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STATE SENATOR

Ted Kennedy, Jr.

Listening to You

Taking Part in Family Action Day at the Capitol

This week marked the 4th Annual Family Action Day at the State Capitol. On this day, individuals living with intellectual or developmental disabilities and their families come to the Capitol to fight for the support they need. I was happy to welcome to the capitol many of our state's leading champions for people with disabilities, including Patricia Bourne of SARAH, Inc. SARAH is an outstanding organization that serves hundreds of children and adults with disabilities living in communities across the Connecticut shoreline.

VIDEO: Arc Family Day

Sitting Down with Shoreline Seniors

I want to thank the people of the Evergreen Woods Senior Living Communities for hosting me last week for our annual legislative breakfast with the League of Women Voters. It was very helpful for me to hear directly from my constituents about what we can do in Hartford to help seniors on the shoreline. I hope to hear from them throughout the legislative session, and I look forward to my next visit to Evergreen Woods!

VIDEO: Arc Family Day

Promoting the Environment in 2017

The 2017 legislative session began last week and the Environment Committee, on which I serve as Senate Co-Chair, is already hard at work. In our first few meetings we made the unanimous, bipartisan decision to have several dozen pieces of legislation drafted for consideration. These concepts cover a range of important topics, including programs to expand access to green energy at homes and businesses in Connecticut, cutting down on the use of dangerous herbicides, and increasing recycling and product stewardship.

There are 16 weeks left in the session, and I am working to advocate for you, my constituents. You can visit the Environment Committee's website to get up-to-date information on the work we are doing there. If you want to speak with me about the work we are doing throughout the session, please do not hesitate to contact my office. You can reach me by phone at 860-240-0455 or by email through my website.