Rep. O’Dea Votes Against Sixth Extension of Governor’s Emergency Powers

Posted on July 15, 2021


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HARTFORD – State Representative and Deputy House Republican Leader Tom O’Dea (R-New Canaan, Wilton) vocally opposed the governor’s most recent request to extend his emergency powers – his sixth request since the onset of the pandemic last March. Rep. O’Dea joined all Republicans and nine Democrats in voting no. The resolution, HR 202, passed in the House 73-56. The Senate passed an identical resolution, SR 52, which passed by a vote of 19-15.

“While I am appreciative of the governor’s leadership

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Join Rep. O’Dea for Coffee & Doughnuts: Saturday, July 10 from 9-10 AM

Posted on July 7, 2021


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The 2021 is now behind us and I would like to get your feedback on some of the major bills that passed this year and hopefully answer some of your questions. Please join me for coffee and doughnuts this Saturday, July 10 in the New Canaan Town Hall Meeting Room from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Between the state budget, marijuana legalization, zoning legislation, and many other bills that will affect our towns, there will be much to discuss.

Of course, if you are unable to attend, you may always contact

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

Posted on June 22, 2021


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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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