Duff: “For more years than I can remember, the Republicans have been voting against the interests of poor people.”

“The Republicans’ sudden interest in the needs of poor people is heartwarming. It’s also absurd. Where was this concern when they voted against the Earned Income Tax Credit, maybe the single most effective way to help lift people out of poverty? What about when they voted all those times against increasing the minimum wage—another effective…

Duff: Republican Hypocrisy is Mind-Boggling

“The level of hypocrisy here is mind-boggling. If you cut down all the trees in all the forests of our beautiful state you still wouldn’t have enough paper to list all the times Republican legislators voted to cut various types of local funding—oftentimes for education—and services for the poor, including health care. For them to…

Duff and Gus Sclafani Importers of Norwalk Hail Recently Passed Legislation to Provide Flexibility to Food Importers and Manufacturers Across Connecticut

Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff (D-Norwalk) joined with Gus Sclafani Importers, a 4th-Generation family business located on Butler Street in Norwalk to hail the unanimous bipartisan passage of legislation removing unnecessary and outdated regulations on businesses that import and manufacture food. Source: CT Senate RSS Feed

Democrats Unveil $920 Million Plan to Balance the Budget Without Raising Taxes

Democratic leaders in the General Assembly today released their $920 million plan to balance the FY 17 budget. The plan leverages Connecticut’s highly educated workforce and bioscience sector, consolidates government and creates efficiencies, institutes fiscal reforms and reduces government benefits. The Democratic plan avoids burdening businesses and does not raise taxes. Additionally, the Democratic plan…

Senate Set to Vote on Bipartisan Bill to Support Veteran-Owned Small Businesses

Standing side-by-side with veteran small-business owners, a bipartisan group of state senators announced their intention to vote today on a bill to support to veteran-owned small businesses. The proposed bill would give veteran-owned small businesses additional bidding preferences under state contracting laws. A vote on the proposed bill is expected later this afternoon. Source: CT…

Duff Leads Connecticut State Senate in Calling on the United States Senate to Consider President Obama’s Supreme Court Nominee

Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff (D-Norwalk) today led passage of a Senate resolution calling on the United States Senate to consider the nomination of Merrick Garland to be the next Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court. Senate Resolution 11, A Resolution Memorializing the United State Senate to Conduct Confirmation Hearings for the President’s…