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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New Opioid Laws Taking Effect July 1

June 30, 2016 — Senator Bartolomeo discusses some of the new state opioid laws taking effect Friday, July 1 and reminds residents about the availability of drug drop-off boxes at local police stations like in Meriden.

Honoring a WWII Veteran with the Wartime Service Medal

June 29, 2016 — Senator Osten presented 95-year-old World War II veteran Charles F. Sadosky with the Connecticut Veterans Wartime Service Medal.

Studying the Effects of Marine Debri

June 22, 2016 — Senator Kennedy joined students from the University of Hartford to present findings from an extensive study of marine debris at Hammonasset Beach State Park and other beaches around Connecticut.

Honoring Veterans in Norwich

June 13, 2016 — Senator Osten honors local veterans with the Wartime Service Medal during a ceremony at Norwich Free Academy.

Senator Crisco Honors Local Veterans

June 7, 2016 — Senator Crisco presented Wartime Service Medals to local veterans during a ceremony at the Ansonia Armory.