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

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— Muhammad Ali
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Current News & Issues

November 4, 2015
REP. ERNEST HEWETT HOSTS 3RD NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH AT THE STATE CAPITOL
The day was filled with performances and participation from several different groups honoring and recognizing the culture and contributions of Native Americans across the state. Performances included the Woodland Warriors, the Pequot Warrior Society, the Mashantucket CDC Little Fox Dance Troupe and many others. State leaders, lawmakers, advocates and several others joined in the festivities.

“It is profoundly satisfying to be able to gather at the State Capitol to recognize Native American’s Heritage Month and to have this beautiful flag splendidly flying over this building,” Rep. Hewett said. “Seeing the joy and unity of this amazing group of people celebrating this rich culture and its contributions to our communities is priceless.”

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September 24, 2015
REP. ERNIE HEWETT VISITS WASHINGTON, D.C.
Rep. Hewett visited the nation’s capital for a week filled with events that included his participation in the African American Leadership Briefing during the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, a screening of the HBO Vice special, featuring President Obama, and Pope Francis’ visit to the White House. “This week was one of very exciting and inspiring,” Rep. Hewett said. “Having witnessed this extraordinary event as it happened, has been one of the most significant experiences of my life,” Hewett said. “Hearing the Pope talk about some of the same issues we are currently dealing with and his message of tolerance and inclusion was truly remarkable and inspiring.” READ MORE

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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

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