Diana Urban
At the Capitol:
Legislative Office Building, Room 4042
Hartford, CT 06106-1591
(860) 240-8585 | 1-800-842-8267
Diana.Urban@cga.ct.gov
In the District:
146 Babcock Road
North Stonington 06359
(860) 535-4868

Current News & Issues

January 27, 2016
STATE FUNDING FOR MYSTIC SEAPORT & AFFORDABLE HOUSING
I am excited to announce that the State Bond Commission is expected to approve a $2 million state grant for Mystic Seaport at its meeting on January 29. This grant will allow for the construction of the new 14,000 square-foot Thompson Exhibition Building. The State Bond Commission is also expected to approve a $3,523,526 loan to Spruce Ridge Limited Partnership to aid in the construction of 43 new affordable housing units in the Pawcatuck section of Stonington. READ MORE
December 11, 2015
FUNDING FOR NORTH STONINGTON EMS CENTER
I am excited to announce that the State Bond Commission approved a $300,000 grant for the Town of North Stonington to assist with the construction of a consolidated town emergency services facility. READ MORE
October 16, 2015
REP. URBAN SPEAKS AT QUINNIPIAC LAW SEMINAR
I was asked to speak at the Connecticut Bar Association's seminar, "The Violence Gateway: From Animal Abuse to Domestic Abuse and Beyond." The seminar addressed the question of the linkage between violence against animals and violence against humans and the role that enforcement of animal cruelty laws can play in reducing incidents of violence. READ MORE
September 25, 2015
REP. URBAN NAMED 2015 ENVIRONMENTAL CHAMPION
I want to thank the Connecticut League of Conservation Voters for naming me a 2015 champion for the second year in a row. As Chair of the Children's Committee, I recognize that environmental issues are children's issues. We must protect our environment so that our children can enjoy clean air, a healthy Long Island Sound, and open spaces. READ MORE
August 3, 2015
GRANT FOR STONINGTON HOUSING AUTHORITY
I am happy to announce that Stonington will receive an $800,000 grant that will allow The Stonington Housing Authority to renovate the Edythe K. Richmond Senior Housing Complex. The complex has 60 unites of elderly housing. READ MORE
July 15, 2015
FAMILY VIOLENCE TASK FORCE CHAIRS APPOINTED
I want to thank both Speaker Sharkey and Senate President Looney for appointing the co-chairs of this task force so quickly because our children and families simply cannot wait. READ MORE
July 6, 2015
REP. URBAN APPLAUDS EXPANSION OF PESTICIDE BAN
The Children’s Committee raised a bill this year which would have banned pesticide use on municipal playgrounds. Rep. Urban is pleased that the General Assembly voted in support of this ban as part of the legislature’s budget adjustments. “The Children’s Committee worked hard this session to broaden Connecticut’s ban on harmful pesticides in order to better protect our children from exposure to these chemicals,” said Rep. Urban. READ MORE
June 3, 2015
REP. URBAN HOSTS GIZMO THE THERAPY DOG IN THE HOUSE CHAMBER
Rep. Urban introduced Gizmo the therapy dog to her colleagues in the House Chamber. He was a tremendous comfort to some of the sleep-deprived legislators who were feeling a little stressed on the penultimate day of the 2015 legislative session. In addition to donating his time as a therapy dog in the House Chamber, Gizmo and his team were also at the State Capitol in support of HB 6725, An Act Concerning Animal-Assisted Therapy Services, which passed both legislative bodies and heads to Governor Malloy’s desk. WATCH VIDEO
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