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FEMA Storm Assistance Information

Posted on September 9, 2021


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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Many of you have contacted my office regarding FEMA assistance to cover the damage caused by Hurricane Ida.

Prior to making a formal request to FEMA for assistance, the state must identify the extent of the damages caused by Ida. The Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security (DEMHS) is currently assessing the extent of the damages to determine if FEMA thresholds are met and a disaster declaration is needed.

The deadline for municipalities to complete the Hurricane

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Reapportionment Committee Meeting Dates Announced

Posted on September 7, 2021


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The Reapportionment Committee announced it will hold four public hearings this month ahead of the work to redraw district lines for congressional, state senate, and state representative districts. Three of the hearings will be in-person events and one will be held virtually.
 
Anyone can participate in each of these hearings—it doesn’t matter where you live. Here’s the schedule:
 
➡️ Hartford Public Hearing
Wed., Sept. 8 @ 7 p.m.
Legislative Office Building, 300 Capitol Ave.
 
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Addressing the Juvenile Car Break-In Crisis

Posted on July 8, 2021


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The car break-in crisis by juveniles continues at a rapid pace in communities across Connecticut. This is an update on how we plan to address this key public safety issue.

Yesterday, legislators held a press conference in Hartford with local police chiefs and municipal leaders. Most of us agree we need to find a better balance between intervention (programs, more parental involvement, etc.) and accountability, which will give the police and the court system the ability to protect the public.

Following

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Rep. Terrie Wood Celebrates Passage of Her Proposed Bill Addressing Dyslexia

Posted on June 4, 2021


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As the mother of a successful young adult who was challenged with dyslexia for many years before being identified, I was very proud to have introduced this legislation. This bill creates specific training standards for dyslexia for special education teachers within higher education. It also set accountability standards for the State Department of Education that teacher training in dyslexia meets the set standards. Ultimately, early identification and appropriate remediation will help students with

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Update on Legislative Zoning Proposals

Posted on June 3, 2021


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Legislative proposals on state control of local zoning recently passed the 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 most extreme measures in these proposals were modified or eliminated this year. The right to develop multi-family housing “as of right” anywhere within a half mile

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