Grass Roots Innovation

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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Dyslexia Education Bill Passes the House

On Wednesday April 19th, I am pleased to share that the dyslexia legislation that I co-introduced with Sen. Cathy Osten passed the House unanimously. Now it heads to the Senate then the governor. Many thanks go to Allison Quirion, founder of Decoding Dyslexia – CT and a great advocate for those with dyslexia. This bill…

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Hartford’s hidden taxes

New Connecticut regional tax structure is devoid of common sense

On Feb. 8, Governor Malloy put forth his vision for our state budget for 2018 and 2019. Deficit projections currently forecast at $1.5 billion and $1.6 billion, respectively, make balancing a budget a challenge. Our governor’s fiscal solution to bring spending in line with revenues — push tax increases down to the municipal level and…

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It’s Time to Be Smart About Education in Connecticut

Terrie Wood is Smart About Education in Connecticut

A good education is fundamental to virtually everything we do in our lives. So, it is critical we provide this for all students in Connecticut. As such, it continues to be one of the most important issues for me as your state representative. All children, regardless of school district or ability, deserve a first-rate education…

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Much done, more to do; highlights from Hartford

Here’s my most recent “Hartford Current” piece in The Darien Times: With the regular legislative session behind us, this a good time to provide a summary of some of the highlights (from Hartford). There was a good bit of legislation accomplished  that had strong bipartisan support that will benefit many in our state. In all,…

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