The Connecticut House of Representatives voted to repeal the death penalty yesterday, by a vote of 86 to 62. Here is how our city's delegation voted:
Christy Carpino (D, 32nd District): NO
Joe Serra (D, 33rd District): NO
Gail Hamm (D, 34th District): YES
Matt Lesser (D, 100th District): YES
Lesser was one of the sponsors of the bill. Serra was one of 21 Democratic legislators (out of 99) who voted against repeal.
The State Senate last week passed the repeal of the death penalty, and Governor Malloy has promised to sign the bill. Connecticut is thus poised to become the 17th state to abolish the death penalty.
Full story is in the Connecticut Mirror.