U.S. Senator Tina Smith, Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan Emphasize U.S. Supreme Court’s Impact on Reproductive Health Care in Minnesota

The new Supreme Court will consider key cases that could take away Minnesotans’ health care coverage and threatens the right to abortion.

St. Paul, MN—  The recent vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court puts Minnesotans’ health care and reproductive rights in jeopardy. Today Senator Tina Smith, Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan, and leaders from Planned Parenthood and the ACLU had a discussion about the risks to Minnesotans if the Affordable Care Act or Roe v. Wade are overturned by the Supreme Court.

“Judge Barrett’s record of opposing the Affordable Care Act and Roe v. Wade demonstrates that she is not qualified to safeguard our constitutional rights and liberties as a member of our nation’s highest court,” said Senator Tina Smith. “Minnesotans are now facing a very real possibility of losing health care and reproductive rights. At a time when our country is grappling with entrenched health disparities and a pandemic, we

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Senator Maroney Working To Better Educate Connecticut’s Workforce

Press release from the Office of Connecticut State Senator James Maroney:

September 28, 2020

State Senator James Maroney (D-Milford) is working to better educate Connecticut’s workforce to meet the state’s manufacturing needs. On Friday, September 25, Senator Maroney and Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz met with Brian Bannon, owner and founder of ThermaXX Jackets; Jamie Scott, Executive Director of Manufacture CT; David Tuttle, Director of the Platt Manufacturing Program; and State Rep. Dorinda Borer to discuss ways to improve the school-to-work pipeline, the manufacturing job opportunities currently available, the ways companies have stepped up to help during the coronavirus pandemic, and workforce development.

“One of the powers of state government is the ability to convene meetings, and bring people together to have important discussions,” said Sen. Maroney. “I thank Brian Bannon and Thermaxx for hosting this valuable meeting. When there is a problem, the only way to move forward is

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