Higher Education and Employment Advancement Committee

The Higher Education and Employment Advancement Committee has cognizance of all matters relating to (A) the Board of Regents for Higher Education and the Office of Higher Education, and (B) public and independent institutions of higher education, private occupational schools, post‑secondary education, job training institutions and programs, apprenticeship training programs and adult job training programs offered to the public by any state agency or funded in whole or in part by the state.


Higher Education and Employment Advancement Committee
  • Legislative Office Building, Room 1800
  • Hartford, CT 06106
  • Clerk: Jeanie B. Phillips
  •   (860) 240‑0280
  •   (860) 240‑8833


054 Co-Chair Haddad, Gregory http://www.housedems.ct.gov/haddad D
S05 Co-Chair Bye, Beth http://www.senatedems.ct.gov/Bye.php D
S33 Co-Chair Linares, Art http://www.ctsenaterepublicans.com/home-linares R
119 Ranking Member Staneski, Pam http://www.cthousegop.com/Staneski/main/ R
079 Vice Chair Ziogas, Christopher http://www.housedems.ct.gov/Ziogas D
S29 Vice Chair Flexer, Mae http://www.senatedems.ct.gov/Flexer.php D
S18 Vice Chair Somers, Heather Bond http://www.ctsenaterepublicans.com/home-Somers R
008 Member Ackert, Tim http://www.cthousegop.com/Ackert/main/ R
078 Member Betts, Whit http://www.cthousegop.com/Betts/main/ R
151 Member Camillo, Fred http://www.cthousegop.com/Camillo/main/ R
037 Member Cheeseman, Holly H. http://www.cthousegop.com/Cheeseman/main/ R
002 Member Duff, William http://www.cthousegop.com/Duff/main/ R
088 Member Elliott, Josh http://www.housedems.ct.gov/Elliott D
104 Member Gentile, Linda M. http://www.housedems.ct.gov/Gentile D
017 Member LeGeyt, Timothy B. http://www.cthousegop.com/LeGeyt/main/ R
085 Member Mushinsky, Mary M. http://www.housedems.ct.gov/Mushinsky D
025 Member Sanchez, Robert http://www.housedems.ct.gov/Sanchez D
144 Member Simmons, Caroline http://www.housedems.ct.gov/Simmons D
039 Member Soto, Chris http://www.housedems.ct.gov/Soto D
126 Member Stallworth, Charlie L. http://www.housedems.ct.gov/stallworth D
013 Member Tweedie, Mark http://www.cthousegop.com/Tweedie/main/ R


Appropriations Committee

The Appropriations Committee is one of the joint standing committees of the Connecticut General Assembly. It is composed of 57 members ‑ 12 Senators and 45 Representatives.

The committee has cognizance of all matters relating to appropriations and the budgets of state agencies. Other issues under the committee’s jurisdiction include matters relating to state employees’ salaries, benefits and retirement, teachers’ retirement and veterans’ pensions and collective bargaining agreements and arbitration awards for all state employees.


Appropriations Committee
  • Legislative Office Building, Room 2700
  • Hartford, CT 06106
  •   (860) 240‑0390
S32 Member Berthel, Eric C. http://www.ctsenaterepublicans.com/home-Berthel R
S30 Vice Chair Miner, Craig http://www.ctsenaterepublicans.com/home-Miner R
S29 Member Flexer, Mae http://www.senatedems.ct.gov/Flexer.php D
S20 Co-Chair Formica, Paul M. http://www.ctsenaterepublicans.com/home-Formica R
S19 Co-Chair Osten, Catherine A. http://www.senatedems.ct.gov/Osten.php D
S18 Member Somers, Heather Bond http://www.ctsenaterepublicans.com/home-Somers R
S16 Member Markley, Joe http://www.ctsenaterepublicans.com/home-markley R
S15 Vice Chair Hartley, Joan V. http://www.senatedems.ct.gov/Hartley.php D
S14 Member Slossberg, Gayle S. http://www.senatedems.ct.gov/Slossberg.php D
S10 Member Winfield, Gary A. http://www.senatedems.ct.gov/Winfield.php D
S07 Member Kissel, John A. http://www.ctsenaterepublicans.com/home-kissel R
S06 Member Gerratana, Terry B. http://www.senatedems.ct.gov/Gerratana.php D
142 Member Wilms, Fred http://www.cthousegop.com/Wilms/main/ R
139 Member Ryan, Kevin http://www.housedems.ct.gov/Ryan D
137 Member Perone, Chris http://www.housedems.ct.gov/Perone D
130 Vice Chair Santiago, Ezequiel http://www.housedems.ct.gov/Santiago D
128 Member Rosario, Christopher http://www.housedems.ct.gov/Rosario D
124 Member Baker, Andre F. http://www.housedems.ct.gov/Baker D
119 Member Staneski, Pam http://www.cthousegop.com/Staneski/main/ R
116 Member DiMassa, Michael A. http://www.housedems.ct.gov/DiMassa D
115 Member Borer, Dorinda http://www.housedems.ct.gov/Borer D
112 Member Sredzinski, J.P. http://www.cthousegop.com/Sredzinski/main/ R
106 Member Bolinsky, Mitch http://www.cthousegop.com/Bolinsky/main/ R
101 Member Kokoruda, Noreen S. http://www.cthousegop.com/Kokoruda/main/ R
095 Member Candelaria, Juan R. http://www.housedems.ct.gov/Candelaria D
094 Member Porter, Robyn A. http://www.housedems.ct.gov/Porter D
093 Co-Chair Walker, Toni E. http://www.housedems.ct.gov/Walker D
092 Member Dillon, Patricia A. http://www.housedems.ct.gov/Dillon D
083 Member Abercrombie, Catherine F. http://www.housedems.ct.gov/Abercrombie D
078 Member Betts, Whit http://www.cthousegop.com/Betts/main/ R
075 Member Reyes, Geraldo C. http://www.housedems.ct.gov/Reyes D
069 Member O Neill, Arthur J. http://www.cthousegop.com/ONeill/main/ R
064 Member Ohler, Brian M. http://www.cthousegop.com/Ohler/main/ R
063 Member Case, Jay M. http://www.cthousegop.com/Case/main/ R
061 Member Zawistowski, Tami http://www.cthousegop.com/Zawistowski/main/ R
060 Member Storms, Scott A. http://www.cthousegop.com/Storms/main/ R
059 Member Hall, Carol http://www.cthousegop.com/Hall/main/ R
058 Member Stokes, Greg http://www.cthousegop.com/Stokes/main/ R
054 Member Haddad, Gregory http://www.housedems.ct.gov/haddad D
053 Member Belsito, Sam http://www.cthousegop.com/Belsito/main/ R
049 Member Johnson, Susan M. http://www.housedems.ct.gov/Johnson D
042 Member France, Mike http://www.cthousegop.com/France/main/ R
039 Vice Chair Soto, Chris http://www.housedems.ct.gov/Soto D
038 Member McCarty, Kathleen M. http://www.cthousegop.com/McCarty/main/ R
034 Ranking Member Ziobron, Melissa H. http://www.cthousegop.com/Ziobron/main/ R
026 Member Tercyak, Peter A. http://www.housedems.ct.gov/Tercyak D
022 Member Petit, William A. http://www.cthousegop.com/Petit/main/ R
018 Member Fleischmann, Andrew M. http://www.housedems.ct.gov/Fleischmann D
017 Member LeGeyt, Timothy B. http://www.cthousegop.com/LeGeyt/main/ R
011 Member Currey, Jeff http://www.housedems.ct.gov/Currey D
010 Vice Chair Genga, Henry J. http://www.housedems.ct.gov/Genga D
003 Member Gonzalez, Minnie http://www.housedems.ct.gov/Gonzalez D

Proposed Legislation

Following is a list of the anti-labor bills that have been filed in the legislature.  It is breathtaking.  Please be sure to look at it.

Proposed legislation affecting US