Growing Connecticut Jobs

There s no greater priority for Connecticut than growing and retaining high-quality jobs. During the past several years, Senate Democrats played a critical role in helping to pass legislation to do just that.

  • We passed new legislation that now imposes 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.

  • 2014 End of Session Report
  • Connecticut
    Smart Start

    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.

  • Electric Customer’s
    Bill of Rights

    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.

  • $10.10 - Connecticut's minimum wage comes closer to becoming a living wage

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In the Headlines & On the Blogs

  • 11/20/2014
    State Adds Jobs In October
    CTNewsJunkie: The state added around 3,600 jobs in October while the unemployment rate held steady at 6.4 percent, according to a report released Thursday by the Labor Department.
  • 11/20/2014
    State's Trying, But Gaining Traction's Tough In Emerging Field Of Bioinformatics
    Hartford Courant: A sizable number of Connecticut's entrepreneurs in bioinformatics, a hot young field which merges computer science and medical research, are veterans of these upheavals. Although many have been beneficiaries of state spending to make the state a hub for biotech research and commercial ventures, they are far from certain that their small efforts will add up to a true cluster of expertise and employment opportunities.
  • 11/19/2014
    Middletown retirement home honors veterans with procession, program
    Middletown: Nick Savaria, Veteran’s Affairs aide to Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro, and state Reps. Paul Doyle, Joseph Serra and Dante Bartolomeo offered gratitude to veterans, and their spouses, for their service and sacrifice during the war.
  • 11/19/2014
    Solutions sought to bring police, minorities together
    Norwich Bulletin: The looming decision was on the minds of panelists, students and residents who attended a discussion Wednesday at Three Rivers Community College about bridging the gap between police and minorities.
  • 11/19/2014
    $3.6M Over 8 Years
    New Haven independent: City and state officials, along with community activists, gathered at the garden in Fair Haven Wednesday morning to celebrate the $122.5 million that the Community Investment Act has pumped into Connecticut over the last eight years, and to talk about the seeds that need to be sown when the Connecticut General Assembly resumes meeting in 2015.
  • 11/18/2014
    Advocates for Quality Childcare Say Higher Wages Are Key
    Hartford Courant: Bye said there is more at stake than just ensuring the workers receive a fair wage. "It's really about the impact low wages have on the outcomes for children in Connecticut,'' she said.

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New Spanish-language Domestic Violence Hotline

October 15, 2014 —Senator Bartolomeo visits Chrysalis in Meriden to announce a new statewide Spanish-language hotline that offers 24 hour, 7-day a week access to certified domestic violence counselors who are fluent in both Spanish and English.

Redeveloping Middletown’s Waterfront 

September 29, 2014 —Senator Doyle and Senator Bartolomeo celebrate the announcement of a new plan to redevelop Middletown’s waterfront.

Improvements to Senior Housing in Glastonbury

September 24, 2014 — Senator Cassano visits the Village Green senior housing development in Glastonbury to celebrate the completion of 34 retrofitted and expanded apartments.