Representative Susan Johnson helps cut the ribbon on the launch of the second Higher Edge site in the state at Eastern Connecticut State University. Higher Edge is a college completion organization serving more than 200 students in high school and college. It is an organization solely dedicated to college completion for low-income and first-generation, college-bound students.
State Senator Mae Flexer (D-Danielson), state Representative Susan Johnson (D-Windham) and state Representative Linda Orange (D-Colchester) today applauded the State Bond Commission’s approval of a $650,000 grant-in-aid for streetscape improvements in the Town of Windham.
The funding will also be used to construct a band shell on the town green.
With Rep. Susan Johnson giving her support, the General Assembly voted earlier this month to approve a new state budget. Deep cuts were made in overall state spending, but because of Rep. Johnson's efforts, funding for Windham was increased.
For Representative Susan Johnson, protecting firefighters and making sure they're treated fairly is important. That is why she 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.
Connecticut is finding new ways to save money and provide better health care by moving away from private insurers who administer the Medicaid program. By directly reimbursing doctors and hospitals, Connecticut is eliminating the costly middle man. For more details, read the Wall Street Journal news story.
In strong support of House Bill 5211, An Act Concerning Certificates of Need, and HB 5174, An Act Concerning Salaries for Nonprofit Hospital Administrators, state Rep. Susan Johnson has testified before the legislature’s Public Health Committee.