Elder Justice Hotline

July 22, 2021

The State of Connecticut has created a one stop shop to help older people navigate state services, for everything from age-based discrimination to neglect issues. I am thrilled about this new tool!

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Food Support for Qualifying Families

July 20, 2021

Last Friday, over 57,800 students enrolled in the free or reduced-price meals program received the last round of the Pandemic EBT funding. This Friday, over 218,500 qualifying families will receive additional emergency food benefits through SNAP. Please find more information below on these latest rounds of food support and how to access assistance.

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Federal Child Tax Credit

July 17, 2021

The Child Tax Credit in President Biden's American Rescue Plan helps hard-working families with the costs of raising children. Based on 2019 and 2020 tax returns, the IRS began issuing monthly child tax credits on July 15.

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Hurricane Season Preparedness

July 8, 2021

The long hurricane season began June 1st and is expected to be an active one. Connecticut has largely been spared from major hurricanes in recent years – for that we are thankful – but residents should always be prepared, especially with Elsa coming our way.

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New Laws Taking Effect July 1

July 1, 2021

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.

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Juneteenth Recognized As A Federal Holiday

June 19, 2021

On June 19, 1865, Union General Gordon Granger and his troops traveled around Galveston, Texas and read General Order No. 3, which proclaimed that enslaved individuals were free in accordance with the Emancipation Proclamation.

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