This week, more than $16 million in Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief II (ESSER II) funds was made available to 170 school districts across Connecticut. This relief money will allow schools throughout our state to provide special education services to more than 80,000 students during the upcoming school year.
The safety of our children is my top priority as your representative in Hartford. This session we passed Public Act 21-20 to strengthen the traffic safety measures of ice cream trucks in order to increase visibility to other drivers.
Over 100 new laws in Connecticut will go into effect today, July 1st. These laws mark the tireless work put in by my colleagues and I over the past few months. We all worked hard to listen to your concerns in order to advocate for you in Hartford.
Over the next few days Connecticut is expected to experience extreme temperatures that have prompted heat advisories from the National Weather Service through Wednesday. For immediate relief from the heat, dial 2-1-1 or click here to find a cooling center near you.
Local businesses are at the heart of every community in Connecticut, but sadly over the past year, they have been disproportionately affected by COVID-19. In an effort to not only aid small businesses, but also bolster our local economies, my colleagues and I made it a priority to expand and incentivize the state's Small Business Express (SBE) Program by passing HB 6467.
State Representative Michelle L. Cook applauds the Connecticut Senate's passage of legislation to lower prescription drug costs for consumers by prohibiting insurers from practicing non-medical switching, or changing the list of covered drugs during a plan year.
State Representative Michelle L. Cook applauds the signing of legislation that protects copay assistance by prohibiting insurers from implementing copay accumulator programs. Governor Ned Lamont signed the bill into law on Wednesday.