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In the Headlines & On the Blogs

  • 04/22/2015
    Connecticut Senate passes juvenile justice compromise
    WTNH: “What this bill does not do is guarantee that anyone will be released from incarceration,” said Sen. Eric Coleman, D-Bloomfield, co-chairman of the General Assembly’s Judiciary Committee. “Rather, the bill provides an opportunity for a person who committed an offense at less than 18 years of age to appear before a board of parole and receive the benefit of scientific and psychological evidence concerning child brain development during that hearing.”
  • 04/22/2015
    On Earth Day, A Push To Ban Plastic Bags, Microbeads
    CTNewsJunkie: On Earth Day, Republicans and Democrats held a Capitol press conference to proclaim their support for legislation that would phase out the use of plastic bags and the use of plastic microbeads in cosmetic products
  • 04/21/2015
    Sen. Moore talks cybersecurity at Trumbull business
    Trumbull Times: Nearly three months after one of Connecticut’s largest health insurers, Anthem, announced that the company’s IT systems were hacked in a major data breach, state Senators Marilyn Moore, Martin M. Looney (New Haven), Bob Duff (D-Norwalk) and Joan Hartley (D-Waterbury) visited PCNet, a Trumbull-based provider of IT services to discuss the issue of cybersecurity in more detail.
  • 04/21/2015
    Connecticut Senator Pushes For Eradication Of Plastic Grocery Bags
    CBS New York: On Earth Day, Connecticut officials are pushing for an effort to ban plastic bags in the state.
  • 04/21/2015
    Casino Bill Passes With Changes
    NBC Connecticut: "It's about local control," said State Sen. Cathy Osten, a Democrat from Sprague who chairs the committee and supports the casino bill as a way to protect the industry's jobs in Connecticut. "We want cities and towns to decide for themselves what they think is best for them."
  • 04/21/2015
    Comcast applauded for clean energy initiative
    New Britain Herald: Comcast’s New England Regional Headquarters flipped the ceremonial switch on a new energy venture Tuesday morning, a switch that it feels will greatly benefit both itself and its customers in the long run.

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Celebrating Earth Day

April 22, 2015 — Senator Kennedy co-hosted an Earth Day celebration at the Capitol which highlighted several pieces of important environmental legislation, including bills to end the use of single-use plastic and paper bags, and cosmetics that contain microbeads.

Improving the Lives of College Students

April 14, 2015 — A bipartisan group of Senate Leaders discuss legislation aimed at aiding victims of sexual assault and helping student veterans.

Standing Up for MxCC Students

April 8, 2015 —Senator Bartolomeo leads the Senate passage of a bill to help secure the future of the MxCC branch in Meriden.

Supporting Women Veterans

April 8, 2015 —Senate Democratic Leaders discuss a bill that requires the Department of Veterans’ Affairs to establish a program that will reach out to women veterans to improve their awareness of federal and state veterans’ benefits and services eligibility.

Public Safety Forum

April 2, 2015 —Senator Larson discusses a public safety forum that was aimed at reducing tensions and improving relations between law enforcement and the communities they serve.