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Reps. Boyd, Conley Discuss Purple Heart School Program

May 18, 2021

Armed service member's children can face many challenges as they relocate schools due to a change in a parent's duty station. With the passage of HB 6483, CT removes a hurdle by allowing military orders to be accepted as proof of residency for public school enrollment, and adopts "the Purple Star School Program," to ensure military-friendly schools.

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Rep. Boyd Named House Chair of Veterans Affairs Committee

December 4, 2020

Speaker of the House-designate Matt Ritter (D – Hartford) and House Majority Leader Jason Rojas (D – East Hartford, Manchester) have tapped State Representative Pat Boyd (D – Brooklyn, Eastford, Pomfret, Union, Woodstock) to serve as House Chair of the legislature's Committee on Veterans' Affairs for the 2021 legislative session which convenes January 6, 2021.

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Drought Assistance for Farmers

October 26, 2020

All eight counties in Connecticut have received federal disaster declarations due to ongoing drought that has negatively impacted the state's farming industry. The declaration allows farmers who suffered qualifying farm-related losses caused by the designated disaster to apply for assistance from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency (FSA).

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