Ringing in a New Year and a New Legislative Session

January 5, 2018

Senator John A. Kissel (R-Enfield) welcomes the new year as he enters the 2018 legislative session serving the 7th Senatorial District.

By: Senator John A. Kissel

While it is hardly believable we are only a few weeks away from a new Legislative Session in Hartford.

The 2018 Legislative Session of the General Assembly marks my 26th session as a State Senator serving Connecticut’s 7th Senatorial District, which includes East Granby, Enfield, Somers, Suffield, Windsor Locks and parts of Granby and Windsor. I can say with complete certainty it has been one of the greatest highlights of my professional life and career.


Each year I prepare for a new legislative session and develop bill proposals that I believe will not only improve our state’s economy – but will benefit constituents in my district. While I rely on many different sources for solutions to our state’s challenges I value the feedback from my constituents that have continued to place their faith in me, year in and year out.

Some of the important issues I have identified for the 2018 Legislation Session are:

  • State Budget
  • Transportation
  • Job Creation
  • Education
  • Issues Affecting Seniors
  • Vocational Employment
  • Veterans

I will also be very focused on the new revenue figures set to come out as they may double our current deficit.

While the issues above are concerns that I have identified for the upcoming session if you have any ideas I would greatly appreciate hearing from you. This is ultimately your government. If you have a suggestion on how we can improve our state laws in 2018, I want to hear from you.

Contact me today at [email protected] or at 1-800-842-1421.

Together, we can make our state an even better place to live, work and raise a family.

As we come to the ending point of this year and move into a new one – I wish you a year filled with everlasting success, prosperity and health.

From my family to yours – Happy New Year!