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D'Agostino named House chairman of the legislature's General Law Committee

January 24, 2018

State Rep. Mike D'Agostino has been named House chairman of the legislature's General Law Committee. D'Agostino said he will use this platform as a way to advocate for policies that will propel Connecticut forward.

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End-of-year Capitol report

December 15, 2017

During the 2017 legislative session, we implemented structural reforms that will not only help Connecticut steady its financial footing, but will also help spur economic development and restore millions of dollars to municipalities, our schools and core state services. As vice chairman of the Judiciary Committee and a member of the Planning and Development Committee, we were also able to pass legislation that helps Bridgeport, improves our judicial system and protects some of our most vulnerable citizens. I am proud to share information about some of these new laws with you.

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Funding Approved For Police Body Cameras

December 4, 2017

Just in case you hadn’t heard, the State Bond Commission has approved funding for body cameras for our city police. Both law enforcement authorities and victim advocates have supported technology such as body cameras, and this funding will help ensure that citizens and their rights are protected. New Haven was one of 14 municipal police departments approved for the purchase of body-worn recording equipment and digital stage devices.

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Uniting against hate, bigotry and violence

August 17, 2017

In the wake of last weekend’s events in Charlottesville, Virginia, we are left with far too many questions and not enough answers. While Connecticut is roughly 450 miles removed from Charlottesville, Virginia, I find myself asking “Could it happen here?” And if so, what can we do to mitigate the effects of such a hateful demonstration? I believe that by uniting together, we can minimize the chances of hate, bigotry and violence from occurring by taking pride in our state and by educating residents on Connecticut’s hate crime laws.

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