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Bob Duff

Standing Up For You!

Shellfish Industry is Bouncing Back

Senator Duff on oystering tour.

According to a new UConn study, Connecticut's shellfish industry is on the rise! Between 2007 and 2015, sales jumped nearly 100 percent. The resurgence of this industry is an important part of the economies of many towns along the Long Island Sound, especially Norwalk.

New Laws That Took Effect January 1, 2018


There are about three dozen new state laws that took effect on Monday, January 1, 2018, including a variety of new regulations to halt the abuse of prescription opioid drugs, ending solitary confinement for inmates under age 18, issuing commemorative Hartford Whalers license plates (with a portion of the proceeds to benefit the Connecticut Children's Medical Center), increasing the mandatory minimum automobile insurance coverage for bodily injury and personal property damage, and automatically withholding workers compensation payments if child support is owed.

View a list of new laws online.

Acts effective January 1, 2018

Stay Warm!

The bitter cold temperatures with below-zero wind chills that have invaded Connecticut over the past week are slated to continue. As a result, the state has activated its Severe Cold Weather Protocol, which opens Connecticut's network of warming shelters to ensure that our most vulnerable residents--perhaps you or someone you know--are protected from the severe cold.

A list of 45 shelters and warming centers across Connecticut can be found by calling 2-1-1 or by visiting

Warming center