CURRENT NEWS

Groundbreaking Opioid Legislation Passes House

April 26, 2016

Yesterday the House of Representatives unanimously passed groundbreaking legislation to address the state's opioid crisis. HB 5053, An Act Concerning Access to Overdose Reversal Drugs, acts both to help those currently struggling with opioid addiction and prevent new cases of addiction. 

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House Passes Medical Marijuana for Children

April 22, 2016

On Wednesday, I was proud to bring out a bill which will allow for the limited use of medical marijuana (non-smokeable forms) for children with serious medical conditions, such as epilepsy or cerebral palsy. HB 5450, An Act Concerning The Palliative Use of Marijuana, passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 129-13.

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Rep. Ritter at a HARC roundtable


HARC Leadership Award

April 20, 2016

I'm honored to have been selected as this year's recipient of HARC's Governmental Leadership award. HARC is an outstanding Hartford nonprofit organization that provides advocacy and support services for people with intellectual and related disabilities. 

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New Legislation to Combat Opioid Addiction

March 21, 2016

Today I joined my colleagues at a press conference to announce new legislation to combat opioid addiction.

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