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August 31st is International Overdose Awareness Day

Posted on August 18, 2021


August 31st is International Overdose Awareness Day, a day to remember those we lost to this awful disease, and to acknowledge the grief of the loved ones 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 passed HB 5597, a bill I co-sponsored, to establish a

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

Posted on August 13, 2021


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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Republicans Unveil Plan to Curb Juvenile Crime Rates

Posted on August 10, 2021


In response to increased juvenile crime across Connecticut, House Republicans unveiled a comprehensive approach to much-needed reform within the juvenile justice system. Our plan identifies crime prevention resources that will be made available to all of Connecticut’s communities and specific adjustments that can strengthen the abilities of judges and law enforcement to address this crisis.

I join my Republican colleagues and urge majority party legislators to convene a special session and vote on

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