CTNext awards grant for innovation

October 21, 2016

Northeastern Connecticut’s plans for reinvigorating the local innovation economy will move forward as the result of a grant announced today by The CTNext Program. The Northeast Innovation Hub has been awarded a $50,000 grant, the maximum amount offered, to jump-start the development of Northeast Connecticut’s “innovation places.”

State Senator Mae Flexer led passage of the innovation economy law passed this year, which includes the creation of “Innovation Places.”

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Johnson fights vo-tech school closings

October 6, 2016

Rep. Susan Johnson speaks out against a state Department of Education proposal to close vocational-technical schools to help balance the state budget. Johnson said the plan is short-sighted. View video of Rep. Johnson speaking

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$7 million for Willimantic affordable homes

October 5, 2016

Rep. Susan Johnson joins legislative colleagues in hailing the announcement that more than $7 million in state funding has been approved for affordable housing in Windham, continuing the momentum of downtown Willimantic’s revitalization and providing for safe and affordable housing for residents.

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College prep organization expands

September 19, 2016

Representative Susan Johnson helps cut the ribbon on the launch of the second Higher Edge site in the state at Eastern Connecticut State University. Higher Edge is a college completion organization serving more than 200 students in high school and college. It is an organization solely dedicated to college completion for low-income and first-generation, college-bound students.

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