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Rep. Hall Champions Dyslexia Training Legislation

HARTFORD – State Rep. Carol Hall (R-59) recently voted in strong support of legislation that looks to improve the quality of education received by students with dyslexia.

The legislation, HB 7254, An Act Requiring Special Education Teachers to Complete A Program of Study In Evidence-Based Structured Literacy Interventions for Students With Dyslexia requires teachers applying for certification for Special Education endorsement complete a program of study in the diagnosis and remediation of reading and language arts that includes supervised practicum hours and instruction in the detection and recognition of, and evidence-based structured literacy interventions for, students with dyslexia.

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Rep. Carol Hall Visits CBIA’s Manufacturing Innovation Day at the Capitol

Pictured (L-R): Sharon Guskey of Northwestern Connecticut Community College, Wendy Robicheau of CT College of Technology’s Regional Center for Next Generation Manufacturing and State Rep. Carol Hall.

HARTFORD – State Representative Carol Hall (R-59) recently attended Connecticut Business and Industry Association’s Manufacturing Innovation Day at the Capitol.  Rep. Hall met with Wendy Robicheau and Sharon Gusky of the Connecticut Community Colleges’ College of Technology’s Regional Center for Next Generation Manufacturing to discuss manufacturing in Connecticut and how to expand the manufacturing workforce.  The Connecticut Community Colleges’ College of Technology’s Regional Center for Next Generation Manufacturing works with CBIA to promote manufacturing in Connecticut’s secondary and post-secondary schools, including Asnuntuck Community College in Enfield.

 

Hall, Stokes Unveil Revamped No-Tax-Increase Budget Proposal

HARTFORD – State Representatives Carol Hall (R-59) and Greg Stokes (R-58) recently joined their Republican colleagues in the House of Representatives to unveil a revised budget proposal.

The new no-tax-increase proposal eliminates the projected $5 billion budget deficit for the next biennium, increases school funding for all towns, reduces the corporate surcharge and mitigates municipal aid losses by reallocating funds.

“I am proud of my caucus for producing a no-tax-increase budget that proves that we can balance the state’s budget without doing so on the backs of the taxpayer,” said Rep. Hall.  “Connecticut is clearly in a tough financial situation and this budget reflects the fact that we need to make substantial cuts and structural changes, but, at the same time, holds all municipalities harmless.  Enfield will not experience a drop in municipal aid funding in our budget proposal– ensuring that our community is not burdened by the state’s fiscal mismanagement.”

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