Lawmakers Achieve Bipartisan Budget Fix

Today members of the Connecticut General Assembly stand ready to vote on a bipartisan deficit mitigation plan to close the fiscal year 2016 budget shortfall of $220 million. The plan will restore hospital funding in full, preserve town aid, and protect funding for core social services. The compromise legislation was negotiated between legislative Democrats and…

Sen. Majority Leader Duff Joins Coalition of Local Elected Officials from Across the Country in Support President Obama’s Nomination of Chief Judge Merrick Garland

Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff (D-Norwalk) today joined a coalition of state legislators and local government leaders representing 17 states throughout the country calling on the United States Senate to give President Obama’s nominee to the Supreme Court a fair hearing.
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Duff, Mayor Rilling, Norwalk Legislators and Councilmen: State Investment and Smart Choices Help Norwalk Hold the Line on Property Taxes

Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff (D-Norwalk), Mayor Harry W. Rilling, state Representative Chris Perone (D-Norwalk) and members of the Norwalk Common Council held a press conference today in the Common Council chamber to highlight how smart choices at the local level and increased state investment have helped Mayor Rilling propose an operating budget with minimal…

Statement from Senate Democratic Leaders on UCPEA’s Vote to Return to the Bargaining Table

Senate President Martin M. Looney (D-New Haven) and Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff (D-Norwalk) today released the following joint statement regarding the University of Connecticut Professional Employees Association’s (UCPEA) overwhelming vote to return to the bargaining table. “The hard working members of UCPEA showed great responsibility today in voting to send union leadership back to…

Majority Leader Duff Calls for Passage of Cecil’s Law

In response to US and international outcry against the so-called “sport hunting” of endangered animals, Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff (D-Norwalk) submitted testimony on Friday in favor of Senate Bill 227, An Act Concerning Cecil’s Law, which seeks to increase protection for endangered species at the state level by prohibiting hunters from bringing their “trophies”…

Looney and Duff: UCPEA Contract is Not Only Unsustainable But an Awful Contract for Connecticut’s Taxpayers

Senate President Martin M. Looney (D-New Haven) and Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff (D-Norwalk) today released the following joint statement regarding the proposed labor contract between the University of Connecticut and UCPEA: “Yesterday, Senate leadership informed union leaders that Senate Democrats were going to vote down the UCPEA contract. The current contract is not only…

Senate Democrats Announce Plan to Support Veteran-Owned Small Businesses

Standing side-by-side with veteran small-business owners, Democrats in the state Senate today announced their plans to give additional support to veteran-owned small businesses. The proposed bill would give veteran-owned businesses additional bidding preferences under state contracting laws and waive the first year’s business entity tax for start-up veteran-owned businesses.
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