“One thing that the residents of the 5th State Senate District will always be able to count on from me is standing up for Connecticut’s environment, which is one of the reasons why Connecticut has such a great quality of life in national rankings.” - Senator Beth Bye
“This executive order is an end-run around the Affordable Care Act, a law that millions of Americans have come out to defend every time Congress tried to repeal... it. Americans have made it clear that they want to fix the ACA, not end it. The newest repeal incarnation by the Trump administration will threaten healthcare for thousands of residents in Connecticut and make it harder for insurers to do business – exactly the opposite goals we’ve worked toward in our state and in states throughout the country.”
I’m sick and tired of Republicans trying to take away women’s health care. This provision helped more 750,000 women in Connecticut get affordable birth control. It's 2017 - it's time for us to stop trying to drag women backward.
What will it actually take to change our gun laws? It will take Americans speaking out and building a movement that is more powerful than the gun lobby.
Now is the time. Let's come together, get these carnage force multipliers off the streets, and save lives.
I am hopeful that banning bump stocks will be the first of many commonsense steps Congress takes to curb the scourge of gun violence.
This is one of the weirdest things I've ever seen.
Republicans demanded we allow an override vote on their budget. It's a bad budget, a fiscally irresponsible b...udget that hurts a lot of people - and legislators have been hearing a lot from angry members of the public.
But we allowed a vote.
And we all went up to Hartford. And then when the moment came, they blinked. Not a single Republican made a motion to override the Governor's veto of their own budget. Only people who had voted for the Republican budget could make a motion.
Keep calling, keep emailing, keep tweeting -- all of it's helping. We shouldn't be raising taxes on the poor to cut taxes on the rich. We shouldn't dismantle UConn or our community colleges and CSUs. We should fund pensions and avoid the kind of budget gimmicks that created this mess in the first place. And we definitely shouldn't dismantle the Clean Elections reforms we passed after John Rowland went to prison.
Nice coverage of our townhall with Senator
Paul Doyle (Middletown) re: #CTbudget