Terrie Wood

LET'S WORK TOGETHER, NOW MORE THAN EVER

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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Solutions for Historic Change in Connecticut

October 12, 2018

  I recently saw a YouTube video, “Connecticut Anthem”, written and sung by Nekita Waller. She recounts memories of growing up in Hartford and the pride she feels at being Connecticut born and raised. “We cannot give up believing in Connecticut…it’s a state that I believe in.” Like Nekita, I love and believe in Connecticut.…

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Learn About the Connecticut Commission on Fiscal Stability and Economic Growth for Connecticut

September 25, 2018

  The Connecticut Commission on Fiscal Stability and Economic Growth was a provision in the Connecticut state budget that passed in October 2017. The commission (non-partisan) is made up of successful business owners and other stakeholders tasked with devising a plan to set our state on a path to fiscal stability/prosperity. This commission was co-chaired…

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Off and running!

May 31, 2018

Off and running!  It is an honor to be unanimously endorsed to run for another term as state representative for the 141 district – Norwalk and Darien. Thank you to Jayme Stevenson for nominating me and Maggie Trujillo for seconding. I am grateful for trust of all the delegates to continue to serve as their…

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Prioritize Progress: A Plan to Fully Fund the STF

April 26, 2018

As it stands now, a major roadblock to Connecticut’s economic recovery remains the issue of transportation funding and how we prioritize spending. Every state relies on its transportation network to support economic development and maximize quality of life. Transportation has been ignored for far too long here in Connecticut. Funding has been unpredictable and unreliable.  It has long…

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[VIDEO] Update With Less Than Three Weeks in 2018 Legislative Session

April 19, 2018

Here’s an update of our progress this legislative session following the passage of a pay equity bill.

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Connecticut, We Are Better Than This

February 12, 2018

As I lingered over the Wall Street Journal this past Saturday (1.27.18), an editorial entitled Connecticut S.O.S. caught my eye.  This piece called to task Governor Malloy and the legislative Democrats for their mishandling of our state budget and their “eyes-closed” allegiance to state union bosses.  The last line reads, ‘Connecticut voters are just beginning…

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Today’s Bipartisan Vote on the Budget

October 26, 2017

Rep. Terrie Wood’s update from the State Capitol on the vote for a bipartisan budget in the House of Representatives today.

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Connecticut Legislators Have Two Choices

October 4, 2017

In today’s hastily called special session of the House where the Speaker hopes to prevent an override of Governor Malloy’s veto of our bipartisan budget, there are two choices- support our budget, or support the governor’s unnecessary cuts to education, programs for the developmentally disabled, Care 4 Kids and a host of other important priorities.

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