Ernest Hewett
At the Capitol:
Legislative Office Building, Room 4040
Hartford, CT 06106-1591
(860) 240-8585 | 1-800-842-8267
Ernest.Hewett@cga.ct.gov

“Hating people because of their color is wrong. And it doesn't matter which color does the hating. It's just plain wrong.”
— Muhammad Ali
"Never Get So High That No One Can Touch You,
And Never Get So Low That No One Will Want To Touch You."

Current News & Issues

July 14, 2015
REP. HEWETT LAUDS SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION FUNDING
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. “When I learned that our school project was facing possible ineligibility to proceed with the construction plans, I made a commitment to my city to do everything I could to get us back on the priority list,” Rep. Hewett said. “I am extremely pleased that I was able to deliver on that commitment and our school project is back on the agenda.” READ THE DAY ARTICLE

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March 20, 2015
REP. HEWETT CALLS FOR STRONGER DNA TESTING LAW
Rep. Ernest Hewett today called the legislature’s Judiciary Committee to strengthen CT’s existing DNA law to include collection of DNA upon serious felony arrests. Existing law only requires law enforcement to take DNA upon conviction of a subsequent felony, not including burglary. READ MORE
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January 23, 2015
NEW LONDON OUTLINES PRIORITIES FOR AREA LAWMAKERS
State Rep. Ernie Hewett, who was sworn in to serve his 6th term when the Connecticut General Assembly convened the 2015 Legislative Session, is ready to keep pushing New London's plan to become the state's first all-magnet school district. "It's looking good," Hewett said of the likelihood the New London project is included in this year's funding bill. "I don't foresee any problems with it because this kind of thing does happen, and we got the language in there to fix it." READ THE DAY ARTICLE

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November 18, 2014
REP. HEWETT PUSHES FOR NEW LONDON’S MAGNET SCHOOL PROJECT
After New London’s voters supported a recent referendum on city funding to move forward a multifaceted magnet school project that includes upgrades and improvement to local schools, Rep. Hewett is working hard to get it on the priority list for the upcoming 2015 Legislative Session. He has been in contact with Department of Administrative Services Commissioner Donald DeFronzo to find a way for this project to be authorized in the school construction bill that the General Assembly will enact in the coming legislative session.

“Our schools have faced serious accreditation challenges that this project will definitely address,” Rep. Hewett said. “Education is the foundation of our communities and I am committed to doing everything I can to make sure this project gets on track.” READ MORE

May 6, 2014
LEGISLATORS ANNOUNCE GARDE ARTS CENTER TO BE HOME FOR NEW MAGNET SCHOOL
Rep. Ernest Hewett announced today that a commitment of up to $31 million from state funds is expected to pass the Senate Tuesday evening to fund the creation of the New London Magnet School for the Visual and Performing Arts. "The Garde Arts Center is an excellent location for an arts magnet school and is the culmination of hard work on behalf of New London," Rep. Hewett said. "I look forward to another successful school that will add to the educational vibrancy of our City and will piggyback on New London winning a national award for being one of the best schools in the nation." READ MORE

April 30, 2014
HEWETT HOSTS THE NEW LONDON WHALERS GIRLS BASKETBALL TEAM
Rep. Hewett hosted the New London Whalers High School Girls Basketball Team in the House Chamber to celebrate their 2014 Basketball CIAC Class M State Championship for the first time in history. "This team brought pride and spirit to the community of New London and to the rest of the student body at the school." READ MORE

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