Their support follows the release of data showing a recent 25% spike in the number of students claiming the exemption.
Lawmakers call for release of vaccine data as students begin school year
House Majority Leader says state would be “negligent” if it withheld data that showed an increase in vaccine exemptions.
In quest to repeal vaccine exemption, legislators seek powerful ally
But so far, the state’s new health commissioner, Renee Coleman-Mitchell, is taking pains to remain outside the political fray.
Legislative leaders press health commissioner on religious vaccine exemption
Legislative leaders ramped up pressure Thursday on the state’s new commissioner of public health, asking her to take a formal position on the hot-button issue of vaccine exemptions.
Couple sues to block release of new, statewide vaccination data
The health department would not say Monday whether it still plans to make public the latest school-by-school information. The data was expected to be released this month.
Lawmakers poised to announce plan for repealing religious exemption on vaccines
At issue is whether children already enrolled in school would be “grandfathered in,” meaning the repeal might only affect those looking to attend public school in the future.
Lawmakers set hearing on wiping out religious exemption to vaccines
The hearing on Monday is a possible first step in introducing 11th hour legislation to repeal the religious exemption provision.
Legislators say lawsuit won’t stall effort to regulate faith-based pregnancy centers
Legislative leaders said the lawsuit has fueled concerns about whether municipalities like Hartford have the ability to defend themselves against a constitutional claim.
Doug Glanville’s continuing conversation on race
ESPN analyst Doug Glanville used his own relatively innocuous dealing with a suburban cop last year to memorably explore how police interactions with minorities can go horribly wrong. In the intervening months, the issue has exploded after a series of deaths at the hands of police.
House votes to tighten religious exemptions on vaccinations
Inspired by the California measles outbreak, the Connecticut House voted 86 to 56 Thursday to require parents to annually declare if they are refusing to vaccinate their children on religious grounds.