Conn. lawmakers OK fund for Sandy Hook responders
Corporations and the public are contributing funds to help those affected by the massacre
HARTFORD, Conn. — Corporations from across Connecticut are pledging money to a new fund that will help workers affected by the school massacre in Newtown.
Legislative leaders said both chambers of the General Assembly will vote Wednesday to create the privately funded Sandy Hook Workers Assistance Fund. House Minority Leader Lawrence Cafero Jr. said several hundred thousand dollars has already been pledged. Wrestling giant WWE, AT&T and Northeast Utilities are among the donors.