Terrie Wood


Where We Are and Looking Forward

December 17, 2021

With a few weeks left in the year, this is a good time to provide an update on two key issues — our state budget and the redistricting plan taking effect next fall for the 2022 elections. It is important information to know and understand some basics. I’ll also offer closing thoughts as we look…

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A Tale of Two Budgets

July 6, 2021

Connecticut’s 2022-23 state budget tells a story. Like any story, the author – in this case the majority party – decides what you should see and think. In this case, the story told was of a “no tax increase budget.” Let’s dive in and take a look. There are many good things in this two-year…

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Wood offers update on legislative zoning proposals

June 8, 2021

Legislative proposals on state control of local zoning recently passed the state House and Senate. Lots of time, energy and much reflection went into the many conversations on housing choice and the issue of affordability over many months. Collectively – across the state – we did lots of homework, thoughtfully asking questions. Some of the…

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The wins, and where is this going?

May 18, 2021

My work in Hartford continues to be focused on bringing fiscal stability and financial viability to all in our state. I’ll start with the good news. The governor and legislative leaders of both parties worked together on a solution to the longstanding insolvency of the Connecticut Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund. While not a sexy topic,…

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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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