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Gun violence prevention advocates in Connecticut say President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better agenda could help fund their work.

Connecticut’s economy is below the national average. In New York, Governor Hochul wants to expand veterans benefits to some National Guard, deforestation in our region is contributing to millions of CO2 emissions, and New Haven’s violence epidemic.

Research shows extreme storms will have more of an impact on coastal erosion than sea-level rise. Suffolk County saw a rise in shootings this year compared to last, Connecticut Republicans dismiss a whistleblower complaint, and resettlement agencies in Connecticut are taking in waves of Afghan refugees.

New Haven Mayor Justin Elicker
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New Haven Mayor Justin Elicker announced a new Department of Community Resilience on Monday. If approved by the Board of Alders, the city department would bring together efforts of a host of agencies from police to social service to lessen violence in New Haven.

Ray Tierney, candidate for Suffolk County District Attorney, addresses the rise in violent crime in Suffolk County during a press conference in front of Suffolk County District Court in Patchogue on July 29, 2021.
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New York state Senator Alexis Wiek, a Republican from Patchogue, has a husband and son in law enforcement. She accused Democrats of handcuffing police and letting criminals walk without bail.