Supporting Universal Pre-K Initiatives in Middletown

April 10, 2014 —Senators Williams, Bartolomeo and Doyle join local pre-K program leaders to show support for a ten-year commitment to pre-K education.

  • Learn about our 10-year plan to provide 50,000 children with a high-quality early education and set the state on a path toward universal pre-kindergarten.

  • $10.10 - Connecticut's minimum wage comes closer to becoming a living wage
  • Senior Protections

    Legislative Democrats have come together to push for an array of consumer and quality of life initiatives this session aimed at safe-guarding seniors’ pocketbooks. Included are strengthening the ‘Do Not Call’ law, scam and privacy protections, transparency in electric rates, reemployment of older workers and ‘aging in place.’

  • 2014 Agenda - JOBS

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In the Headlines & On the Blogs

  • 04/21/2014
    CT’s energy programs spur solar demand
    Hartford Business Journal: Nearly three years after Connecticut enacted a landmark energy law, demand for solar installations is rising — not at the same pace of neighboring Massachusetts, but giving the industry here all the work it can handle for now.
  • 04/21/2014
    GMO Labeling Bill Could Hinge On Whether New York Follows
    Hartford Courant: A year after Connecticut lawmakers voted to require the labeling of foods containing genetically modified organisms, the biggest roadblock to implementing the law could be New York's State Assembly.
  • 04/17/2014
    Connecticut jobs increase as winter's freeze ends
    Associated Press: Connecticut added 4,900 jobs in March, helping to restore jobs lost in January because of extreme weather, state labor officials said Thursday.
  • 04/17/2014
    Bill To Give Adult Adoptees Access To Their Birth Certificate Advances
    CTNewsJunkie: Rep. David Alexander stood outside the House chamber Thursday morning and listened as his colleagues debated whether he should be permitted access to his original birth records.
  • 04/16/2014
    State awards $3.8M for brownfield investigation
    Hartford Business Journal: The Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development awarded $3.8 million to 21 communities to investigate specific site ripe for brownfield remediation.
  • 04/16/2014
    Advocates Mobilize Against Fracking Waste
    CTNewsJunkie: Advocates of prohibiting storage of wastewater from hydraulic fracturing delivered petitions with thousands of signatures to policymakers Wednesday as the legislature considers two bills on the subject.

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A Smart Start for Early Childhood Education

April 9, 2014 Senator Williams and Senator Looney lead the unveiling of the Smart Start plan, a ten-year commitment to provide pre-K education to 50,000 children.

Increasing Connecticut’s Minimum Wage

March 26, 2014 —Senator Osten supports increasing Connecticut’s minimum wage as a way to help provide working families with the necessities they need to survive.

Supporting Working Families

March 25, 2014 —Senator Williams rallies in support of increasing the minimum wage to help working families across the state.

Celebrating Connecticut’s Farms

March 19, 2014 —Marking Agricultural Day at the State Capitol, Senator Bartolomeo met with a group of local farmers to discuss the importance of Connecticut’s farms.

Improvements to the Dixwell Community House

March 18, 2014 —Senator Looney celebrates the allocation of state funding for improvements and repairs to the facilities at the Dixwell Community House in New Haven.