Environmental Committee Work

February 16, 2024

The legislative session is now underway. My colleagues and I are meeting in our respective committees to craft and debate legislation. Today, I will highlight the work of the Environment committee.

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Millions Approved for Home Heating Assistance

February 14, 2024

Today we approved $17 million in additional cold weather heating assistance funds – many residents and families who receive assistance through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) or Operation Fuel will have access to funds to ensure they can heat their homes through the cold weather season.

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February is Black History Month

February 1, 2024

February is Black History Month, a time when we celebrate the many achievements and contributions of individuals from the Black diaspora, as well as reckon with the systemic racism from our past that is still prevalent today. The theme for this year's month-long celebration is “African Americans and the Arts,” which spotlights Black Americans who excelled in various fields of creative expression, and the influence they have on our country's culture.

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Department of Agriculture Grant Opportunity

January 30, 2024

The Connecticut Department of Agriculture (CT DoAg), on behalf of the CT Food Policy Council, announces the competitive solicitation process to award funds to Connecticut organizations and groups involved in food system policy or creating innovative, localized, programming in their respective communities to increase food access and address food insecurity through the Food System Capacity Building Grant. Applicants must submit a completed application by March 6, 2024, at 4:00 p.m. using Cognito Forms.

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MLK Celebration at New Haven Museum

January 12, 2024

Celebrate the Yale Peabody Museum’s 28th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Legacy of Social & Environmental Justice, with the New Haven Museum on Sunday, January 14, 2024, from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Register to attend here.

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Youth at Work Job Applications Are Now Available

January 3, 2024

The Youth @ Work employment application is now open. This program is intended to provide early work experiences for young people ages 14-21 that may not otherwise have this opportunity. Please note - completing this application does not guarantee a work experience through the program. Job placement is by a lottery system. Prospective applicants must meet the following requirements:

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School break Groceries TOMORROW

December 26, 2023

There will be a school break grocery giveaway tomorrow, December 27th from 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM. See the flyer below for more information and to find a location near you.

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