The annual LEAP Read-In on the New Haven Green last month was a great success and I was happy to be a part of it. The Leadership, Education & Athletics in Partnership (LEAP) has served thousands of children by getting them excited about reading and learning.
Rep. Toni Walker joined her colleagues for Gov. Malloy's ceremonial signing of new legislation that requires a racial and ethnic impact statement be prepared at the request of any legislator. "This new law will help my colleagues and I better understand the impact that potential policies could have on communities of color and help the legislature make better decisions," Rep. Walker said.
Rep. Toni Walker applauded the unanimous vote by the House of Representatives Thursday, giving final passage to bipartisan legislation that aims to bring fairness and dignity to incarcerated women, especially those who are pregnant, and transgender inmates.
By an overwhelming vote, the legislature has voted to approve a contract that raises wages, increases holiday pay and provides workers' compensation for thousands of private sector, personal-care assistants who are directly employed by their elderly and disabled clients, but paid through state and federal programs.