BRISTOL - State Sen. Henri Martin, R-Bristol, announced that he has been named by Senate Republican Leader Leonard A. Fasano as the ranking member for both the Commerce Committee and the Transportation Committee. Senator Martin will also serve as a member of the Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee.
“I am very grateful to Leader Fasano for his confidence in me to assist in the leadership of these key committees,” said Martin. “Building up our infrastructure and providing Connecticut’s businesses with the space they need to grow are both absolutely crucial to the recovery of our state. For far too long, our Transportation system has been underfunded and we have lacked a significant and comprehensive plan for addressing the needs of our infrastructure and public transit system. Connecticut has also suffered from a harsh business environment. If we are to let our economy grow, we need to allow for the opportunities that will stimulate commerce, both within our state and with our neighbors.”
The Transportation committee has cognizance over all matters relating to the Department of Transportation, including highways and bridges, navigation, aeronautics, mass transit and railroads; and to the State Traffic Commission and the Department of Motor Vehicles.
The Commerce committee produces legislation to spur economic and community development, and is committed to bringing business back to Connecticut and growing the economy.
The Finance, Revenue and Bonding committee is the legislature’s tax writing committee, and also focuses on limiting our borrowing to necessary and beneficial projects across the state.