Preschool lead teacher Jacqueline Valle teaches her class at Honey Bear Learning Center in Stratford. (Brian A. Pounds Photo / Hearst Connecticut Media)

Legislation Focuses On Education Issues

March 22, 2019

Rep. Bobby Sanchez, co-chair of the Education Committee, has pushed forward a half-dozen bills that would boost pay for child care workers, increase the state’s contribution to child-care slots and vouchers, expand eligibility for state subsidies and make it easier for child care workers to afford the college credentials required of them, according to Linda Conner Lambeck, Connecticut Post reporter who writes about education issues.

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Sean Scanlon discusses Ethan's Law at a recent press conference as the parents of Ethan Song listen.

Scanlon Praises Committee On Ethan's Law

March 19, 2019

Rep. Sean Scanlon praised the chairs and members of the Judiciary Committee Wednesday for voting to move HB 7218, known as Ethan's Law, forward. Scanlon introduced Ethan’s Law with Ethan’s parents, Mike and Kristin Song of Guilford, in January.

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Mansfield Students Join Youth Climate Strike

March 16, 2019

Rep. Gregg Haddad praises Mansfield Middle School students who joined other youths around the globe to raise awareness of climate change. “Students are the most important constituency for this,” Haddad told them. “We understand that you’re going to be living in this world long after us and the decisions we’re making today will be very impactful on your lives.”

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Representative Napoli Jr., Waterbury Legislators and Leaders Support Laws to Address Repeat Auto Thefts

March 12, 2019

Today the Public Safety and Security Committee discussed House Bill No. 7332, “An Act Concerning Public Safety and the Welfare of Repeat Juvenile Offenders and their Victims.” The bill aims to require juveniles charged with theft of a motor vehicle to have their cases transferred to criminal court when they have a history of prior felony adjudications or convictions.

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