Housing, child care rank among CT residents’ top priorities for legislators. We’re ‘struggling.’

Alison Cross | Hartford Courant

Black and Latino residents are concerned about health care, tipped wages, traffic enforcement, cash advance apps, community college funding and psilocybin decriminalization, among other things, and they want their legislators to take action.

That was the message at a recent virtual public policy forum, hosted by the Connecticut General Assembly Black and Puerto Rican Caucus, that drew more than 600 viewers for a constituent-led discussion on the issues affecting Black and Latino residents ahead of the 2024 legislative session.

The forum heard more than five hours of testimony from a list of 108 speakers.

The bulk of the discussion focused on the Connecticut’s housing crisis, early childhood education and the fight over a proposed charter school in Danbury.


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