Economic uncertainty, high governmental costs and restrictive regulatory bureaucracy are tremendous barriers to the creation of private sector jobs. Unfortunately, these factors are what employers and small businesses in our state struggle with every day.
Empower and Support Our Businesses Toward Long-Term Growth & Success
Eliminate Outdated and Bureaucratic Regulations (PA 14-187)
Helped draft legislation that will eliminate nearly a thousand pages of state regulations identified as obsolete, duplicate, excessively burdensome, or otherwise ineffective or unnecessary. This bill made CT’s regulations more streamlined, up-to-date and user-friendly to help our residents and employers, especially small businesses.
Job Employment for the Disabled (PA 13-277)
Advocated and supported legislation to empower those with developmental disabilities to achieve a sense of independence and enriched living through work. PA 13-277 will allow community non-profits to support and coordinate employment opportunities for the developmentally disabled.
Jobs via Bioscience Investments (PA 13-239)
As Co-Chair of the legislature’s bipartisan Bioscience Caucus, spearheaded legislation to make CT a world leader in bioscience research. The law strengthens the State’s capacity to create competitive investment tools, attract additional federal and private dollars, and re-energize CT’s economic landscape toward increased job growth and financial sustainability.
Advanced Manufacturing Education (PA 11-1 October Special Session)
Helped Housatonic Community College obtain a portion of a $17.8 million grant to build a state of the art manufacturing education center.
Bone Marrow Testing Insurance Coverage (PA 11-88)
Provided bipartisan leadership to develop landmark insurance coverage of bone marrow testing to support patients and families affected by blood cell cancers such as leukemia and Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.