In the news tonight: Senator Murphy speaks on the Mental Health Reform act relating to gun violence; The Affordable Care Act sparks a big reduction in uninsured children in NY State; officials have big plans for downtown Milford; the fifth human West Nile case is reported in Suffolk County; and, a West Haven landmark eatery is closing after 65 years.
Connecticut’s Senator Chris Murphy spoke with reporters this week about the Mental Health Reform Act he co-authored with Louisiana Senator Bill Cassidy.
As reported by the Connecticut Post, Senator Murphy is the first to admit that the Newtown massacre — and the spate of mass-shootings since then — are propelling his bipartisan bill to overhaul the nation’s mental health system.
Murphy also advocates for gun-violence prevention measures such as expanded background checks. But he stops well short of many advocates who say a focus on mental health is a…