In addition to his recent appointment as Senate chairman of the Higher Education and Employment Advancement Committee, and as Senate vice chairman of the Government Administration and Elections Committee, state Sen. Will Haskell (D-26) has been named to the Transportation, Judiciary, Environment and Human Services committees.

Each of these committees contains multi-tiered, public policy opportunities to build a better future for Connecticut, Haskell said.

“The defining issue of my generation is protecting the environment,” Haskell said in a press release. “We have to move away from the rhetoric of protecting our environment for our great-grandchildren and instead recognize that the climate crisis requires lawmakers to act urgently. … I believe Connecticut’s Environment Committee can set a national example in standing up for clean air and clean water.”

The Judiciary Committee will play a role in criminal justice reform and transportation is a major issue for the 26th District.

“Finally, I’m honored to serve on the Human Services Committee, which helps define the scope of Connecticut’s safety net, including services for the elderly and people with disabilities,” Haskell said. “I’ll help make sure that those who are most in need are not left behind.”

To stay up to date with all of Sen. Haskell’s legislative work, visit: http://www.senatedems.ct.gov/index.php/haskell