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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Keeping the MxCC Meriden Center Open

July 20, 2016 — Senator Bartolomeo reminds parents and students that the downtown Meriden campus is open for learning this fall.

Supporting Connecticut’s Farms

July 15, 2016 — Senator Osten tours Olivia’s Garden in Columbia to highlight the state's support for Connecticut farmers who supply locally-grown produce for the community.

CT State Veterans Cemetary Ribbon Cutting

July 14, 2016 — Senator Osten helps commemorate the completion of enhancements to the grounds at the Connecticut State Veterans Cemetary in Middletown.

Honoring Hartford’s Community Leaders

July 8, 2016 — Senator Coleman recognizes a group of local leaders for their exceptional dedication to the Hartford community.

Supporting Veteran-Owned Small Businesses in Manchester

July 1, 2016 — Senator Cassano visits Manchester Awning to highlight a new law that supports veteran-owned small businesses by extending bidding preferences for state contracts to veteran-owned businesses.