Firefighters put their lives on the line to keep us safe each and every day. They run into burning buildings to ensure that you and your family make it out alive, with no guarantee that they will.
That is why I introduced legislation to make sure firefighters are cared for if they suffer from cancer as a result of their important work.
I was excited to attend a White House Convening of State Education Leaders in Washington, D.C. last week to discuss issues related to state education. This was an invaluable learning opportunity for me and I look forward to applying that knowledge to my work on the Education Committee and to improve education in Torrington.
On September 23, I pledged to fight Governor Malloy’s cuts to Charlotte Hungerford Hospital; in October we secured funding for small hospitals; and now the legislature has approved a budget reform package that restores most of the cut.