SNAP Benefit Updates – July 2021

Posted on July 19, 2021


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Additional SNAP funds to be received Friday, July 23 to all SNAP-eligible households

The Connecticut Department of Social Services has announced that it will deliver $33.2 million in Emergency Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits to over 218,500 Connecticut households on Friday, July 23, 2021. Authorized by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act of 2020, this federal allocation will provide a minimum of $95 in extra food aid to all enrolled families and individuals, raising

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House Republicans Launch Petition Process on Juvenile Crime Crisis

Posted on July 8, 2021


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HARTFORD—State Rep. Irene Haines and House Republicans on Wednesday kickstarted their call for immediate legislative action on the juvenile crime crisis that has gripped communities throughout the state, officially launching a petition effort to bring all state lawmakers into session to implement reforms.

“I hope the majority hears our plea and signs their own petitions to get us into session,” said Rep. Haines. “We need to come together as a legislature and address this issue head on, and we need

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Constituent Mail RE: Juvenile Crime Crisis

Posted on July 6, 2021


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I have been contacted by several constituents about the recent uptick in juvenile crimes. Brian from Colchester sent a particularly thoughtful letter that he gave me permission to share. Please read it below:

“I wanted to reach out as a concerned citizen in regards to the numerous car break ins and thefts that have been happening across the state for years now. Especially with the recent stolen car incidents in Glastonbury and New Britain, I feel something needs to be done before the situation gets

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