NEWS

Environmental group gives perfect score to five city legislators

Stamford Advocate, Humberto J Rocha. Published Sunday, December 8, 2019

STAMFORD — Five of Stamford’s eight representatives and senators in the General Assembly received scores of 100 on the Connecticut League of Conservation Voters latest scorecard, which grades state lawmakers on their votes regarding environmental efforts. Receiving the highest score were state Sens. Alex Bergstein and Carlo Leone, and state Reps. Patricia Miller, Caroline Simmons and David Michel. All are Democrats.

Indeed expands downtown Stamford offices

Stamford Advocate, Paul Schott. Published Saturday, December 7, 2019

STAMFORD — In December 2018, jobs-search giant Indeed pledged to add 500 more jobs in the city in the coming years. A year later, the company has taken space in a second downtown building as it marches toward that goal...“I am so grateful to Indeed’s continued commitment to our city with their new lease on Elm Street, and we welcome the continued expansion of this innovative company and the jobs they are creating in our state,” said state Rep. Caroline Simmons, D-Stamford, who is co-chairwoman of the state legislature’s Commerce Committee.

‘Earn As You Grow’: Connecticut’s Chief Economic Development Officer Proposes New Tool

CT News Junkie, Christine Stuart. Published Monday, October 7, 2019

No longer will the state lead with upfront grants or loans to businesses who want to come to Connecticut or expand in the state. Lehman’s new “Earn As You Grow” program will require companies to create the jobs first in order to receive in return a percentage of the “net new income tax” from that job.

PHOTOS: Protest Against Highly Restrictive Abortion Laws: “This is a War on American Women”

Greenwich Free Press. Published Saturday, May 18, 2019

STAMFORD — Five of Stamford’s eight representatives and senators in the General Assembly received scores of 100 on the Connecticut League of Conservation Voters latest scorecard, which grades state lawmakers on their votes regarding environmental efforts. Receiving the highest score were state Sens. Alex Bergstein and Carlo Leone, and state Reps. Patricia Miller, Caroline Simmons and David Michel. All are Democrats.

Connecticut lawmakers urged to spend more on tourism efforts

The Westerly Sun, Susan Haigh Associated Press. Published Tuesday, May 7, 2019

HARTFORD — Some state lawmakers and business leaders hope this could be the year to better promote Connecticut as a tourist destination following years of tight budgets....“I think there’s a lot of bipartisan support for improving our tourism marketing and for better supporting our tourism industry across the state,” said Rep. Caroline Simmons, D-Stamford, co-chairman of the General Assembly’s Commerce Committee. “I think unfortunately it’s come down to our difficult budget deficits.”

Day cares: A balancing act of safety and ease

Stamford Advocate, Erin Kayata. Published Saturday, February 9, 2019

STAMFORD — Debbie Esposito’s home was made to be a day care. Not only did she renovate most of her Hirsch Road home to serve as the site of Beginner Steps day care, but there are signs all over the place the building is meant to accommodate little ones.

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