“It’s a short session, and the shortest of short sessions because of the way the calendar works for us, but nonetheless, it’s just going to make us work even harder than we normally do to get things done for people in the State of Connecticut,” State Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff told CEA President Kate Dias and Vice President Joslyn DeLancey in the latest episode of CEA’s Two T’s in a Pod.
During a discussion about education funding, open choice programs, and the latest on the 2022 legislative session, Duff said the Senate Democratic caucus has put forth several bills that align with CEA priorities, including bills that address student mental health and indoor air quality in schools.
“We have a number of bills that are really important—they impact teachers and education in a very positive way. We have Senate Bill 1 and Senate Bill 2 that talk about mental health and the wellbeing of our students and our teachers and the educational environment in general,” he said.
“I’ve supported building new schools in Norwalk because we’ve had 40 years of schools that look the same as when I went to school here,” he said. “That’s not right. They’re not updated, they’re old and tired, and they need to be updated. They’re not proper school environments for kids.”
Listen to the entire conversation below or wherever you get your podcasts.