After an emotional discussion, I voted in favor of SB 452, An Act Concerning the Inclusion of Holocaust and Genocide Education and Awareness in the Social Studies Curriculum. History will repeat itself if young people fail to learn the horrors of the past. Here are my remarks on the House Floor:
For most parents, the anticipated arrival of their infant children is a joyous and exciting time. But, unfortunately, there are also rare instances where infants have been abandoned, and sometimes left to die. I support a bill passed out of committee this session, HB 5446, which contains language that would require education about the law in public high school health curriculum.
I am actively fighting against a proposal that, if passed, would be detrimental to Wallingford’s wastewater upgrade plans.
SB 415, An Act Concerning Grants For Combined Sewer Projects, currently in the legislature’s Finance, Revenue & Bonding Committee, would take away millions of dollars in funding from various towns including Wallingford, Southington, Plainville and seven other towns if the Hartford area combined sewer overflows (CSOs) project grant funding is increased from 50% to 80%.
I joined Connecticut families and stakeholders for a press conference on the health impacts of carbon emissions and to highlight a new study by the American Council for an Energy Efficiency Economy, Save Energy, Save Lives, that directly links the reduction in energy consumption with positive improvements on public health.
Rep. Mary Mushinsky was recognized, along with Senator Ted Kennedy, Jr., as Environmental Champions by the Citizens Campaign for the Environment, for their dedicated leadership on advancing the protection of Connecticut's Health & Environment.