CURRENT NEWS

Riley Promotes Safe Havens Awareness

April 4, 2016

Representative Emmett D. Riley joins his legislative colleagues and staff at the William W. Backus Hospital in Norwich to highlight and promote Connecticut’s Safe Havens law, which gives a new mother an option to do the right thing and give her child the appropriate care that they need, if the parent cannot provide it.

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CT Funding For Hospice Care Facility OKd

March 24, 2016

A grant of $600,000 is approved for construction of a new Center for Hospice Care facility in Norwich. Rep. Emmett D. Riley says the grant is critical for bridging the funding gap for a project that is much needed in Norwich as well as in eastern Connecticut.

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Riley Seeks To Protect Women, Children

March 14, 2016

Rep. Emmett D. Riley joins other legislators and advocates to call for passage of a bill to protect victims of domestic violence by prohibiting possession of firearms by anyone who becomes subject to a temporary restraining order upon notice of being served. The bill also seeks to combat sexual exploitation and human trafficking.

A new study shows that 86 percent of state voters support closing a loophole in Connecticut law that allows gun and ammunition purchases by people served with temporary restraining orders.

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Riley Seeks More Dodd Stadium Safety

March 13, 2016

Rep. Emmett D. Riley attends a stadium authority meeting to support a plan for extending safety netting to the ends of both dugouts at the Thomas J. Dodd Memorial Stadium. For more details, read The Day news story.

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