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…

Read More

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…

Read More

State Control of Local Zoning

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…

Read More

It Takes Courage

This op-ed originally appeared in The Darien Times on August 11th, 2020. Campaign season is often a time for unfortunate behavior to surface… It’s disappointing that conversations on key issues become twisted beyond the truth. Fabrications are made to fit the narrative of the opposition to suit their goals. In a less than two-minute conversation with…

Read More