Stafstrom Tells New York Times CT Has Law To Deter Hackers Hitting U.S. Municipalities

August 22, 2019

The New York Times reports municipalities in the U.S. have been held hostage by sophisticated criminals who have hacked computer systems, encrypted data and demanded millions of dollars in ransoms for freeing the systems. Interviewed by reporters, Rep. Steven Stafstrom says 2017 legislation he led to passage as a deterrent calls for up to three years in prison upon conviction.

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Ghost gun in Ohio killings is banned in CT

August 15, 2019

As we grieve over more mass shootings and look for answers out of Washington, I’m proud that our state continues to set an example. Now, if only Congress and other states would start to follow our lead.

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House OKs $90.8 Million For Bassick High

July 22, 2019

The $115 million financing for the construction of a new Bassick High School is moving forward, thanks to the House of Representatives voting to give final approval to legislation authorizing $90.8 million in state bond funding – about 80 percent of the total project cost.

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Juvenile Car Thieves To Get Help, Not Jail

June 8, 2019

On the last day of session, the House passed a bill that would allow juveniles charged with car theft to seek services rather than face adult prosecution. “It’s to make sure those juveniles who are wrapped up in the system as a result of a car theft can get the services they need and an opportunity to right themselves,” Judiciary Committee House Chair Steve Stafstrom said.

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