Domestic Violence Reforms

April 28, 2016

I am pleased legislation I supported requiring gun owners to surrender their weapons within 24 hours of being served a temporary restraining order in a domestic abuse case passed the House.

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3rd Native American Heritage Celebration

November 4, 2015

The 3rd Native American Heritage Celebration was held at the State Capitol filled with performances and participation from several different groups honoring and recognizing the culture and contributions of Native Americans across the state.

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Exciting Week In Washington, D.C.

September 24, 2015

I was fortunate enough to spend an exciting week in Washington, D.C. participating at the African American Leadership Briefing that coincided with Pope Francis' visit to the White House. Without a doubt, this was one of the most significant experiences of my life.

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Lauding School Construction Funding

July 14, 2015

Rep. Ernie Hewett is pleased that critical funding he championed for the New London magnet schools’ Pathways Project was adopted in HB 7102. The project was overwhelmingly approved by voters in a citywide referendum, but technical language about application deadlines to qualify for state reimbursements threatened its development. Rep. Hewett was successful in securing state funding and revising key provisions to move the project forward.

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