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February 4, 2019
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WHAT TO WATCH THIS LEGISLATIVE SESSION?

Numerous proposals—both supportive and potentially harmful to public education—are already being discussed at the State Capitol. From securing teacher pensions to ensuring safe classrooms to regionalizing or consolidating school districts, CEA is working diligently to ensure your rights are protected. Read more at blogcea.org.


SPECIAL ELECTION

Five General Assembly seats are up for grabs in the February 26 special election. Find out if there is an election in your town, and check out CEA's Legislator Report Card to find out where the candidates stand on the issues important to you.

Find out if there is an election in your town.


SHINY APPLE

A shiny apple to Senate President Martin Looney, House Speaker Joe Aresimowicz, House Majority Leader Matt Ritter, and Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff, and for leading the charge for $15 minimum wage and paid family leave bills to help Connecticut's working families.


AWARDS SHOWCASE TEACHERS AND LOCAL ASSOCIATIONS

Enter the CEA Public Relations Awards and let your local and your members shine.

CEA JOINS CALL FOR LIVING WAGE AND PAID FAMILY LEAVE

CEA's Board of Directors passed resolutions joining other labor unions in advocating improved conditions for working families. Read the story on blogcea.org.



WHY DON'T WE HAVE A NEW EDUCATION COMMISSIONER?

Governor Lamont has someone in mind, but a new education commissioner has yet to be named. Read why.


ROTTEN APPLE

A rotten apple to Rep. Craig Fishbein and other legislators pushing legislation (HB5637 & HB5640) that would hurt Connecticut's middle-class families and unions.


HAYES GETS HER #1 CHOICE OF COMMITTEES

Waterbury teacher and 2016 National Teacher of the Year Jahana Hayes was appointed to the House Education and Labor Commission. Watch video and hear what she has to say about being on this important committee.

DEALS & DISCOUNTS

Home heating fuel taking a bite out of your budget? Check out Tankfarm's propane discounts for CEA members.


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