The 2015
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In the Headlines & On the Blogs

  • 03/27/2015
    State Lawmakers Voice Support For 'Yes Means Yes' Bill
    Hartford Courant: State Sen. Mae Flexer and state Rep. Gregory Haddad expressed their support for Senate Bill 636, which would establish affirmative consent as the threshold in sexual assault cases on Connecticut college campuses.
  • 03/26/2015
    Milford officials want parts of Silver Sands Park returned to city
    New Haven Register: City officials and state legislators are looking for a say in the state Department of Energy & Environmental Protection’s plans to add buildings and charge a parking fee at Silver Sands State Park, but so far they’re basically being told by DEEP to go pound sand.
  • 03/25/2015
    CT Business Day serves up some plain talk
    Hartford Courant: At the Connecticut Business and Industry Association's annual Connecticut Business Day at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford, the emphasis was again on encouraging small business owners to express their concerns to their legislators, and some of those representatives spoke frankly about why those concerns don't always lead to action that drives the state toward being more business-friendly.
  • 03/25/2015
    Connecticut’s undocumented students win committee’s support for financial aid
    CTNewsJunkie: They won the right to pay in-state tuition in 2011 and on Tuesday Connecticut’s undocumented students got one step closer to accessing $100 million in financial aid.
  • 03/24/2015
    State to rename Route 138 for Lisbon native and radical abolitionist
    The Bulletin: Through the efforts of state Sen. Cathy Osten, D-Sprague, Route 138 will be known as the Aaron Dwight Stevens Highway. To commemorate the event Osten and her staff will make a presentation at the State Capitol to designate April 9 Aaron Dwight Stevens Day in Connecticut. April 9, 2015, also will mark the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War.
  • 03/24/2015
    Connecticut legislators set energy agenda for 2015
    CTMirror: With a packed audience of lobbyists waiting and watching, the legislature’s Energy and Technology Committee approved three dozen bills Tuesday that define the General Assembly’s relatively modest ambitions on energy policy in 2015.

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Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Ceremony

March 30, 2015 —Senator Flexer honors Vietnam veterans during the Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Ceremony at the State Capitol.

Advocating for the Affirmative Consent Bill

March 27, 2015 —Senator Mae Flexer and Representative Gregory Haddad visited the UConn Storrs campus to voice their support for the ‘Yes Means Yes’ bill (Senate Bill 636) which establishes ‘affirmative consent’ as the threshold in sexual assault and intimate partner violence cases on Connecticut college campuses.

Announcement Regarding Senate Bill 1090

March 19, 2015 —Senate Democratic Leaders discuss the Public Safety and Security Committee’s recent approval of Senate Bill 1090 An Act Concerning Gaming.

Helping to Protect Women from Gun Violence

March 17, 2015 —Senate President Martin Looney and Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff join former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords to advocate for legislation prohibiting recipients of temporary restraining orders from accessing firearms.