Critical Vets Bill Passed Out of Committee, and more

April 5, 2024

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Dear Neighbor,
Priority Property Tax Exemption for Veterans Bill
So happy to share a priority bill HB5491 for Myself, Rep Hubert Delany, Senator Cathy Osten and many of our colleagues that we've talked the most with Veterans as we traveled the State has made it out of the Finance Committee this week. Thank you to the Finance Committee, along with advocates and supporters that helped get the bill close to fruition. Please continue to request support
Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Ceremony
I had the great opportunity to attend the Welcome Home Vietnam Ceremony 2024 at the Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs in Rocky Hill thus week. This was a great day in remembrance of those who paved a way for us. Thank you to all that signed the dotted line making it better for others.Thank you to Commissioner Welch and staff for the good time.
National Coalition of 100 Black Women and Men Meeting
This week we had the great opportunity to meet with the National Coalition of 100 Black Women and Men to engage in a meaningful conversation about bills and legislative initiatives that directly impact marginalized individuals in our communities. It is imperative that we come together to discuss these important issues and explore potential solutions that promote equity, justice, and inclusion for all residents.
Lyman Allyn Park Funding
Construction will soon be underway to transform Lyman Allyn Museum grounds into an urban art park that will include a grand lawn, waterfall, pond, sledding hill, walking trails and pollinator gardens.
The New London Delegation & colleagues worked hard to get the museum awarded $1.6 million from Connecticut’s Community Investment Fund, for this phase of the project. In 2023, the museum received $1.1 million from CIF.
Ledge Light Health District - Connecting with Community Members
City of New London, Connecticut Ledge Light Health District LLHD is working on connecting with more community members in more settings - including at the new Place for CommUNITY Wellbeing.
This month, you can come tour @The Place, get connected, chill & chat on Monday evenings!
VA Travel Reimbursement
VA wants to make it easy for you to receive care, and to help you travel to and from your appointments. VA offers many options for quality health care tailored for Veterans, from VA medical centers and community-based outpatient clinics to virtual care and telehealth appointments.
Pension Disability Reform
Today, Comptroller Sean Scanlon announced a series of reforms that will strengthen our disability pension program for those who truly need it and give their office the tools they need to detect, investigate, and eliminate potential abuse within the system.
Overall, the system is working, and disabled former state employees receive the pensions they need and deserve.
But a complex series of rules and rulings must be changed in order for it to work better.
Together, we can fix this important system.
Now is the time.
Child and Family Agency Urgent Crisis Center
Child and Family Agency of Southeastern Connecticut's
Urgent Crisis Center is here for you. If you, your child, or a youth in your life needs immediate assistance for an active mental health crisis call our crisis line (860) 440-7182.
Their team is here to provide support and care during these challenging times. Your well-being is their priority.
Department of Social Services Call Back Options
CT Department of Social Services
now officers call back options.
Pathways to Youth Success Conference
The May 2 Pathways to Youth Success Conference is an educational forum for system and community partners to hear from experts in the fields of juvenile justice and children’s behavioral health. Panelists will provide insight into new strategies and best practices in our state and nationally.

Attendees will learn from experts on how we can improve policies in the state to ensure every youth has equitable access to the services they need to be successful in life. Attendees will have three options on specific topics during breakout sessions & an opportunity to network with other attendees.
Ocean Beach Park Entertainment Schedule.
We have one of the best beaches under the sun in Connecticut - Ocean Beach Park! Check out their entertainment schedule here:
If you have any questions or concerns feel free to contact me at my Capitol office at 860-240-8512 or email me at Don't forget to "Like" my official Facebook page and follow me on Twitter for news and legislative updates.

Anthony Nolan
State Representative

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