Notable quotes of the week

Originally published in timesunion on February 02, 2019.

"I am a child sexual abuse survivor, and this bill is incredibly important to me....The shame that abuse creates turns often times into silence....For me, that silence lasted 25 years."

— Sen. Alessandra Biaggi, after the state Legislature, buoyed by the recent Democratic takeover of the Senate chamber, voted overwhelmingly to pass the Child Victims Act.