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 Manufacturing Jobs in Connecticut

September 22, 2016 — Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff commends Lockheed Martin’s decision to keep Sikorsky helicopter production in Connecticut.

Touring Emsig Manufacturing US Button

August 25, 2016 — Senator Flexer tours Emsig Manufacturing US Button in Putnam, a local manufacturer which proudly supplies American-made buttons for the US military and several national fashion brands.

School Improvement Projects in East Hartford

August 16, 2016 — Senator Larson tours several East Hartford schools and gets an update on a series of state-funded school construction projects that will improve educational experiences for local students and their families.

Mountain Ash Solar Farm in Norwich

August 10, 2016 — Senator Osten commemorates the ribbon cutting for the Mountain Ash Solar Garden in Norwich.