Terrie Wood

BECAUSE WORKING TOGETHER WORKS

Grass Roots Solutions for Zoning

April 16, 2021

The long-awaited state zoning bill, SB 1024, was announced on March 10 for a public hearing on March 15th. The virtual public hearing ran a full 24 hours before being halted with hundreds still waiting to testify. In my time in Hartford, this has been one of the most controversial and hotly debated subjects ever…

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Seeking Viable Solutions Not Bigger Problems

March 10, 2021

A question I always ask myself on pending legislation is “what problem does this solve?” The answer should be concise, clear and offer a viable solution. To me, our biggest responsibility as lawmakers are finding real and pragmatic solutions. With that in mind, two key proposals are getting a good deal of attention these days:…

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Solving Problems in Hartford with Good Policy

February 18, 2021

Where will the intersection of solving our state’s problems and far left policy proposals meet? This appears to be the theme of this year’s legislative session. Hang on to your hats — it is sure to be a fast and interesting ride. All in, around 5,000 concepts will be proposed and by the beginning of…

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What Being Republican Means To Me

October 28, 2020

I recently received this very thoughtful question from a constituent: “How do I reconcile the actions of the Republican Party, nationally (which I deem to be divisive and counter to the progress of women and minorities), with the intentions and actions of the local party (which I deem to be more in alignment with unity…

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Here’s What I Want For You and Connecticut

October 21, 2020

It’s common sense really… In running for State Representative again, I am seeking change in Hartford: Rational, thoughtful, evidence-based policy-making Accountability and transparency from every level of government Voluntary collaboration of the public and private sector We all deserve this in our beautiful state. Let’s work together to find common sense solutions! The stakes are…

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State Control of Local Zoning

October 15, 2020

In recent polling, Connecticut scores high on quality of life and low on affordability. As our state economy continues to struggle, the latest “fix” coming out of Hartford is state control of local zoning. This is purportedly to address issues of housing affordability and opportunity. Yes, Hartford would be in charge of making decisions on zoning in…

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Recent Endorsements

October 14, 2020

I am honored to be endorsed by the following organizations for this year’s election: Independent Party of Connecticut I’m grateful to be endorsed by the Independent Party of Connecticut. They recognize my dedication of putting people and good policy over politics…good idea is a good idea regardless of party. I’ve always served — and will…

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We Share The Same Values

October 9, 2020

I am not alone… There are several people on this years’ election ballot who believe in the same things that I do: Smaller, bottom up government Local control Accountability Quality education for all Affordability I’d like to introduce you to a couple of women running for local state senate seats who will bring these ideals…

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Balance, Accountability and Working Together: Why Isn’t This Happening in Hartford?

September 22, 2020

Where is the common ground and common sense? From the hundreds of conversations I’ve had, 80 – 85% of us fit a “moderate middle” description: center right on state fiscal issues and center left on social issues. So why is it that the very far left in our state carries such weight in setting public…

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Campaign Season is Heating Up

September 10, 2020

As campaign season is heating up, I created this brief video to help voters understand what I stand for, what I’m focused on, and how I work in Hartford. Affordability, local control of education, public safety, and more… Let’s work together to find common sense solutions, because working together works.

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