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.
Great news! Don’t miss out. NH Public Schools are taking applications for Head Start and School Readiness programs. To schedule an appointment to apply or to obtain more information, just call (203) 946-6950 or (203) 946-8446.
Rep. Toni Walker joined her legislative colleagues who represent New Haven and surrounding towns at a press conference to denounce the Republican state budget. “These are cuts we cannot sustain if we expect Connecticut to thrive,” Rep. Walker said.