What WAS the legislature doing?

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Testimony for the Transportation Committee of the Connecticut Legislature on House Bill # 6502

Monday, February 6, 2017
Hartford, CT

The state’s website, cga.ct.gov, has many useful tools for tracking and reading bills, including a tool to browse bills by subject. However, that tool includes too many specific subjects to get a big-picture view of how the bills break down by subject.   To follow a bill’s status click here and if you want to know what the Legislature is doing click here.


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My bill, An Act Concerning Community Reentry By Persons Who Were Incarcerated, passed both chambers in an overwhelming majority. This bill will seek to improve the rate of successful community reentry for persons released from correctional facilitates through the provision of enhanced employment opportunities. As I’ve said before, there is still major work to be done with respect to the formerly incarcerated and reducing recidivism in the state of Connecticut.

There are many programs already underway in Connecticut, and we will continue to build upon and expand those efforts.

Remember to forgive and keep the conversation going,