Today I gave a send-off from the State Capitol steps to 55 students traveling to the National Invention Convention and Entrepreneurship Expo (NICEE). The Connecticut inventors in grades four through twelve will travel from the State Capitol to Washington, D.C. to compete at the convention.
I'm excited to announce that legislation I've championed to establish affirmative consent as the standard at all Connecticut colleges has passed both the House and Senate. HB 5376, An Act Concerning Affirmative Consent, now goes to the Governor's desk.
This week I spoke at a student rally in support of a bill that would make affirmative consent the standard at all Connecticut colleges. This legislation would ensure that all Connecticut college students have the same level of protection.
On Monday, I hosted a community forum at the Mansfield Public Library on insurance mergers along with Sen. Mae Flexer, Rep. Linda Orange, Rep. Susan Johnson, and the Connecticut Campaign for Consumer Choice. The purpose of the event was to discuss what the proposed merger of health insurance companies Anthem and Cigna will mean for consumers.