CURRENT NEWS

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October 16, 2022

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.

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Energy Assistance Program Gets Funding Boost

October 14, 2022

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.

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Child Care Workers to Receive Bonuses

October 12, 2022

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.

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Violent Crime in CT Continues to Decline

September 28, 2022

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.

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