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April 25, 2016 Press Release

HARTFORD – Today, amid National Reentry Week, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01), U.S. Senators Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), and Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin announced that the Housing Authority of the City of Hartford will receive a $100,000 federal grant through the U.S.

April 5, 2016 Press Release

Hartford, CT – Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) visited Associated Supermarkets in Hartford’s North End for a press conference announcing his bill, the Promise Zone Job Creation Act. Larson was joined by Mayor Luke Bronin, State Rep. Brandon McGee, State Rep. Matt Ritter, State Rep. Ed Vargas, andLou Sterling, owner of the newly opened Associated Supermarkets.

March 23, 2016 Press Release

Washington – Today, Rep. John B. Larson (D-CT)House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers (R-KY), Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN), and Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC) introduced The Promise Zone Job Creation Act to create new tax credits to incentivize the hiring of residents of federally-designated Promise Zones. It would also encourage new investments to bring property, equipment, or software to these hard-hit communities.

October 21, 2015 Press Release

Washington – In July, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) held a forum with residents of Hartford’s North End to hear their thoughts and concerns about the spike in violent crime over the year. Now, Steve Harris, Sam Saylor, Andrew Woods, and a number of community leaders are joining Rep. Larson in Washington for meetings with key federal agencies to learn more about efforts aimed at reducing violence and increasing opportunities for education and employment.

April 29, 2015 Press Release
Hartford, CT - Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) commended the designation of Hartford's North End as a federal Promise Zone.