State Rep. Howard: October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Posted on October 25, 2021

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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Howard Asks State for Revised Student Quarantine Rules

Posted on October 14, 2021

HARTFORD- With students in Stonington and North Stonington missing a significant number of in-class instruction days due to COVID quarantine, State Rep. Greg Howard (R-43) is calling for new state guidelines on student COVID quarantine policies to minimize student absences citing data from Massachusetts, a state with Covid statistics comparable to CT, which shows that in-school transmission is rare.

Today, Howard sent a letter to both the Connecticut Commissioners of the Departments of Public Health

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State Rep. Howard: October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Posted on October 7, 2021

The month of October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM). Domestic violence is a serious violent crime that includes both physical and emotional abuse. It is frequently hidden from public view. Many victims suffer in silence, afraid to seek help or not knowing where to turn. The traumatic effects of domestic violence also extend beyond the abused person, impacting family members and communities. Children often witness the violence or become victims themselves. Stalking is a common and very

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Rep. Howard Condemns Floor Comments by House Colleague

Posted on September 29, 2021

Rep. Howard Condemns Floor Comments by House Colleague

State Rep. Greg Howard (R-Stonington), the ranking member of the Public Safety and Security committee is condemning the insensitive and shameful remarks made by State Representative Gale Mastrofrancesco (R-Southington/Wolcott) during a House of Representatives Special Session in Hartford on Monday September 27th.

Comparing the last words of George Floyd “I can’t breathe” a man murdered by a bad police officer who has since been convicted and

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State Rep. Greg Howard: Juvenile Crime and Emergency Order Powers

Posted on September 24, 2021

When the Connecticut House of Representatives next meets on Monday, September 27th it will be in a special session to vote on a seventh extension of the Governor’s emergency powers, this time at least until February.

The Governor insists that Connecticut’s public health and civil preparedness emergency declarations must be extended, but our neighbors to the north in Massachusetts have still managed COVID effectively in their schools and workplaces, even though their governor, Gov. Charlie Baker

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Rep. Howard, House Republicans Renew Bi-Partisan Call for Action on Juvenile Justice Reform, Issue Package of Policies

Posted on August 10, 2021

Rep. Howard, House Republicans Renew Bi-Partisan Call for Action on Juvenile Justice Reform, Issue Package of Policies

HARTFORD—The continuing flow of alarming crimes committed by teenagers, from shots fired at property owners to stealing vehicles with children inside, prompted State Rep. Greg Howard (R-43) and his House Republican colleagues Tuesday, to unveil proposed statutory and policy changes aimed at curbing a crisis that has residents throughout Connecticut clamoring for reforms to the state’s

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House GOP Leader Candelora Appoints Howard to Public Safety Committee Leadership Post

Posted on July 29, 2021

HARTFORD—House Minority Leader Vincent Candelora on Thursday announced that he has appointed state Rep. Greg Howard of Stonington as the leading House Republican on the General Assembly’s Public Safety and Security Committee.

In his new role as Ranking Member of the committee, Howard will spearhead policy initiatives on behalf of the 54-member House Republican Caucus.

“Representative Howard’s real-world experience as a public safety professional combined with his deep commitment to on-the-ground

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Rep. Howard: New App for Recycling Questions

Posted on July 27, 2021

The nonprofit RecycleCT is launching a new app (downloadable from the App Store and Google Play) that will allow users to type in an item to find out if it can be placed in the recycling bin or not. Often, entire truckloads of recycling may be rejected because they are mixed with non-recyclables, making it extremely difficult to sort at the facilities. This useful tool will help residents and municipalities determine what will be accepted, hence cutting down on waste. It will also save money towns

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State Rep. Greg Howard: Housing finance – Campbell Grain Property – is important to region & to both parties

Posted on July 14, 2021

It was with great disappointment that I read an article in The Day on July 4, 2021 regarding affordable housing finance rules. I have supported the redevelopment of the Campbell Grain Property and the positive impact that it could have on the local economy and the revitalization of downtown Pawcatuck. For years, CT saw a steady flow of residents fleeing for other states; and today, employers are begging for workers. With General Dynamics predicting significant hiring over the coming years, and a

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Rep. Greg Howard Calls for Action on Juvenile Crime Crisis

Posted on July 13, 2021

STONINGTON—Calling for immediate legislative action, State Rep. Greg Howard R-43) joined a petition effort to bring all state lawmakers into session to implement reforms on the juvenile crime crisis that has gripped communities throughout the state.

Rep. Howard said, “Recent tragedies highlight why my colleagues and I pushed all session for common-sense legislation to address repeat juvenile car thieves. Unfortunately, our calls fell on deaf ears. Those in power can no longer ignore the serious nature

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