The Senate Democrats have announced their support for legislation aimed at making college more affordable.
Learn about our plan to help home caregivers when a patient is discharged from the hospital.
“Each year, more than a dozen Connecticut children die needlessly due to unsafe sleep practices. By educating parents before they leave the hospital following their child’s birth, we can potentially influence the parents’ behavior and possibly save a child’s life.” – Senator Martin Looney
The Senate Democrats have proposed to offer a major tax break for retired veterans by providing a 100 percent exemption from the state income tax for federally taxable military retirement pay.
During odd-numbered years like 2015, the governor and General Assembly are tasked with formulating a two-year (biennial) budget. Visit our Budget Guide to understand the many aspects of what it takes to make and pass a state budget. See recent revenues and expenditures and get an explanation of the timeline of the budget process.
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March 30, 2015 —Senator Flexer honors Vietnam veterans during the Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Ceremony at the State Capitol.
March 27, 2015 —Senator Mae Flexer and Representative Gregory Haddad visited the UConn Storrs campus to voice their support for the ‘Yes Means Yes’ bill (Senate Bill 636) which establishes ‘affirmative consent’ as the threshold in sexual assault and intimate partner violence cases on Connecticut college campuses.
March 19, 2015 —Senate Democratic Leaders discuss the Public Safety and Security Committee’s recent approval of Senate Bill 1090 An Act Concerning Gaming.
March 17, 2015 —Senate President Martin Looney and Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff join former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords to advocate for legislation prohibiting recipients of temporary restraining orders from accessing firearms.