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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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.

10th Annual Senior Expo in Cromwell

October 13, 2016 — Senator Doyle hosted his annual free senior expo where seniors had the opportunity to connect with their peers and the many groups who offer services to support them.

State Funds Awarded for Affordable Housing for Glastonbury Seniors

October 12, 2016 — Senator Cassano toured the Center Village senior housing complex in Glastonbury, which has just received $6.5 million in state aid to rehabilitate 34 units of existing housing and build 38 new units in a modern, three-story modern building.

Affordable Housing in Willimantic

October 11, 2016 — Senator Flexer announces state funding to rehabilitate the Murray Building on Main Street in Willimantic. The project will create 20 apartments as well as ground floor retail space. Seventeen of the 20 units will be reserved as affordable housing.

Keeping & Growing Sikorsky Jobs in Connecticut

September 28, 2016 — Senator Bartolomeo joined a historic vote in the state Senate today to retain and grow approximately 8,000 jobs at Sikorsky Aircraft until 2032, keep the Sikorsky headquarters here in Connecticut, and substantially increase Sikorsky’s spending with its network of 302 in-state suppliers.