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State Rep. Rutigliano: Juvenile Crime + 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 ended his state’s emergency declarations months ago.

Meanwhile, the true emergency facing Connecticut – the erosion of our public safety in the face of rising violent crime and a wave of juvenile car thefts – has gone unaddressed, largely thanks to Democratic inaction in the legislature.

If you agree with me that our state’s true emergency can no longer be ignored, visit and write a message to those lawmakers still on the fence about protecting your safety.