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Pay Equity Legislation Gains Momentum

April 20, 2018

The state House of Representatives took a step on April 19 toward closing the gender wage gap and ensuring women earn equal pay for equal work by passing House Bill 5386.

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Lawmakers advocate for the fair treatment of incarcerated women

March 29, 2018

Lawmakers advocated for the passage of SB 13 which would prevent the state from shackling incarcerated women during pregnancy or labor and would require incarcerated women to be provided with sufficient menstrual supplies.

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Funding for Children's Learning Centers of Fairfield

March 23, 2018

The State Bond Commission recently voted to approve $3 million for Children's Learning Centers of Fairfield County (CLC) to use for a new facility for their Head Start early childhood education program.

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Margaret Morton Nominated to CT Women's Hall of Fame

February 23, 2018

In celebration of Black History Month, I was proud to stand with a few of colleagues to honor Margaret Morton - the first African American woman to serve in the state legislature, and announce her nomination to the CT Women’s Hall of Fame. Supporting our call were Lt. Governor Wyman and New Haven’s Mayor Harp. Some of Mrs. Morton’s relatives were also present. We were all touched by the well-deserved tributes in her honor - her legacy is an inspiration to all of us!

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