Included in the $24 billion budget passed this week by the Connecticut General Assembly is an unprecedented level of spending of nearly $6 million to fund community gun violence prevention, intervention and aftercare programs. This investment to address the public health crisis of gun violence in Connecticut reflects the hard work of legislative leaders and the Lamont administration, and the support of numerous lawmakers.
Grassroots advocates led by CT Against Gun Violence were also integral to the success, reaching out to legislators and Gov. Lamont by the hundreds, testifying at public hearings and participating in lobby days at the Capitol during the past month.
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