Transportation Update: Governor Announces Plan to Invest in CT Rail System

Posted on June 22, 2021 by admin


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Governor Lamont has announced a comprehensive plan to invest in Connecticut’s aging rail system. This program, called “Time for CT”, aims to provide more direct service, including reduced travel time and increased train frequency, over the next several years. The plan also includes investment in infrastructure, safety enhancements, and a new rail fleet.

The governor is hopeful that this plan will lead to statewide economic growth and environmental sustainability.

CT’s rail system is one of the busiest

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Rep. O’Dea Cosponsors, Applauds Passage of Republican Bill Aiding Victims of Domestic Violence

Posted on June 3, 2021 by admin


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HARTFORD – Deputy House Republican Leader Tom O’Dea (R-New Canaan, Wilton) cosponsored and applauded the unanimous passage of HB 6520¸ An Act Concerning the Provision of Temporary State Services to Victims of Domestic Violence.

Too often, victims do not come forward because they fear the financial repercussions from the loss of income upon leaving their spouse/partner. This bill makes that decision a little easier by providing that much-needed financial security and empowering victims of domestic

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Rep. O’Dea Votes No on Bill Expanding State Mandates on Local Zoning Process

Posted on May 21, 2021 by admin


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Bills Passes CT House on Near-Party Line Vote

HARTFORD – State Representative Tom O’Dea (R-New Canaan, Wilton), Deputy House Republican Leader, voted with all Republican members and eight Democrats in opposing HB 6107, An Act Concerning the Reorganization of the Zoning Enabling Act and the Promotion of Municipal Compliance. The bill would establish state mandates for the construction of affordable housing and limit the authority of local planning and zoning (P&Z) boards in land use matters. The proposal,

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