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CT Summer at the Museum

Posted on July 27, 2022


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The popular “Connecticut Summer at the Museum” program has returned for the 2022 summer season, which enables Connecticut children to receive FREE ADMISSION at more than 130 museums across the state during the summer months.

Originally established in 2021 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the program is a way of providing children with engaging summer enrichment and learning experiences. It is funded by money Connecticut received from the federal government under the American Rescue Plan Act

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Hot Asphalt Awareness

Posted on July 20, 2022


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With hot temperatures here for the summer it’s important to be prepared, and that includes making sure your pets are safe, too.   The American Red Cross has the following tips on keeping pets safe, but essentially treat your pets the same as you treat yourself:

  • Never leave your pet in a hot vehicle, even for a few minutes. The inside temperature of the car can quickly reach 120 degrees even with the windows cracked open.
  • Limit exercise on hot days. Exercise in the early morning or evening hours.
  • Walk

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2022 Acts Affecting Available Now

Posted on July 19, 2022


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At the conclusion of each legislative session, the non-partisan Office of Legislative Research compiles reports on public acts organized by topics. These reports include various topics such as “Acts Affecting Seniors,” “Acts Affecting Education,” “Acts Affecting Business and Jobs,” and much more.

Follow the link below to access the full range of reports: https://www.cga.ct.gov/olr/actsaffecting.asp

Comment Period Open for Proposed Insurance Rate Increases

Posted on July 13, 2022


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The Connecticut Insurance Department is considering substantial proposed rate increases for individual and small group (for employers with 50 or fewer workers) insurance markets. The average of the proposed rate increases is 20% which is well above what I consider reasonable, especially with inflation and high prices already taking too much money out of your wallet.

Nine health insurance providers covering approximately 206,000 people have filed for increases. The filings are for both the state-sponsored

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988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline and National Maternal Mental Health Hotline

Posted on July 12, 2022


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An important priority for the legislature this past session was to address the mental and behavioral needs of our students and children. One important measure the legislature passed included funding for the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline and National Maternal Mental Health Hotline.

More information about the line is provided by the Connecticut Department of Public Health, below.

Beginning July 16, 988 will become the new three-digit number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. The Lifeline

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