The Connecticut Department of Social Services (DSS), in consultation with the Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE), this week announced that $8.8 million in special food assistance benefits is scheduled to be distributed Sunday, August 13, 2023, to the families of 57,313 children under age 6 who are enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
I had a great time visiting with the ladies at Wesleyan to discuss The CROWN Act and Black maternal health problems and legislation that will help overcome challenges associated with the issue.
What an awesome time had by all! The screening and discussion that followed was an educational time and a place for fellowship. I left feeling so uplifted!
For more than 10 years, Connecticut has been a model for criminal justice reform.
Connecticut has significantly reduced its number of incarnated people, closed more than 10 prisons and kept the crime rate at its lowest level in more than 40 years. Violent crime decreased 43% from 2012 to 2021, while property crime sank 29% during the same period.
Judiciary and Public Safety Committees Joint Informational Forum on State Police Traffic Stop Data Audit ReportJuly 28, 2023
The Judiciary and Public Safety Committee held a joint forum to discuss data from an audit detailing fake traffic tickets from several members of the Connecticut State Police.
Legislators questioned officers' actions and how this may impact other areas of policing. Overall my colleagues believe that the officers in question should be held accountable and that state police need to implement a policy that dismisses officers who deliberately falsify records.