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From left to right: Sen. Hwang, Jerry Greenfield, Rep. McCarthy Vahey, Tara Cook-Littman, Michael Smulders, Rep. Hampton, and Rep. Urban


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Rep. Urban and Ben & Jerry's Founder Jerry Greenfield Support GMO Labeling

March 3, 2016

I held a press conference today along with Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Founder Jerry Greenfield and advocates to support labeling foods that contain genetically modified ingredients.

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2015 Children's Champion

February 10, 2016

I want to thank the Connecticut Early Childhood Alliance for recognizing me as a 2015 Children’s Champion and I would also like to thank them for the tireless work they do on behalf of Connecticut’s children.

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State Funding for Mystic Seaport & Affordable Housing

January 27, 2016

I am excited to announce that the State Bond Commission is expected to approve a $2 million state grant for Mystic Seaport at its meeting on January 29. This grant will allow for the construction of the new 14,000 square-foot Thompson Exhibition Building.

The State Bond Commission is also expected to approve a $3,523,526 loan to Spruce Ridge Limited Partnership to aid in the construction of 43 new affordable housing units in the Pawcatuck section of Stonington.

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I Spoke at Quinnipiac Law Seminar

October 16, 2015

I was asked to speak at the Connecticut Bar Association's seminar, "The Violence Gateway: From Animal Abuse to Domestic Abuse and Beyond."

The seminar, hosted by the Quinnipiac University School of Law, addressed the question of the linkage between violence against animals and violence against humans and the role that enforcement of animal cruelty laws can play in reducing incidents of violence.

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