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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August 28, 2014 — Senator Osten joined other state and local officials in Ledyard to celebrate the completion of the bridge construction project on Shewsville Road.
August 28, 2014 — Senator Gerratana and the New Britain legislative delegation take the “Ice Bucket Challenge” to support research of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
August 6, 2014 —Senator Cassano toured Fresh Farm Aquaponics in Glastonbury, a local home industry that has just won a state grant to expand its environmentally friendly aquaponics business.
August 6, 2014 — Senator Looney toured Quality Hyundai’s new facility in New Haven which created 20 new jobs in the community and utilized green technology through a rooftop solar array.
August 4, 2014 — Senator Osten toured the 4-H summer camp in North Franklin that she helped secure $40,000 in state funding for in order to provide one free week of summer camp for 100 children from military and disadvantaged families.