The tragedy that happened at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, and every one that's happened in the past two decades is the result of our federal leaders' inaction. Our state and our country need bold, decisive action to protect our communities from gun violence.
I'm pleased to share with you that $250,000 for improvements to the Black Rock Little League fields at Ellsworth Park has been included on the State Bond Commission's May 26th meeting agenda.
After months of negotiation and hearing input from residents across our state, I am happy to pass along great news. On Monday, the House of Representatives passed the $24 billion state budget proposal which provides $600 million in tax relief for working families. The budget cuts taxes more than any other Connecticut state budget in decades.
I am pleased to announce that the Connecticut Department of Transportation has approved a corridor study for Bridgeport's Black Rock neighborhood. The study will focus on Fairfield Avenue/Route 130 and Brewster Street to investigate strategies to improve safety for pedestrians, cyclists, public transit users, and drivers.
Yesterday, the City of Bridgeport received $990,000 in state funding to clean up the former UI Power Plant site at 137 East Main Street! The funding, delivered through the state Department of Economic and Community Development's Brownfield Remediation Program, will be used to construct a proposed multi-family, mixed-use development on the 6.5-acre site.
I am pleased to share with you that $3 million in bonding for the Wakeman Boys & Girls Club in Bridgeport has been included on the Connecticut State Bond Commission's agenda for December 21. The Commission will vote on this proposal and several others during its meeting next Tuesday.
Governor Ned Lamont and Connecticut Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Manisha Juthani recently announced that COVID-19 vaccines are now available to be administered to Connecticut children ages 5 through 11. The availability of the vaccines for this age group follows the recent recommendations of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.