Laws Affecting Minimum Wage, Health Care, Veterans, Civil Liberties Go Into Effect January 1

January 20, 2016

Laws going into effect on January 1 included:

  • the “Excessive Use of Force” bill
  • “Facilitation of Telehealth”
  • “An Act Concerning Veterans"

..... and the minimum wage increase to $9.60.

Here is a list of all laws that went into effect.

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Morris Leads Black & Puerto Rican Caucus

January 15, 2016

The Black and Latino Caucus of the Connecticut General Assembly, a group made up of members from the House of Representatives and Senate, has announced its 2014/2015 leadership team.

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Johnson Hails Women In Government

January 2, 2016

Rep. Susan Johnson joined her legislative colleagues in the Hall of the Flags at the State Capitol recently to celebrate Women In Government Day.

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Rep. Terry Backer – He Gave Back More Than He Took

December 15, 2015

When I learned last night of the passing of my friend and colleague State Representative Terry Backer, one of my first thoughts was that he was truly one of those special people who figured out how to give back more than you take in a lifetime.

For over two decades, Representative Backer became one of the most beloved and colorful characters of the General Assembly. His trademark denim attire reminded us he was never a traditional suit and tie guy, and that endearing image added perspective to every debate.


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