Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April 7, 2016

I'm glad I was able to join Sen. Mae Flexer and Rep. Caroline Simmons to highlight Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). I spoke about my involvement with the Connecticut Alliance to End Sexual Violence's 'Where Do You Stand?' program to engage Connecticut men in being active in the prevention of sexual violence in their communities.

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Rep. Diana Urban with future firefighters

Rep. Urban has some fun with future firefighters at a press conference to ban flame retardants from children's products


Banning Toxic Flame Retardants

April 7, 2016

Yesterday I held a press conference on legislation to ban flame retardants in children' s products with my Co-Chair on the Children's Committee, Sen. Bartolomeo. HB 5299, An Act Concerning Toxic Flame Retardant Chemicals in Children’s Products and Upholstered Residential Furniture, would ban the sale of children’s products containing certain toxic flame retardant chemicals.

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Preserving Funds For Danbury, Hospitals

April 5, 2016

Representative Bob Godfrey joins colleagues on both sides of the aisle to approve a bipartisan agreement for balancing the current year’s state budget, an agreement that preserves municipal aid for Danbury and other towns and restores funding for hospitals, which had been suspended.

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Riley Promotes Safe Havens Awareness

April 4, 2016

Representative Emmett D. Riley joins his legislative colleagues and staff at the William W. Backus Hospital in Norwich to highlight and promote Connecticut’s Safe Havens law, which gives a new mother an option to do the right thing and give her child the appropriate care that they need, if the parent cannot provide it.

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