Terrie Wood

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Not Typical Times

June 23, 2020

We live in extraordinary times. In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, our lives came to a standstill with shelter-in-place orders on March 14th. Following this public health and economic crisis came the national debate on racial disparities and police accountability. Every one of us has been directly impacted. It’s a time to feel sobered and…

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2020 Campaign Announcement

May 20, 2020

I’m pleased to announce that I will be running again for state representative in the 141st district, Darien, Norwalk and Rowayton. I am truly honored to have served you these past years and look again to bring my legislative experience in Hartford to bear on solving the challenges we now all face right here. We…

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Wood: Soap, Hope and the Road to Recovery

May 1, 2020

  We are six weeks into our “stay home and stay safe” routines. Many of us have adapted with a compassionate understanding of the many complexities of our coronavirus situation. State legislators, along with the governor, continue to monitor this situation daily. We continually contact many affected organizations…hospitals, nursing homes, Departments of Labor, Banking and…

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2020: A Time for Opportunity

January 17, 2020

We’re on to another new year with many opportunities to create a new path of growth and prosperity for our dear state of Connecticut. The legislative short session begins on Wednesday, February 5th and finishes on Wednesday, May 6th. As we head to Hartford, here are some things that are at the forefront of my…

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Grass Roots Innovation

October 16, 2019

Though Connecticut continues to struggle with the big fiscal challenges of our underfunded pension liability and continued subservience of the majority party to the state employee union leaders —which is of course at the expense of common sense and respect for the hardworking citizens of our state —there are bright spots ahead. With some recent…

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Hartford Current: State Rep. Terrie Wood on some bipartisan-passed state laws from this legislative session

June 27, 2019

In my column two weeks ago, I recapped our state budget for Fiscal Year ’20 and ’21. While our challenging fiscal situation remains foremost in my mind, there were many good pieces of legislation that passed with strong bipartisan support and deserve recognition for the benefits they will provide to many people in our communities…

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Hartford Current: State Rep. Terrie Wood updates residents after the end of this legislative session

June 11, 2019

With the legislative session recently concluded (June 5), I thought this would be a great time to update you on the budget and important bills that passed in the General Assembly, and how they might affect you. The good news The good news is that a balanced budget passed before the end of session this…

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Op/ed: Optimism while creating common ‘cents’

February 13, 2019

We are four weeks into the legislative session and as is typical for this time of year, we have been busy reading over numerous bill proposals — many that make sense, and many that are head scratchers. Many proposals from the Democratic legislators feature large tax or fee increases for Connecticut residents hidden under the…

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Red, Right, Returning and Basic Math

November 1, 2018

  The nautical mnemonic, “Red, Right, Returning”, came to mind recently, as I thought about our upcoming election and Connecticut’s turbulent challenges. In seeking a safe passage home from the sea, an essential principle is…have the red flashing buoy on your starboard or right side. At sea or in our daily lives, principles matter. They…

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Follow Up from the Fiscal Stability and Economic Growth Commission Presentation

October 17, 2018

  Thank you to all who attended the Fiscal Stability and Economic Growth Commission presentation on Monday night at Darien Library. Co-chairman James Smith, clearly articulated our state fiscal situation and outlined the solutions proposed by the bi-partisan Commission earlier this year. It was a great crowd with excellent questions. As mentioned, here are two…

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