With Rep. Susan Johnson giving her support, the General Assembly voted earlier this month to approve a new state budget. Deep cuts were made in overall state spending, but because of Rep. Johnson's efforts, funding for Windham was increased.
For Representative Susan Johnson, protecting firefighters and making sure they're treated fairly is important. That is why she co-sponsored a bill that establishes a relief fund for wage replacements. The fund will be used for firefighters who are battling work-related cancer. House Bill 5262 provides compensation for current and former uniformed members of a paid or volunteer fire department who suffer from certain diseases as a result of performing their jobs.
Connecticut is finding new ways to save money and provide better health care by moving away from private insurers who administer the Medicaid program. By directly reimbursing doctors and hospitals, Connecticut is eliminating the costly middle man. For more details, read the Wall Street Journal news story.