I am honored and pleased to once again participate with my colleagues and several other key players at the CT K-3 Reading Model Forum at the Legislative Office Building. All the partners involved, including the Black and Puerto Rican Caucus, the Commission on Women, Children and Seniors (CWCS) and the Commission on Equity and Opportunity (CEO) have worked together to support and ensure the success of this program. Special thanks to the State Department of Education, the Neag School of Education at UCONN, Hill for Literacy, and Literacy How for their valuable participation.
The CT State Bond Commission held their first meeting of 2017 today, and all items on the agenda were approved. I am honored to have been named Bonding Sub-Committee Chair of the Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee and intend to build on the successes of my predecessor.
Yesterday I joined fellow legislators, city officials, and community leaders for a forum on gun violence in Stamford. The meeting was held to brainstorm initiatives to decrease the frequency of shooting incidents.