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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In the Headlines & On the Blogs

  • 09/25/2016
    Connecticut becoming a hub for new bioscience companies
    WTNH: Connecticut hasn’t become the Silicon Valley of bioscience quite yet, but five years after lawmakers made a massive investment to support the development of that industry, there is a thriving hub in Farmington.
  • 09/26/2016
    Sikorsky Deal Keeps Copters Flowing
    Hartford Courant: What began with "a nudge" seeking state help lobbying for U.S. military spending led to one of the largest state business deals in years, committing Sikorsky Aircraft to making 200 U.S. Navy helicopters in Connecticut until at least 2032.
  • 09/20/2016
    Connecticut Offers Stratford-Based Sikorsky Incentives To Stay
    CTNewsJunkie: The General Assembly will be asked to return to Hartford in the next few weeks to vote on a $220 million deal to ensure Lockheed Martin keeps Sikorsky headquarters in Connecticut for more than a decade.
  • 09/19/2016
    Putnam Speakers Offer Moving Thoughts On 9-11
    Hartford Courant: Putnam town officials and members of the Mayotte-Viens American Legion Post #13 held a 9-11 remembrance ceremony at the Putnam Middle School on Sept. 11.

  • 09/07/2016
    State representatives praise affordable textbooks at UConn Bookstore
    Daily Campus: State Representative Gregg Haddad (D-Mansfield) and Senator Mae Flexer (D- Killingly) discussed the results of their legislation for Open Source Textbooks at a press conference at the UConn Bookstore Tuesday afternoon.
  • 08/31/2016
    Sen. Crisco Hands Out Back-To-School Snacks
    Valley Independent Sentinel: State Sen. Joseph J. Crisco, Jr. today delivered $250 worth of back-to-school snacks, drinks and lunchboxes for the children of Derby and Ansonia.

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Keeping & Growing Sikorsky Jobs in Connecticut

September 28, 2016 — Senator Bartolomeo joined a historic vote in the state Senate today to retain and grow approximately 8,000 jobs at Sikorsky Aircraft until 2032, keep the Sikorsky headquarters here in Connecticut, and substantially increase Sikorsky’s spending with its network of 302 in-state suppliers.

Keeping Manufacturing Jobs in Connecticut

September 28, 2016 — Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff discusses an agreement which will keep the Sikorsky headquarters in Connecticut, and increase investments in in-state suppliers.

South Fire District Expansion

September 27, 2016 — Senators Bartolomeo and Doyle discuss a state grant to help renovate and modernize the South Fire District headquarters on Randolph Road in Middletown.

Keeping Manufacturing Jobs in Connecticut

September 22, 2016 — Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff commends Lockheed Martin’s decision to keep Sikorsky helicopter production in Connecticut.

Touring Emsig Manufacturing US Button

August 25, 2016 — Senator Flexer tours Emsig Manufacturing US Button in Putnam, a local manufacturer which proudly supplies American-made buttons for the US military and several national fashion brands.