Matt Lesser

State Senator

Matt Lesser

Deputy Majority Leader

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May 13, 2024
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Sen. Lesser, Rep. Carpino Secure up to $700k for Cromwell

(CROMWELL) – At midnight on May 8th, the General Assembly officially adjourned, marking the end of the 2024 Legislative Session. In the final week, State Senator Matt Lesser and State Representative Christie Carpino were proud to secure up to $700k for Cromwell nonprofits and local town projects.

Lesser and Carpino supported House Bill 5523, which allocates soon-to-expire American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds to aid municipalities, schools, and nonprofits. Specifically, $150,000 was set aside for behavioral resources in Cromwell Public Schools and $300,000 was also allocated to install handicap accessible bathrooms at the high school athletic complex.

Additionally, the Cromwell delegation helped pass bonding legislation proposing $250,000 in potential funding to build lights for the local little league field. Both Lesser and Carpino look forward to the approval of this bonding allocation as the state’s bonding commission begins their monthly meeting schedule.

“After hearing  reports of bullying, including racial bullying, I knew the Cromwell Public Schools needed additional support. Helping them secure funding to hire a Social, Emotional and Behavioral support consultant was at the top of my priorities,” said Sen. Lesser. “I’m also grateful to Rep. Carpino taking the helm in securing up to $250,000 for field lights for Little League players and $300,000 for bathrooms at the athletic complex, I am proud of our bipartisan teamwork to support Cromwell students, families and taxpayers.”

“It’s always a success when we can help fund local projects,” said Rep. Carpino. “While not perfect, I supported this legislation because it allows us to invest in higher education, secure support for our hardworking nonprofits, and provide assistance to our local schools. These priorities reinforce our commitment to nonprofits, education, and hometown needs.”

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