Government Administration and Elections Chair

Speaker-designate Ritter, Maj. Leader Rojas laud legislators’ ability to work across aisle Connecticut House Speaker-designate Matt Ritter and House Majority Leader Jason Rojas today announced that State Representative Dan Fox (D-Stamford) has been reappointed Government Administration and Elections Chair. “Dan was the thrust behind a bill that allowed voting by absentee ballot for all Connecticut…

Simmons Appointed Commerce Committee Chair

HARTFORD, CT – House Speaker-designate Matt Ritter (D-Hartford) and House Majority Leader Jason Rojas (D-East Hartford) today announced the House chair of the Commerce Committee, Caroline Simmons. “Caroline brings a diverse outlook on business and community development that has a proven record across the State.” Speaker-designate Ritter said. “Caroline’s persistence and dedication throughout these unprecedented…

Miller retains chair responsibilities in House

Stamford legislator to serve third term as General Bonding Subcommittee House Chair HARTFORD – House of Representatives Speaker-designate Matt Ritter and Majority Leader Jason Rojas have reappointed Rep. Patricia Billie Miller (D-Stamford) as House Chair of the General Bonding Subcommittee of Finance, Revenue and Bonding. “Pat has the experience and knowledge to ensure the state…