PFML In The Community

March 23, 2016

It was a wonderful opportunity to speak with constituents about important legislation. The Paid Family Medical Leave bill [SB 221] will go a long way in protecting hard working people who are forced to take time off from their jobs to care for a family member.

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Tong Seeks To Protect Women, Children

March 14, 2016

Rep. William Tong and Sen. Eric Coleman, co-chairs of the legislature’s Judiciary Committee, joined with Rep. Caroline Simmons, Sen. Mae Flexer and other legislators and advocates on Monday to call for passage of legislation created to reduce violence against women, trafficking of people and prostitution.

A new study shows that 86 percent of state voters support closing a loophole in Connecticut law that allows gun and ammunition purchases by people served with temporary restraining orders.

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Riley Seeks To Protect Women, Children

March 14, 2016

Rep. Emmett D. Riley joins other legislators and advocates to call for passage of a bill to protect victims of domestic violence by prohibiting possession of firearms by anyone who becomes subject to a temporary restraining order upon notice of being served. The bill also seeks to combat sexual exploitation and human trafficking.

A new study shows that 86 percent of state voters support closing a loophole in Connecticut law that allows gun and ammunition purchases by people served with temporary restraining orders.

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Riley Seeks More Dodd Stadium Safety

March 13, 2016

Rep. Emmett D. Riley attends a stadium authority meeting to support a plan for extending safety netting to the ends of both dugouts at the Thomas J. Dodd Memorial Stadium. For more details, read The Day news story.

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