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.
Today I stood with my Democratic colleagues in the House and Senate to unveil the Democratic Values Agenda for the 2018 legislative session, ensuring that everyone in the New.Haven area as well as across Connecticut is treated fairly.
Just in case you hadn’t heard, the State Bond Commission has approved funding for body cameras for our city police. Both law enforcement authorities and victim advocates have supported technology such as body cameras, and this funding will help ensure that citizens and their rights are protected. New Haven was one of 14 municipal police departments approved for the purchase of body-worn recording equipment and digital stage devices.