Patricia Billie Miller is the first woman and first person of color elected to the Connecticut Senate from Stamford.
Rep. Patricia Billie Miller, D-Stamford, won a special election to the state Senate.
The Connecticut House voted for a bill intended to protect Black women from discrimination over their hair.
The General Assembly begins its session Wednesday outside a Capitol closed due to COVID-19. Protests are in the forecast.
Rep. Sean Scanlon will be co-chair of the legislature’s finance committee, the first personnel move by a new speaker.
Legislators are grappling with whether to fund new charter schools in Bridgeport and Stamford, put a moratorium on new charters while existing schools are assessed, or demand more transparency and oversight in the wake of financial and management failures at a charter school in Hartford.