It is my pleasure to share some good news today, to invite you to join Rep. Leeper and me tomorrow night for a conversation on criminal justice, and share a brief radio interview I did last week with WICC’s Melissa Sheketoff on the Surgeon General’s Youth Mental Health Advisory.
State Representatives Jennifer Leeper (D-Fairfield, Southport), Cristin McCarthy Vahey (D-Fairfield) and Laura Devlin (R-Fairfield, Trumbull), and State Senator Tony Hwang (R-Easton, Fairfield, Newtown, Weston, Westport) announced today that the $1.5 million state bonding request for the purchase and renovation of a new Operation Hope facility in Fairfield has been placed on the state's bonding commission's agenda by the Governor.
Monday, state Representative Cristin McCarthy Vahey (D-Fairfield) joined Governor Ned Lamont, Jennifer Homendy, chair of the National Transportation Safety Board the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) Office of Highway Safety, and AAA to announce that beginning today, October 1, 2021, Connecticut law will now require all passengers to buckle up, regardless of where they are positioned in the vehicle.
My prayers and best wishes to all who are celebrating Yom Kippur today. There are a few important events coming up this weekend - all ways we can keep our community healthy, safe, and strong.