I am pleased that the Program Review and Investigations Committee (PRI), approved SB 148, a bill to regulate weaponization of drones, which attempts to curb civilian and police use of unmanned aerial devices to carry guns, incendiary devices, tear gas or other weapons.
The State Bond Commission approved $250,000 in funds for Wallingford’s Lyman Hall High School to repair and improve their athletic fields. As Lyman Hall and the Board of Education have worked hard to repair and improve the substandard athletic fields, it is very helpful that the state is also willing to contribute a portion of the cost. Everyone shares an interest in protecting our student athletes.
Sierra Club-Executive Director Michael Brune and Sierra Club President Aaron Mair present
Rep. Mary Mushinsky with the 2015 Distinguished Service Award at the annual awards ceremony
held recently in San Francisco. (photo courtesy of Sierra Club)
I was one of two recipients to receive the national Sierra Club’s 2015 Distinguished Service Award, for my long-term commitment to conservation. The Sierra Club awards committee selected 24 leaders from around the world for their annual awards ceremony, held Sept. 12 at the Marines Memorial Club in San Francisco. The Connecticut chapter endorsed my nomination with 60 letters of recommendation from environmental leaders and government officials. I do this work for the sheer love of it. But it is nice to be honored by this long-standing and respected environmental advocacy group.