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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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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Speaking out for Ethan’s Law and Reasonable Gun Safety

March 11, 2019

During a hearing of the Judiciary Committee on March 11, I was honored to introduce Mark Barden, a prominent gun-safety advocate who lost his son Daniel in the Sandy Hook School massacre more than five years ago. Mark offered public testimony in support of Ethan's Law, HB 7218, legislation that would close loopholes in Connecticut's state firearm storage laws.

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Raising the Minimum Wage

March 5, 2019

Our legislative priority for this session is to make sure that workers are paid a living wage so that no one who works full time lives in poverty.

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