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The Truth on Police Accountability Legislation

August 6, 2020

From the floor of the House and Senate to social media and public rallies, the debate surrounding House Bill 6004, An Act Concerning Police Accountability was often intense and passionate. Republicans who opposed this legislation often misrepresented the reforms contained in the bill, even though they played a significant role in crafting it from the very beginning.

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Addressing Rising Energy Costs

July 29, 2020

*UPDATED* After the legislature reached out with our concerns, the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) ordered Eversource to restore prior rates as of June 30, no later than August 7, while their investigation continues. We have also been informed that PURA is planning a hearing in August.

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DMV Extends Deadlines for Residents with Expiring Credentials

July 27, 2020

The Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles today announced that it has added to its list of extended deadlines for residents with expiring credentials. Eligible DMV credentials that expire between August 1, 2020 and September 30, 2020 are automatically covered by this extension.

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Workers' Compensation for Essential Workers During COVID-19

July 27, 2020

In the early days of the pandemic, personal protective equipment was in short supply and many workplaces did not have the current systems and protections in place to minimize transmission of coronavirus and keep workers safe, causing them to become sick. If workers did file for workers' compensation many were denied.

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Healthcare Reform Bills Pass House

July 23, 2020

Two health care reform bills designed to cap the monthly cost of diabetes treatment and expand Telehealth services were passed in the House of Representatives. Both bills seek to improve health care for Connecticut residents due to the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

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House Passes Absentee Voting Bill

July 23, 2020

Today we took a major step toward ensuring a safe voting experience in November.

The House passed, by a vote of 144-2, a bill that allows for absentee ballot voting to ensure safety during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Tri-State Travel Advisory Expands to 31 States

July 21, 2020

The regional travel advisory between Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York that went into effect last month and directs incoming travelers from states with a significant community spread of COVID-19 to self-quarantine for a 14-day period was updated Tuesday and now includes a total of 31 states.

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Newington Delegation Secures $500,000 for Streetscape Improvements

July 21, 2020

Members of the Newington Legislative Delegation including State Senator Matt Lesser (D – Middletown), State Representative Gary Turco (D – Newington), State Representative Rick Lopes (D – Newington), and State Representative Kerry Wood (D – Newington) are pleased to welcome $500,000 in bond funding for streetscape projects help revitalize Newington's business districts and streetscapes to improve them for pedestrian use.

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