Jessica Rubin, right, a professor of law at the University of Connecticut, spoke with a volunteer, John Frascatore, outside Superior Court in Manchester, Conn., where they appeared this month for a case about custody of two abused dogs. Credit Jessica Hill for The New York Times

Protecting Abused Animals

August 31, 2017

I am very happy to tell you that the first major victory under Desmond’s law, An Act Concerning Support For Animals That Are Neglected Or Treated Cruelly, has been won in a Manchester Superior Court case involving animal cruelty.

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Great News For CHESLA Student Loans

August 25, 2017

I am pleased to share great news about the Connecticut Higher Education Supplemental Loan Authority (CHESLA) with the announcement that the CHESLA Student Loan program will have a low 4.95 percent interest rate for the third consecutive year!

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Helping Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center

August 22, 2017

“I want our kids to have a chance to do the best they can at school, and I know they will appreciate everything we can do to help make the coming school year a success,” she said.

-- Rep. Diana Urban, House chair of the legislature’s Committee on Children.

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House Approves Transportation Lock Box

June 6, 2017

The House has passed House Joint Resolution 100, which calls for a statewide referendum asking voters to amend the State Constitution to ensure that money in the Special Transportation Fund (STF) is in a "lock box" and can be spent only on the state's transportation needs.

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