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Rep. Wood Heralds Passage of Bill to Increase Employment Opportunity for Persons with Disabilities

Posted on May 17, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORD – On Wednesday the House of Representatives unanimously approved legislation to study and develop recommendations to increase employment opportunities for persons with disabilities. State Representative Terrie Wood (R-Darien), who co-sponsored and voted in favor of the bill, hopes to see it pass through the Senate as well.

“House Bill 7093 serves as a critical step towards successfully supporting our individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities in becoming more independent and

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Update from the Capitol: Minimum Wage

Posted on May 10, 2019 by admin


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We have slightly less than four weeks left of the legislative session. I wanted to update you on the legislation that passed yesterday that many feel will further impede our efforts at fiscal recovery for our state. Here is a summary and my thoughts on it. As always, please let me know your thoughts on this and any other pending legislation.

 

I voted against H.B. 5004An Act Increasing the Fair Minimum Wage from $10.10 per hour to $15 per hour (a 48.5 percent increase) over a four year period beginning October 1, 2019 ($11/hour). The rate would then increase $1 per year until June 1, 2023, when it becomes $15. From then onward, the minimum wage would rise automatically with the employment cost index. Only individuals under 18 years of age will be eligible to receive 85 percent of the minimum wage for the first 90 days of employment.

 

This bill was called on the House floor at 10:00 p.m. on May 8th and was debated for just over 14 hours before going to a vote shortly after 12:00 p.m. the following day. The bill passed 85 to 59 without a single Republican vote. Two Democrats voted in opposition as well.

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Rep. Wood Applauds Darien High School for GreatSchools Award

Posted on May 8, 2019 by admin


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DARIENState Representative Terrie Wood (R-Darien) is proud to announce that Darien High School is one of just 41 schools in the Connecticut to receive a “2019 College Success Award.”

This award, which will be presented by GreatSchools, recognizes Darien High School’s successful track record of graduating students who later enroll in two for four-year colleges, are ready for college-level coursework, and/or persist onto their second year of college.

“As a member of the Legislature’s Higher Education

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Long Island Sound Blue Plan Public Meeting

Posted on April 22, 2019 by admin


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The Long Island Sound Blue Plan is designed to protect marine life, water quality and recreation in the Sound. I encourage you to learn more about this important plan, ask questions, or share any comments you may have, at the upcoming Blue Plan Public Meeting.

 

When: Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

Where: Darien Library, 1441 Post Road, Darien, CT

 

The meeting will be held by the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP), the Town of Darien and the Darien Advisory

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Community Conversation & Public Hearings

Posted on March 14, 2019 by admin


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A reminder about a Community Conversation tonight in the Darien Library Community Room and two public hearings tomorrow at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford.

Community Conversation

Tonight, Thursday, March 14

7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Darien Library Community Room, 1441 Post Road

As always, I encourage you to attend, if possible, and to ask me questions relating to the  current session or any legislative issue you would like to discuss or learn more about.

Public Hearings

Finance, Revenue &

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