Jan Hochadel

State Senator

Jan Hochadel

Deputy Majority Leader


June 30, 2023

Meriden Delegation Welcomes $2.7 Million in State Bonding to Meriden

Today, the Meriden Delegation comprised of state Senator Jan Hochadel (D-Meriden), and Representatives Michael D. Quinn (D-Meriden), Hilda E. Santiago (D-Meriden), and Jack Fazzino (D-Meriden), are welcoming $2.7 million in funding approved by the State Bond Commission for projects in Meriden. Funds will be allocated to the State Forensic Lab.

“This investment in these renovation repairs will create safer and more secure working conditions which leads to a more thorough investigation of evidence that is brought in,” said Sen. Hochadel. “Employees investigating crimes deserve to work in an environment that is up to date and code enforced. I am thankful to the State Bond Commission for their approval of these funds.”

“I want to thank Governor Lamont and the State Bond Commission for approving these funds to make critical repairs and renovations,” said State Rep. Jack Fazzino (D-Berlin, Cheshire, Meriden). “As part of the Meriden delegation in the legislature, I applaud the commitment to give those who protect us everything they need to do their jobs and improve our community’s quality of life.”

“I am glad to see the Bond Commission’s approval of funds coming to the lab to help them continue working on the repairs needed to keep their important work going strong,” said Rep. Hilda E. Santiago (D-Meriden). “It is always a pleasure to work together with our legislative delegation to bring more resources to Meriden.”

“I am thrilled to see additional state funding allocation has been approved to keep improving upon the remarkable forensic service offered at this facility,” said Rep. Michael D. Quinn (D-Meriden). “Many thanks to the governor and the Bond Commission for including this project on the agenda.”

Under the Bonding Agenda, $2.7 million is set to be allocated to the Forensic Lab in Meriden. $1.5 million of that is set to help with Phase 3 renovations of the building. The other $1.2 million will be used to install a new load generator which is a system used to simulate load for performing performance testing.

In 2022, the Meriden Delegation also secured additional funding for the forensic lab. $1.2 million was allocated to the lab to help clean room renovations and $1.2 was appropriated to help fund heating system installations at Mulcahy Campus in Meriden.

The Bond Agenda was recently approved this morning.