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Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff: Your Voice

March 4, 2016

Capitol address
Legislative Office Building
Room 3300
Hartford, CT 06106-1591


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Standing with Our First Responders

Senator Duff with police officials
I want to let you know about two important bills I am once again supporting this year. Our municipal and state police officers put their lives on the line every day for us and can suffer not only physical injuries, but psychological and emotional trauma. That's why I stood with Norwalk Police officers to push for legislation extending workers' compensation coverage to include post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) suffered in the line of duty.

I am also supporting legislation that expands workers' compensation coverage to include benefits for firefighters who develop certain types of cancer resulting from their job. Helping our first responders receive the care they need makes sense and is the right thing to do.

We Ended Veterans Homelessness

veteran salutesThe federal government has certified Connecticut as having effectively ended homelessness among veterans. We are just the second state in the nation to achieve this milestone.

This accomplishment is the result of over two years of successful collaboration to enhance Connecticut's homelessness response system for veterans. Through vastly improved data collection and analysis, streamlined referral protocols, coordinated outreach, a new interim housing system, reformed housing assistance programming, bi-weekly reporting, and targeted resources, Connecticut has reinvented its system for assisting veterans who experience homelessness. These procedures have resulted in veterans having a permanent home within 90 days, with a safe place to stay in the interim.

Buyer Beware at the Discount Stores

While discount stores can offer deals, consumers should be aware of the safety risks related to some of their products. While our state and federal governments have made significant progress in preventing unsafe products from being sold, some still get past regulators. View Country Living's list of the 10 most toxic items sold at these stores.


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Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff, Legislative Office Building, Room 3300, Hartford, Connecticut 06106
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