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December 20, 2011
SINKING HOMES GET A LIFELINE
After years in limbo, the Bond Commission approved a reallocation of a bond authorization of at least $1.5 million for New Haven’s “sinking homes.” READ MORE

November 14, 2011
PLATOON BOOSTS LAWYERS HELPING HOMELESS VETS
U.S. Army veteran Caroline Contreras was living in a homeless shelter, struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder, when another problem threatened to push her over the edge: Identity theft. READ MORE

October 27, 2011
AUTHOR OF CT’S STUDENT ATHLETE “RIGHT TO KNOW” LAW HAILS NCAA SCHOLARSHIP REFORMS
Representative Patricia Dillon hailed the NCAA's decision to change its policy on athletic scholarships - four-year scholarships will now be allowed. READ MORE

October 24, 2011
A LOOK AT THE GREATER DWIGHT FALL FESTIVAL
Rep. Dillon was happy to make a "blink-and-you'll miss it" cameo in Apostle Gary Jenkins' video of the Fall Festival.

A LOOK AT THE GREATER DWIGHT FALL FESTIVAL Video

October 4, 2011
OKTOBERFEST RAISES FUNDS FOR AIDS
For a few hours Saturday the New Haven Country Club got a taste of a Bavarian beer hall. AIDS Project New Haven hosted the first annual Oktoberfest. READ MORE

September 28, 2011
YALE-NEW HAVEN, ST. RAPHAEL'S SIGN THE DEAL
New Haven’s two major hospitals have come to terms about how to become one
Yale-New Haven and the Hospital of St. Raphael announced the signing Wednesday of the “definitive agreement” to merge - and set the stage for one of the biggest changes in decades in the local health-care landscape. READ MORE

September 28, 2011
YALE-NEW HAVEN HOSPITAL, SAINT RAPHAEL’S AGREE TO MERGER
Yale-New Haven Hospital and the Hospital of Saint Raphael have agreed to merge into one hospital with two campuses, according to a statement issued by Yale-New Haven. READ MORE

August 8, 2011
GOV SIGNS STUDENT ATHLETE “RIGHT TO KNOW” LAW
Representative Patricia Dillon's student athlete right to know law requires schools to clearly disclose to student athletes the fine print of their scholarship agreements.
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Dr. Allen Sack, a constituent of Rep. Dillon's and former scholarship athlete
at the University of Notre Dame; Rep. Dillon and Ramogi Huma, founder
and president of the National College Players' Association.

August 8, 2011
ENERGY REFORM A KEY TO JOB GROWTH
Event in New Haven highlights push to keep costs down
Representative Patricia Dillon joined Senate Majority Leader Martin Looney, Senator Toni Harp and Representative Lonnie Reed at an event in New Haven focusing on recently enacted energy reforms and their potential savings for local businesses. READ MORE


Rep. Dillon, Rep, Reed, Sen. Looney and Sen. Harp joined area business
leaders at C. Cowles & Company in New Haven.

July 20, 2011
MALLOY SIGNS 'DREAM ACT'
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, seated center, gives the first pen to Maria Praeli, 18, a New Milford High School senior, during the ceremonial signing of an in-state tuition bill for illegal immigrants Thursday at Wilbur Cross High School in New Haven. Praeli is a native of Peru who came to the United States when she was 5. Also pictured are, from left, Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman, state Rep. Patricia Dillon, state Rep. Juan Candelaria, and state Sen. Martin M. Looney. Peter Hvizdak/New Haven Register.

June 24, 2011
DIVERSE GROUPS JOIN FORCES TO PLANT TREES AT JEWISH CEMETERIES IN NEW HAVEN'S WESTVILLE SECTION
When Rabbi Eliezer Greer asked for new sidewalks along the Jewish cemeteries on Jewell Street in Westville, he was skeptical that Mayor John DeStefano Jr. could make good on his word to get it done when the snow melted. READ MORE

  

June 24, 2011
JEWISH CEMETERIES GET NEW LIFE
The gravestones on Jewell Street go back to 1856, but for years some of them have been neglected. Tombstones have toppled and groundhogs have moved in. With a new database of cemetery plots, Eli Greer is poised to perform an “act of true kindness” for those buried there. READ MORE


Thomas MacMillan Photo - Greer points out a fallen stone.

June 3, 2011
SEXUAL ASSAULT IN PRISON IS PREVENTABLE
Legislation, authored by Representative Patricia Dillon requires prisons adopt and comply with the standards recommended by the National Prison Rape Elimination Commission (NPREC) for preventing, detecting, monitoring and responding to sexual abuse in prisons. READ MORE

May 25, 2011
CONNECTICUT BILL DISCLOSES FINE PRINT OF SCHOLARSHIPS
The Connecticut House of Representatives has passed legislation requiring the fine print included in athletic scholarships to be revealed to student athletes. READ MORE

CONNECTICUT BILL DISCLOSES FINE PRINT OF SCHOLARSHIPS Video

May 24, 2011
STUDENT ATHLETES TO GET THE 4-1-1
Representative Patricia Dillon's legislation to clearly disclose to student athletes the fine print of their scholarship agreements with any Connecticut institute of higher learning was approved by the House of Representatives. READ MORE

March 18, 2011
BUSES FROM UNION STATION TO SCSU WILL HELP COMMUTERS AND BUSINESSES
Representative Patricia Dillon's legislation that would connect Union Station in New Haven to Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU) by bus got the support of the Transportation Committee. READ MORE

March 10, 2011
NEW HAVEN DELEGATION UNITED AGAINST BANK MERGER
Representatives Roland Lemar, Juan Candelaria, and Pat Dillon testified before Banking Commissioner Howard F. Pitkin against a planned merger between New Alliance Bank and Buffalo New York based First Niagara Bank. READ MORE

March 10, 2011
BANK MERGER DRAWS FIRE AT PUBLIC HEARING
It was a different bank executive pitching big changes for the bank at the corner of Church and Elm streets Wednesday night. READ MORE

February 24, 2011
CONNECTICUT GENERAL ASSEMBLY SEEKS TRANSPARENCY IN RECRUITING PROCESS
The Connecticut General Assembly is considering a bill requiring colleges and universities to more fully disclose the terms and conditions of scholarship offers made to high school athletes. READ MORE

February 14, 2011
TOWNS SHOULD BE ABLE TO WAIVE INTEREST OWED ON PROPERTY TAXES BY MEMBERS OF ARMED FORCES ON ACTIVE DUTY
Senate Majority Leader Martin Looney submitted testimony this week in support of a bill that would give municipalities the option to waive interest owed on property taxes by members of the armed services who are on active duty. READ MORE

February 9, 2011
LEGISLATORS HEAR TESTIMONY ON NEED TO SPELL OUT DETAILS ON ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIPS, MEDICAL EXPENSES
Legislative leaders heard testimony Tuesday that student athletes often don't fully understand when and how their scholarships can be revoked. A proposed bill would require universities to spell out the details. READ MORE

February 8, 2011
ARMING STUDENT ATHLETES WITH INFORMATION
The "Student Athlete Right to Know" bill is aired by the Higher Ed Committee.
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January 7, 2011
LEGAL WORK BEING SENT OFFSHORE
Rep. Dillon authors bill to keep legal “doc review” from going to unlicensed workers overseas
Representative Pat Dillon has filed legislation (HB 5083) that would prevent companies from offshoring the drafting, reviewing or analyzing of legal documents to unlicensed workers overseas. READ MORE