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2020: A Time for Opportunity

January 17, 2020

We’re on to another new year with many opportunities to create a new path of growth and prosperity for our dear state of Connecticut. The legislative short session begins on Wednesday, February 5th and finishes on Wednesday, May 6th. As we head to Hartford, here are some things that are at the forefront of my…

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Grass Roots Innovation

October 16, 2019

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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Hartford Current: State Rep. Terrie Wood on some bipartisan-passed state laws from this legislative session

June 27, 2019

In my column two weeks ago, I recapped our state budget for Fiscal Year ’20 and ’21. While our challenging fiscal situation remains foremost in my mind, there were many good pieces of legislation that passed with strong bipartisan support and deserve recognition for the benefits they will provide to many people in our communities…

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Hartford Current: State Rep. Terrie Wood updates residents after the end of this legislative session

June 11, 2019

With the legislative session recently concluded (June 5), I thought this would be a great time to update you on the budget and important bills that passed in the General Assembly, and how they might affect you. The good news The good news is that a balanced budget passed before the end of session this…

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Op/ed: Optimism while creating common ‘cents’

February 13, 2019

We are four weeks into the legislative session and as is typical for this time of year, we have been busy reading over numerous bill proposals — many that make sense, and many that are head scratchers. Many proposals from the Democratic legislators feature large tax or fee increases for Connecticut residents hidden under the…

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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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