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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Posted on October 7, 2021


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Please join me in recognizing October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM).

Domestic violence is a serious violent crime that can include both physical and emotional abuse. It is frequently hidden from public view and many victims suffer in silence, afraid to seek help or not knowing where to turn. The traumatic effects of domestic violence may also extend beyond the victim and may impact family members and communities. Stalking is a common and dangerous tactic sometimes used by perpetrators

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Posted on October 5, 2021


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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign to increase breast cancer awareness and education, while also promoting research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

I am proud to help spread the word about the importance of this cause, which is meaningful to so many families in our community. Please get regular medical checkups and mammograms and contact your medical professional if you have questions or concerns.

Key Statistics About Breast Cancer

According to the American

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Rep. France Congratulates Tribes on Opening Day of Sports Wagering in CT

Posted on September 30, 2021


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State Representative Mike France (R-42) today congratulated the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan Tribes on the ribbon cutting and grand opening of their new retail sports wagering facilities.

“For more than two decades the Tribes have worked hand-in-glove with our state to provide world class entertainment and gaming experiences for their guests while also ensuring good-paying, stable jobs for thousands of Southeastern Connecticut residents, and this expansion into sports wagering is another exciting

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Rep. France Objects to Latest Extension of Governor’s Executive Authority

Posted on September 27, 2021


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State Representative Mike France (R-42) today scoffed at assertions the governor needed another extension of the public health and civil preparedness emergency declarations, and blasted Democrats for once again relinquishing their constitutional responsibility to vote on the issues directly affecting the people of Connecticut.

“More than a year and a half ago, the full extent of the pandemic was unknown and the governor needed the ability to respond rapidly to secure much-needed PPE and provide services

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Public Invited: Final Military Honors for Eight Veterans’ Unclaimed Cremated Remains

Posted on September 23, 2021


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PUBLIC INVITED ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1, AS CT DEPT. OF VETERANS AFFAIRS AND CT FUNERAL DIRECTORS ASSN. CONDUCT FINAL MILITARY HONORS FOR EIGHT VETERANS’ UNCLAIMED CREMATED REMAINS AT THE STATE VETERANS CEMETERY IN MIDDLETOWN

The Connecticut State Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) and the Connecticut Funeral Directors Association, Inc. (CFDA) announced they will hold a military funeral ceremony for eight U.S. veterans’ unclaimed cremated remains, including veterans of World War I, World War II, the

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Reapportionment Committee Meeting Dates Announced

Posted on September 7, 2021


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The Reapportionment Committee announced it will hold four public hearings this month ahead of the work to redraw district lines for congressional, state senate, and state representative districts. Three of the hearings will be in-person events and one will be held virtually.
 
Anyone can participate in each of these hearings—it doesn’t matter where you live. Here’s the schedule:
 
➡️ Hartford Public Hearing
Wed., Sept. 8 @ 7 p.m.
Legislative Office Building, 300 Capitol Ave.
 
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Veterans Stand Down 2021 – September 22nd, 23rd, & 24th

Posted on September 2, 2021


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The Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) announced Veterans STAND DOWN 2021 will take place on September 22nd, 23rd, & 24th.  While the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way agencies and organizations operate, the DVA continues its commitment to serving Connecticut’s Veterans by providing this “one stop” access to a range of programs and services offered by state and federal agencies, Veterans organizations, and community-based non-profits through online webinars and at five regional sites

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CTDOT Will Host Virtual Public Information Kickoff Meetings for the Update of the State Rail Plan

Posted on August 30, 2021


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The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) announced it will conduct a series of virtual public information meetings to launch the 2021-2025 Connecticut State Rail Plan update in compliance with Federal legislation, PRIIA (Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act of 2008, Public Law 110-432).

The kickoff meetings will provide the public an opportunity to learn about the purpose and requirements of the Connecticut State Rail Plan and how its updates were initiated.

The meetings will

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August 31st is International Overdose Awareness Day

Posted on August 18, 2021


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August 31st is International Overdose Awareness Day, the world’s largest annual campaign to end overdose, to remember without stigma those who have died, and to acknowledge the grief of the family and friends left behind.

The Center for Disease Control estimates that about 93,000 people died from an overdose in 2020, a nearly 30% increase in deaths compared to 2019.

This issue affects everyone of us, our friends and certainly our communities. In an effort to combat this epidemic, the legislature

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CT Children’s Back to School Kit / Insurance Rate Change Info

Posted on August 13, 2021


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I hope your summer has been relaxing and you’ve been able to catch up with friends and family. As August winds down and summer starts to quietly slip away I want to keep you up to date on a few important items.

Earlier this week, I sent an eblast regarding sales tax free week this coming Sunday, August 15-22, and now Connecticut Children’s is reminding people that the back-to-school transition can sometimes be an adjustment for families, especially this year given the ongoing pandemic.

To help families

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