Combating the Opioid Crisis

May 2, 2024

This week, I was proud to see the Connecticut House of Representatives unanimously pass HB 5291: An Act Concerning the Department of Public Health's Recommendations Regarding Improved Opioid Monitoring, and to speak in support of the bill.

This bill requires hospitals that treat a patient for a nonfatal overdose of an opioid drug to administer a toxicology screening of such patient with the patient’s consent and if medically appropriate.

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HB 5001 Passes Out of Committee

March 22, 2024

Great news! The Aging Committee approved HB 5001, an omnibus bill that will provide further support to our seniors.

This proposal is a priority of the House, and I am thrilled it is progressing through the legislative process.

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Early Voting: What You Need to Know

March 15, 2024

Early voting options are now available thanks to the work of the Connecticut General Assembly last session, and later this month, voters in the state will take to the polls to vote in the 2024 presidential primary.

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Opioid Policy Fellows Program

February 29, 2024

Last month, I was fortunate enough to be chosen as one of 25 legislators from across the nation to participate in the National Conference of State Legislatures's Opioid Policy Fellows Program. This yearly program brings together legislators who are leaders on opioid addiction and overdose issues.

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Join Me for a Legislative Town Hall!

February 26, 2024

I hope you'll join me, State Representative Vincent Candelora, and State Senators Christine Cohen and Paul Cicarella this Wednesday, Feb. 28 at 6pm for a legislative town hall at the Durham Public Library (7 Maple Ave.) in the downstairs activity room. We will discuss the work we've been doing this legislative session, what to expect over the next few months, and most importantly, what your legislative priorities are for us. I hope to see you there!

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February is Black History Month

February 2, 2024

February is Black History Month, a time when we celebrate the many achievements and contributions of individuals from the Black diaspora, as well as reckon with the systemic racism from our past that is still prevalent today. The theme for this year's month-long celebration is “African Americans and the Arts,” which spotlights Black Americans who excelled in various fields of creative expression, and the influence they have on our country's culture.

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