Hard-working families in Connecticut got a boost today with Gov. Lamont signing legislation to increase the state’s minimum wage. I believe anyone working a full-time job should earn enough to support themselves and their family. This legislation is a step in the right direction.
The impact on federal employees from the prolonged government shutdown is increasingly affecting the livelihood of over 1,500 Connecticut residents and their families. Each additional day they work for no pay - child care, mortgages, food and car payments, to name a few, are falling behind and there is no indication for when paychecks will resume.
Recent news coverage and discourse may be particularly difficult for sexual assault survivors and their loved ones as the nation grapples with this difficult issue. I want to remind everyone that survivors of sexual assault are not alone and helpful resources are available.