New Laws Effective January 1, 2024

December 29, 2023

As we ring in the new year, there are some laws that become effective on January 1 that were passed during the 2023 legislative session addressing key issue areas including early voting, health and mental health, and online privacy and data protection.

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Update - December 22

December 22, 2023

Happy Holidays! I have a lot of information and good news to share with you in this update. Friendly Hands Food Bank is receiving $2 million in state bond funds to purchase a new building, we have a new Eagle Scout in Torrington, college admission options for Connecticut high school seniors, and new laws on the books as of January 1, 2024.

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Update - December 6

December 7, 2023

The Connecticut Early Childhood Alliance, a statewide organization committed to improving outcomes in the areas of learning, health, safety, and economic security, for children ages birth to eight, has released the results of a recently conducted survey of 200 childcare providers across Connecticut. 

We have a chronic problem - funding and staffing issues. 

Read more about it in this update.

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Blue Ribbon Panel Child Care Event October 10

October 5, 2023

The O­ffice of Early Childhood’s (OEC) Blue Ribbon Panel on Child Care is developing a 5-year plan for an accessible, high-quality state childcare system. This plan will support families, providers, and Connecticut’s economy to make sure every child has the best educational foundation to grow, learn, and succeed.

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Weekly Update September 10

September 10, 2023

The application period for the 2023-2024 winter season of the Connecticut Energy Assistance Program (CEAP) is open. CEAP provides vulnerable state homeowners and renters with crucial support for the associated costs with heating their homes.

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