I’m Running!

After seven terms serving as state representative for Norwalk and Darien, I’m deeply enthused to be shifting my energy and focus to a state-wide race for Secretary of the State. Serving as a state representative for Norwalk and Darien over the last thirteen years has been an extraordinary experience. To have been able to participate in…

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Where We Are and Looking Forward

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

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

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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Grass Roots Solutions for Zoning

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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