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Rep. Rutigliano: Raising Awareness on Breast Cancer in October

Posted on October 17, 2020 by jdooley


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.

Breast cancer affects nearly every family and I am proud to help spread the word about the importance of this cause, which is meaningful to so many families in our community.

In 2018, I co-sponsored and the legislature passed, HB 5208 – An Act Concerning Mammograms, Breast Ultrasounds and Magnetic Resonance

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Rutigliano: Governor issues – Executive order 9B – fines for in proper mask wearing and social distancing

Posted on September 16, 2020 by jdooley


Last night, Governor Lamont signed Executive Order No. 9B – his 70th – which amends current self-quarantine guidelines for travelers from other states with high COVID-19 levels and imposes fines for people who do not properly wear certain protective equipment.

With regard to the implementation of fines, the order enacts:

Authorization for the issuance of fines: Authorizes the commissioner of Public Health, local health departments, municipal chief elected officers, and state and local police to issue

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Rutigliano Op-ed: Drug Overdose, The Other Health Emergency

Posted on September 4, 2020 by jdooley


Drug Overdose, The Other Health Emergency

Last Monday at the State Capitol, I joined state officials and advocates to recognize International Overdose Awareness Day.  Unfortunately, COVID is not the only health crisis we are dealing with right now. The damage done by the opioid crisis continues to take to many lives and damage families across Connecticut and our nation

Because of the social and emotional toll on state residents due to the pandemic and the job losses, there has been a 22% increase

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