HARTFORD, Conn. (CBSNewYork) – Gov. Dannel Malloy has signed a bill into law Tuesday to set up a fund that provides private assistance to first responders who were traumatized after the Sandy Hook massacre.
House Minority Speaker Larry Cafero was among lawmakers who came up with the idea of compensating police, firefighters, teachers and others on the scene following the shootings.
Cafero said the money for the Sandy Hook Workers Assistance Fund is raised privately through citizens and corporations.
“It’s not the be all and end all, but it’ll help those first responders through a very difficult time,” he told WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau.