The Veterans & Military Affairs Committee is hosting an informational hearing on Wednesday, November 8, at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford, Room 2C, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
The IOREBTA grants support a wide range of housing assistance, including $10,000 for the Deep River Housing Authority
State Representative Christine Palm (D-Chester, Deep River, Essex, Haddam) was named “Legislator of the Year” by the Connecticut League of Conservation Voters (CTLCV), which also honored two additional individuals and one organization, at a recent ceremony.
Disposal of solid waste - including food scraps that are easily compostable - is a crisis in our state that’s costing our towns money and harming the environment. While anywhere between 20 and 40 percent of solid waste is easy to divert out of the waste stream, much of it is currently being trucked hundreds of miles out of state.
Still, some great things are happening on the local level regarding recycling and food scrap diversion, largely through the Sustainable CT program. Of Connecticut’s 169 towns, 131 municipalities are registered with Sustainable CT. I’m happy to report that Chester is the latest town to earn a “Silver Certification.” Essex is also a “Silver” certified town. (See more below.) Congrats to both Chester and Essex for this distinction!
On October 4, FEMA & the FCC will run a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System around 2:20 p.m. Your cell phones, TVs, and radios will be included in this test.
Connecticut is about to take a transformative step toward making prescription drugs more affordable for all.
On October 2, all Connecticut residents will be eligible to sign up for ArrayRx, a prescription drug discount card program that provides up to 80% off certain prescriptions at nearly all pharmacies in the state.