Recap of the 2014 Legislative Session
May 8, 2014 —Senate Democratic Leaders praise the State Senate for its approval of a variety of issues aimed at improving the lives of Connecticut residents.
This year we passed a 10-year plan to provide 50,000 children with high-quality early education and set the state on a path toward universal pre-K. Competitive funding to achieve this goal will son be available for our cities and towns.
We passed new legislation that will impose fines and penalties for reckless motorists who seriously injure or kill pedestrians and other users of public way. These “vulnerable users” include pedestrians, highway workers, cyclists, a person operating an agricultural tractor or farm implement, a blind person and his or her service animal, and others.
Beginning this summer, several changes took place to laws concerning Connecticut’s electricity market. With this legislation we created greater transparency and increased protections for residential consumers by requiring electricity suppliers to provide very clear and specific information about how much they are being charged for electricity.
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September 15, 2014 — Senator Bye announces a revolutionary plan to updgrade Connecticut’s data network infrastructure to ensure high-speed internet access for local communities and businesses.
September 12, 2014 — Senator Duff celebrates the groundbreaking for a new, $46 million mixed-used housing and retail development in Norwalk.
September 3, 2014 — Senator Cassano applauds an investment by UTC to upgrade and expand its aerospace research and development/manufacturing facilities which support more than 75,000 jobs in Connecticut.
September 3, 2014 — Senators Looney and Fasano took part in the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise money for, and awareness of the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Association.