Connecticut Commission on Children: An Agency of the Connecticut General Assembly
The Connecticut Commission on Children
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Hartford, Connecticut 06106-1591

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News from the 2012 session of the Connecticut General Assembly

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The regular legislative session began on February 8 and ended on May 9. Below you'll find the Commission's public hearing testimony and other information on children's issues before the state legislature. To contact your legislator, go to the General Assembly's home page. (Photos:Robert Caroti.)


Legislation from the 2012 General Assembly session that impacts Connecticut's children

The 2012 legislative session turned out to be a momentous one for Connecticut children, with major bills concerning education, child health and safety, families, and youth-employment winning passage. This report gives a plain-language summary of each bill. PDF, 18 pages Updated 7/23

State Capitol'How Children Fared in the 2012 Legislative Session'

Legislators and advocates will join us on May 15 for an overview of the successes realized for children during the 2012 General Assembly session. Among the areas we discussed: early childhood, youth employment, education, poverty, human services, nutrition and obesity, judicial matters, and housing. Watch CT-N video, download documents, and more

March 6, 2012

Commission Director of Development and Special Initiatives Mary Kate Lowndes testified before the legislature's Select Committee on Children in favor of:

Commission Communications Director Kevin Flood testified before the legislature's Higher Education and Employment Advancement Committee in favor of:

March 5, 2012

Commission Executive Director Elaine Zimmerman testified before the legislature's Education Committee in support of:

November 15, 2011

The Commission on Children invited key lawmakers, agency commissioners, and other policy leaders to a forum in Hartford to discuss their vision and priorities for the coming legislative session. Read more

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