Today was Ag Day at the Capitol. Agriculture is an especially important industry in our state, providing locally grown food and goods, jobs and open space as well. I spoke with many groups today, from UConn extension to the Apple Grower's Association, about the importance of agriculture in our state.
I was proud to submit testimony to the Education Committee in Support of HB 7082, An Act Concerning the Inclusion of African American Studies in the Public School Curriculum.
Join me for Office Hours at Willington Town Hall! We will discuss what is happening at the Capitol and the work I'm doing on behalf of the district. This is your opportunity to share your questions, thoughts and concerns for our district and the state. I hope to see you there!
As many of you know, the situation at Birch Grove Primary School has grown much more complicated over the past days. As your state representative, I want you to know that I share in your frustration and over the coming months I will be working closely with key stakeholders to better understand not only how we found ourselves in this situation but where we go from here.
This week I testified before the public health committee on House Bill 7198, An Act Concerning Social Workers. I testified in opposition of the bill as I believe that as it is written, the bill could damage professional practice and undermine the seven institutions that educate professional social workers in our state.