Legislature OKs Bill Helping Firefighters

April 26, 2016

For Representative Henry Genga, protecting firefighters and making sure they're treated fairly is important. That is why he co-sponsored a bill that establishes a relief fund for wage replacements. The fund will be used for firefighters who are battling work-related cancer. House Bill 5262 provides compensation for current and former uniformed members of a paid or volunteer fire department who suffer from certain diseases as a result of performing their jobs.

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House OKs Opioid Abuse Prevention Bill

April 26, 2016

There has been a dramatic rise in prescription drug abuse, and it is something that affects each and every town in Connecticut as well as this country. The legislation that I co-sponsored and that was passed by the House this week I hope will stem the tide. For more on this issue, read this Courant news story.

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Firefighter's Cancer Coverage Bill Passes Senate

April 26, 2016

I’m happy to announce that the Senate passed the firefighters cancer coverage bill! Here I stand with firefighters from Torrington who came all the way to the Capitol to support the bill’s passage. I am proud to stand by them. This bill will establish a relief fund used for wage replacement of those who are diagnosed with certain conditions of cancer as a result of their service as paid municipal or volunteer firefighters.

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Legislature OKs Bill Helping Firefighters

April 25, 2016

For Representative Bob Godfrey, protecting firefighters and making sure they're treated fairly is of paramount concern. That is why he co-sponsored a bill that establishes a relief fund for wage replacements. The fund will be used for firefighters who are battling work-related cancer. House Bill 5262 provides compensation for current and former uniformed members of a paid or volunteer fire department who suffer from certain diseases as a result of performing their jobs.

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