Resources for the Upcoming School Year

August 11, 2023

It’s that time again when we start winding down the summer and begin back-to-school preparations; I want to share news and events that will ease that transition for the upcoming school year.

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Additional SNAP Benefits for CT Kids

August 9, 2023

The Connecticut Department of Social Services (DSS), in consultation with the Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE), this week announced that $8.8 million in special food assistance benefits is scheduled to be distributed Sunday, August 13, 2023, to the families of 57,313 children under age 6 who are enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

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Hamden National Night Out

August 3, 2023

I had a great time last week at "The National Night Out", hosted by the Hamden Police Department. It was a great event celebrating community and focusing on building stronger bonds between neighbors and law enforcement.

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Connecticut Cuts Prison Population, Keeps Crime Rate Low

August 2, 2023

For more than 10 years, Connecticut has been a model for criminal justice reform.
Connecticut has significantly reduced its number of incarnated people, closed more than 10 prisons and kept the crime rate at its lowest level in more than 40 years. Violent crime decreased 43% from 2012 to 2021, while property crime sank 29% during the same period.

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Judiciary and Public Safety Committees Joint Informational Forum on State Police Traffic Stop Data Audit Report

July 28, 2023

The Judiciary and Public Safety Committee held a joint forum to discuss data from an audit detailing fake traffic tickets from several members of the Connecticut State Police.

Legislators questioned officers' actions and how this may impact other areas of policing. Overall my colleagues believe that the officers in question should be held accountable and that state police need to implement a policy that dismisses officers who deliberately falsify records.

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