Vigil Honoring the Life of Nex Benedict

February 26, 2024

As the mother of a transgender teen, I was shocked and saddened by the recent death of Nex Benedict, a 16-year-old non-binary student from Oklahoma who died the day after being beaten in a school bathroom.
Every child, even trans kids, deserve to live free from violence and bigotry. I invite all of you to join me on Wednesday at 6 p.m. on the steps of the Capitol for a vigil honoring the life of Nex Benedict and to support all our trans youth.

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VIDEO: Comments on the Death of Nex Benedict

February 23, 2024

I took a few moments at the Committee on Children meeting on February 22 to address the tragic loss of a non-binary Oklahoma teenager, who was the victim of a brutal attack in their school bathroom on February 7. While all the details are not yet known, we do know that Nex was attacked that day in the bathroom. This is a hard loss for me. I'm so sorry, Nex.

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Funding for Heating Help Bolstered

February 21, 2024

We approved $17 million in additional funds for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and Operation Fuel – two important programs that many residents and families rely on for cold weather heating assistance.

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State Launches New Jobs Portal

January 19, 2024

Connecticut has launched its new jobs portal,, which is aimed at assisting state residents — and those seeking to move here — in the process of finding a job.

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Governor Activates Severe Cold Weather Protocol

January 17, 2024

Governor Lamont has announced that due to a weather forecast indicating that Connecticut will experience a period of extremely cold weather resulting in very low wind chill values over the next several days, he is directing the state’s severe cold weather protocol to go into effect Wednesday afternoon (1/17) and remaining in effect through noon on Monday (1/22).

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