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Opinion: Millions More Dollars Expected to Fund Mental Health, Substance Abuse, and Disability Programs

Posted on March 3, 2021 by admin


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During the 2021 legislative session, state legislators from both the Republican and Democrat parties have submitted a variety of proposed bills that seek to address issues concerning mental health, substance abuse, and disability programs – making these topics a top legislative priority. In my opinion, the need and urgency to invest millions of dollars towards these services and programs is clear, especially given the year-long hardship that we all have endured here in Connecticut. In fact, I believe

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Governor Lamont Announces Update to COVID-19 Vaccination Schedule

Posted on February 23, 2021 by admin


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Governor Ned Lamont recently announced that the state will continue with an age-based approach to expanding eligibility to the vaccine.

The planned schedule of vaccinations is as follows:

March 1, 2021: Expands to age group 55 to 64

March 22, 2021: Expands to age group 45 to 54

April 12, 2021: Expands to age group 35 to 44

May 3, 2021: Expands to age group 16 to 34

According to the governor, he is directing the Connecticut Department of Public Health to set numerical targets and work with vaccine

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Virtual Public Hearing TUESDAY, FEB. 16: Bill Proposal to Eliminate Religious Vaccination Exemption

Posted on February 11, 2021 by admin


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I would like to make you aware of an upcoming virtual public hearing that will take place Tuesday, February 16, 2021 starting at 9 a.m. The Public Health Committee will raise proposed bill H.B. No. 6423 for a virtual public hearing. This contentious proposal seeks to eliminate the state’s religious exemption from vaccinations for schoolchildren.

The hearing can be accessed on YouTube live by clicking here.

The deadline to register for the hearing is Monday, February 15, 2021 by 3:00 p.m. Click here

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