Last Tuesday’s informational event covered specifics on the new financial aid program for students at instate community colleges that became law this year.
Last week, State Representative Ron Napoli Jr. attended a Vietnam-Era Veteran Recognition Ceremony at Kennedy High School.
When Rep. Napoli Jr. joined 89 House Democrats that signed a letter sent to Governor Lamont urging him and DRS Commissioner Jackson to reconsider the updated regulations, the administration was quick to respond and resolve the issue.
“As a State Legislator, I feel that in order to do a good job and be a part of the process, you have to show up,” Rep. Napoli Jr. said. “Having the opportunity to be a part of every discussion is critical when making decisions that affect the lives of residents across our state.”
I was proud to support legislation this session that eliminated co-pays and other out of pocket costs for breast ultrasounds and mammograms, and required health insurance policies to cover breast ultrasound screenings for more women.
The University of Connecticut announced that the Downtown Waterbury branch will now be a Center for Excellence in Allies Health Sciences.
The House of Representatives and Senate passed a budget this week which is responsible, stable, and funds the Rainy Day Fund at historic levels. The budget makes significant investments in education, job growth, and economic development while holding the line on spending. The growth rate for fixed costs in the General Fund is 1.3% and for non-fixed costs is simply 0.03%.