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Rep. Wood Congratulates Stamford Hospital Physician on EMS Award

Posted on May 20, 2019 by admin


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Joined by Darien First Selectman Jayme Stevenson and Executive Director of Darien Post 53 & Deputy Chief of Stamford EMS Joe Larcheveque

HARTFORD – In honor of National EMS Week, Officials from the CT EMS Councils, EMSPro, CT Department of Public Health, and legislators from across the state gathered at the State Capitol today to award emergency responders who have gone “beyond the call.” State Representative Terrie Wood (R-Darien), as well as Executive Director of Darien Post 53 & Deputy Chief of Stamford EMS Joe Larcheveque and Darien First Selectman Jayme Stevenson, were in attendance to congratulate Dr. Dorothy Turnbull of Stamford Hospital for her lifetime of service to EMS.

Dr. Turnbull received the Dr. AE Hertzler Knox Award. The intent of this award is to recognize and commend an individual whose work has made an extraordinary, significant and lasting impact on the EMS system in Connecticut. A graduate of the Medical College of Pennsylvania with 43 years of experience, Dr. Turnbull is certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine and the American Board of Internal Medicine. She has also served as the Medical Director of Post 53 for more than 30 years.

“I thank Dr. Turnbull for her life-long dedication to medicine, and for all she has done for the patients of Southwestern Connecticut,” said Rep. Wood. “The emergency room can be a daunting place, so I am very proud of the high-quality care being offered to my constituents, knowing they can rest assured that they will be in excellent hands.”

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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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