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March 19, 2019

Panel Canceled, But Vaccine Discussion Continues at Capitol

by Christine Stuart | Mar 19, 2019 2:29pm
Posted to: Child Welfare | Education | Health Care | Public Health | Public Safety

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HARTFORD, CT — A panel discussion called “The Science of Vaccines” was canceled late Monday when two Yale doctors pulled out of the event, which was also going to feature Robert F. Kennedy Jr., a lawyer who founded an anti-vaccine organization.

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March 13, 2019

Democratic House Leader Promises A Vote On Removing Religious Exemption To Vaccines

by Christine Stuart | Mar 13, 2019 1:09pm
Posted to: Child Welfare | Civil Liberties | Education | Health Care | Public Health | Public Safety

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HARTFORD, CT — House Majority Leader Matt Ritter vowed Wednesday that in the next 12 months the General Assembly will vote on whether to eliminate religious exemptions for vaccines for school children.

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March 12, 2019

Law Enforcement Seeks To Curb Juvenile Car Thefts With Legislation

by Jack Kramer | Mar 12, 2019 4:56pm
Posted to: Child Welfare | Consumer Protection | Courts | Juvenile Justice | Law Enforcement | Public Safety

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HARTFORD, CT — Law enforcement officials in many towns across the state claim they are being hit by a wave of auto thefts.

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Bill That Reiterates Connecticut’s Religious Exemption to Vaccines Advances

by Christine Stuart | Mar 12, 2019 3:20pm
Posted to: Child Welfare | Health Care | Public Health

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HARTFORD, CT — The Children’s Committee forwarded a bill to the House Tuesday that changes vaccine exemption forms to notify parents of the current law.

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March 11, 2019

As Measles Returns, Connecticut Offers Little Info About Immunization Rates

by Christine Stuart | Mar 11, 2019 4:59am
Posted to: Child Welfare | Education | FOIA | Sunshine Week | Health Care | Public Health | Religion

From the CENTERS for Disease Control and Prevention

HARTFORD, CT — When immunization rates fall below a certain percentage, vulnerable populations such as babies under six months or individuals with certain medical conditions are at risk, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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March 5, 2019

OP-ED | Town-Based School Districts Are a Legacy of the Racist Past: It’s Time for Them to Go

by Susan Bigelow | Mar 5, 2019 6:00am
Posted to: Analysis | Child Welfare | Civil Liberties | Education | Equality | Town News | Opinion | Education Opinion

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Recently, leaders in the legislature proposed bills urging consolidation of certain smaller school districts. The backlash was as telling as it was immediate and fierce: threatening the high-achievement school systems that so many people worked so hard to buy their way into is like touching a live wire.

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February 15, 2019

Lawmakers Hear Testimony on Bill to Ban Artificial Turf Playing Fields

by Jack Kramer | Feb 15, 2019 6:05pm
Posted to: Child Welfare | Education | Environment | Town News | Public Health | Sports

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HARTFORD, CT — A bill that would prohibit the state and its municipalities from purchasing and using artificial turf on playing fields was the subject of a public hearing Friday before the Environment Committee.

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OP-ED | Rehabilitation Should Be Afforded to Youth, Too

by Sarah Bryer | Feb 15, 2019 6:00am
Posted to: Child Welfare | Civil Liberties | Courts | Equality | Juvenile Justice | Opinion | Cheshire

ANDRIUS BANEVICIUS / CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION

The National Juvenile Justice Network, comprising 53 state-based advocacy organizations across 42 states and the District of Columbia, has frequently recognized Connecticut as a leader in its creation of a rehabilitative justice system for youth under 18. In this vein, we were pleased to see in your Feb. 5, 2019, article that Gov. Ned Lamont visited the T.R.U.E. Unit at Cheshire Correctional Institute where the program is committed to ending mass incarceration.

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February 8, 2019

Will Connecticut Become The First State to Ban Energy Drinks Anyone Under 16?

by Jack Kramer | Feb 8, 2019 12:45pm
Posted to: Business | Child Welfare | Education | State Capitol

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HARTFORD, CT — Whether Connecticut should be the first state to ban sales of energy drinks to people under 16 years of age was the subject of a legislative hearing Thursday.

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January 29, 2019

Lawmakers Look To Increase Early Educator Compensation

by Christine Stuart | Jan 29, 2019 1:28pm
Posted to: Child Welfare | Education

NADYA EUGENE VIA SHUTTERSTOCK

HARTFORD, CT — The Education Committee voted Monday to raise the concept of requiring the Office of Early Childhood to develop a compensation schedule for early childhood educators in an effort to improve services for children and families in Connecticut.

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