Improving conditions for businesses, developing a relief plan for those in child care and hospitality industries and working to resolve issues with the police accountability bill are among the top issues that freshman legislator Greg Howard hopes to address during his first term in Hartford.
State Rep. Howard, R-43rd District, was officially sworn in at the Connecticut State Capitol Wednesday, marking the start of his term.
The political newcomer said he is still adjusting to the new role, but has been communicating with constituents and business owners since the November election in an effort to be better prepared to meet the needs of the district.
Somers’ new role The start of the Connecticut General Assembly’s 2021 session also brought a new role for state Sen. Heather Somers, who was recently named the Deputy Senate Republican Leader ahead of serving her third term for the state’s 18th Senate District.
Somers also currently serves on the state’s COVID Vaccine Advisory Committee and is chairperson of the Vaccine Communications Subcommittee.