I very much enjoyed the opportunity to welcome back New Haven Mayor Toni Harp to the Capitol when she came to testify before the Finance Committee in March.
Toni (while she was serving as state senator) and I co-chaired the Mental Health part of the Gun Safety Bill written and passed in response to Sandy Hook School massacre. It was a pleasure to work together and we are proud of helping to bring more awareness to mental and behavioral health issues. It’s with equal pride to have championed legislation in a respectful and bipartisan way. This is an approach and bond that many of us carry with us as we do our work to benefit our state.