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Rep. Fishbein Leads House to Protect Victims of Domestic Violence from Coerced Debt

Posted on May 3, 2024


Recognizing that financial abuse can be an underreported yet aggressive form of domestic violence, State Representative Craig Fishbein (R-90) today celebrated the unanimous House passage of a bill he helped create to protect victims of domestic violence from coerced debt, including creating a civil liability for abusers.

Senate Bill 123 – An Act Concerning Coerced Debt – establishes strong definitions of coerced debt, and creates a structure that indemnifies victims, forces restitution from abusers,

New & Gently Used Book Drive to Benefit Hartford and Bridgeport Juvenile Detention Centers

Posted on April 26, 2024


The House Majority Leader, State Representative Jason Rojas, recently put out a request to help increase the library at the Hartford and Bridgeport Juvenile Detention Centers by donating new or gently used books that are appropriate for young adults.

As an avid reader and the Ranking Member on the legislature’s Judiciary Committee, I thought this was a great idea and immediately began thinking of titles to donate.   Reading and literacy are paramount to education, and providing access to appropriate

Celebrating Women’s History Month with Essay Winners

Posted on March 27, 2024


In honor of Women’s History Month, State Rep. Craig Fishbein invited Wallingford 6th grade students to take part in a volunteer Essay Contest with the theme “Important Women in Connecticut’s History and How Their Contribution to the State and Nation Affect Me.”

In recognition of the student’s efforts, Rep. Fishbein presented official state citations to Dag Hammarskjold  Middle School 6th grade students, Valentina Tovar and Maya Lui, and James Moran 6th grade student, Ian Mendes for their winning essays.