Rep. O’Dea: New Canaan Needs “Thoughtful and Proper” Affordable Housing Methods

Posted on February 22, 2022

New Canaan needs more affordable housing. As legislators, we should pursue more thoughtful and proper methods to do so than 8-30g.
This bill punishes municipalities like New Canaan, a town which has prioritized the access to affordable housing, but cannot keep up with the demands from Hartford outlined in 8-30g. With the help of other state and local lawmakers, we will continue to fight for local control of zoning.
Last week, I joined State Senator Ryan Fazio and local New Canaan legislators

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Legislative Session Opening Day 2022

Posted on February 9, 2022

Today is Opening Day of the 2022 Legislative Session. I am proud to represent the good people of New Canaan and Wilton and serve as your voice in the State Capitol. It was great to be back in Hartford today, and my colleagues and I are looking forward to returning tomorrow to vote on the governor’s Executive Orders.

House Republicans Unveil Plan to Address Public Safety

Posted on February 3, 2022


Public safety and crime prevention is going to be a top concern of the legislature in the upcoming legislative session. Crime spikes across the state in recent years have left many Connecticut residents looking for solutions from lawmakers that prioritize the safety of their community.

House Republicans held a news conference on Wednesday morning to outline their legislative proposals addressing Connecticut’s crime crisis. Lawmakers were also joined by victims and advocates to explain how the crisis

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