"Connecticut passed the nation's first "Red Flag" law in the wake of the Connecticut Lottery mass shooting, and the bill established a legal procedure for the removal of firearms from a volatile situation. While the measure has helped to prevent hundreds of unnecessary deaths, there are clear vulnerabilities in the existing statute."
Today, the Judiciary Committee voted to move forward SB 888. While this proposal remains a work in progress, it does represent a substantial amount of work by the Committee on the criminal justice and equitability provisions of the bill.
In response to the horrific insurrection at the U.S. Capitol January 6, State Representative Steve Stafstrom (D - Bridgeport) has introduced legislation updating Connecticut’s statute prohibiting interference with the operations of the Connecticut General Assembly and legislative process.
"Northern Correctional Institution is a relic of the dark and barbaric "tough on crime era" that was literally built to feel like the walls were caving in. It stood in contrast to all the progress we have made in this state to be "smart on crime" and invest in rehabilitation and reentry," said State Rep. Steve Stafstrom.
I know we are all anxiously awaiting the roll out of the vaccine and that it seems near impossible to keep up with the latest news on when we all might be eligible and able to get an appointment. Here is the latest information I have. As of now, the State of Connecticut is expecting to receive only about 45,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses on a weekly basis from the federal government.
While the COVID-19 pandemic has hit all states extraordinarily hard financially, it's important to recognize glimmers of hope when we see them. Which is why I am excited to share with you some excellent news about Connecticut's fiscal picture!