SDO 2019 End of Session Report

2019 End of Session Report

The 2019 Senate Democratic Legislative Priorities are a series of bills that passed the Senate to build upon the critical policy work we have accomplished in past years and respond to the priorities of the people of our state. As a result of the work of Senate Democrats, we will build a stronger, more prosperous Connecticut for the middle class and our families.

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Bye Honored as “A Children’s Champion” by Connecticut Early Childhood Alliance

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WEST HARTFORD—Surrounded by parents and children inside the new Family Resource Center at the brand-new Charter Oak International Academy Elementary School, State Senator Beth Bye (D-West Hartford) today was honored by the Connecticut Early Childhood Alliance as one of its 2016 “Children’s Champions” for her legislative work on behalf of Connecticut’s children.

State Representative Andy Fleischman (D-West Hartford) was also honored as a 2016 Children’s Champion. Together, the two West Hartford Democrats helped secure an 80 percent state reimbursement (state funding) to construct the $42 million Charter Oak School, which is the first new elementary school built in West Hartford in over half a century.

The Alliance honored Sen. Bye and Rep. Fleischman for their work at the State Capitol, including passing legislation that eliminates the tax on diapers, requiring criminal background checks for all daycare workers, and for their advocacy on reducing childhood obesity and increasing access to early childhood programs.

“Senator Bye and Representative Fleischmann year after year support early childhood education, and they are real policy experts in the area of early education,” said Samantha Dynowski, director of outreach and advocacy for the CT Early Childhood Alliance.

“I’m honored to be recognized by the Early Childhood Alliance for my work on behalf of all of Connecticut’s kids,” Sen. Bye said. “It’s especially rewarding to be standing here in the new Family Resource Center at Charter Oak, surrounded by all these parents and children, and to know that we have a community that values and fights for education. West Hartford is a shining example of that phrase, ‘Every kid, every time,’ and I’m proud to be a part of that community.”

Founded in 2002, the Connecticut Early Childhood Alliance is a statewide organization committed to improving outcomes for children ages birth to eight years old in the areas of learning, health, safety, and economic security.

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