On Sunday, October 23 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., the Bethel Public Library will debut its recently renovated Teen space and expanded Project Lab to the community. Rep. Allie-Brennan will join the Library for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 2 p.m.
Statistics show that 1 in 4 women & 1 in 7 men are affected by domestic violence every day. That is why I am proud that Connecticut is at the forefront in addressing this issue, passing laws that offer more support and protection to victims and survivors of domestic violence.
An additional $1 Billion boost in federal funding to the Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), allowing for more households to receive the benefit in the state, has been allocated as part of an emergency supplemental aid package recently approved by Congress.
This is great news for Connecticut's low income and working families who rely on CT's Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) to help pay for home heating costs.
As a thank you for their tireless work, Connecticut childcare workers will soon receive bonus payments. Governor Lamont released $70 million in state funding for the Wage Supports for Early Childhood Educators program. Through this program, full time childcare employees will receive $1,000 and part time employees will receive $400.
This week, the annual crime statistics report that compiles data on crimes reported to state law enforcement agencies was released, and it shows violent and property crimes are down from the previous year, which preserves Connecticut's status as one of the safest states in the country.
State Representative Raghib Allie-Brennan (D-Bethel, Danbury, Redding, Newtown) and the Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority will hold a Virtual PURA 101 Workshop on Tuesday, September 13 at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom.