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House OKs Requiring High School Courses On Black, Puerto Rican, Latino Histories

May 22, 2019

Led by Rep. Bobby Sanchez, co-chair of the Education Committee, the House of Representatives approved legislation Wednesday for including African-American, Puerto Rican and Latino studies in the public high school curriculum.

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House OKs Minimum Pay Increase Bill

May 13, 2019

Hourly minimum-pay employees are moving closer to a living wage. The House has approved House Bill 5004 to increase the minimum wage incrementally to $15 in 2023. The last time the minimum was increased was in 2017. No one who works full-time should have to live in poverty.

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Puerto Rican Day At The Capitol Is May 29

May 7, 2019

Puerto Rican Day at the State Capitol is May 29. A roundtable discussion titled “Somos de Aquí” will focus on the rich history of the people and culture of Puerto Rico in Connecticut through the eyes of historians, academics, local and state leaders, and students

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Rep. Sanchez Announces May 4 Town Hall

April 25, 2019

Representative Robert Sanchez, the House chair of the Education Committee, announces that the legislature's Black and Puerto Rican Caucus will hold a town Hall Saturday, May 4, in New Britain to hear the issues and concerns of people living in Black and Latino communities.

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