In the news tonight: Committee approves legislation that would inform Connecticut parents about concussion injuries; Federal court monitor says Connecticut's foster children’s needs still unmet; Expansion of gas tank facility in Riverhead put on hold - but opponents still worried; and a novel proposal for helping expand affordable housing on eastern Long Island.
On Wednesday, a bill to promote concussion awareness was approved by the Connecticut Legislature's Appropriations Committee.
The bill requires municipalities and private youth sports organizations to provide information on concussions to parents of all children between ages seven and 19.
State Representatives Diana Urban, D-North Stonington, and Mitchell Bolinsky, R-Newtown, cosponsored the bill that now awaits a vote in the House.
The bill expands on 2014 legislation that required the State Board of Education to dev…