Senate Democrats have led passage of legislation to give veteran-owned businesses additional bidding preferences under state contracting laws.

  • If Connecticut were a country it would be the 5th-most productive in the world
  • #3 Forbes ranking (2014) for overall quality of life due to low crime and poverty rates, a healthy populous and strong schools
  • Connecticut ranks fourth in the U.S. in average hourly wages as well as average weekly earnings
  • In proportion to the size of our economy, Connecticut has the second-lowest business taxes in the country
  • Connecticut ranks #1 as the healthiest state in the country
  • State government is shrinking with over 1,000 fewer employeesthan four years ago
  • The state’slong-term financial obligations have been reduced 8 percent

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Helping Homeowners with Crumbling Concrete Foundations

November 18, 2016 — Senators Larson and Osten present their proposal to help Connecticut homeowners struggling to replace faulty home foundations containing the mineral pyrrhotite that has caused them to begin cracking and crumbling.

Innovation Places in New Haven

October 26, 2016 — Senate President Martin M. Looney announces that the City of New Haven has been awarded a CTNext grant to cultivate the development of its “Innovation Places.”

Business Tour in Meriden

October 18, 2016 — Senator Bartolomeo led Senators Bye, Moore, Osten and Slossberg on a tour of three successful women-owned businesses which are growing jobs in Meriden.

Groundbreaking for New Bob’s Furniture Headquarters

October 17, 2016 — Senator Cassano commemorates the groundbreaking of the new headquarters of Bob’s Discount Furniture in Manchester. As part of the headquarters expansion, the company plans to retain its 326 employees at the location and also add 125 new jobs.