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Update from the Capitol

Posted on February 15, 2019 by admin


This week, and the weeks ahead, are fully scheduled with public hearings on issues of relevance to our state. I encourage you to follow the Bulletin posted on the General Assembly website,, if you are interested in testifying at any of them.


Governor Lamont will present his budget to legislators and the public on Wednesday, February 20th. You may stream this live on CT-N or watch it on TV, Channel 59, around noon.


I would also like to share with you an editorial I wrote for the Darien Times titled “Holding on to Optimism While Creating Common ‘Cents’ in Connecticut.” It details the major issues currently facing the Legislature, such as regionalization and new taxes. Click here to read the full article.

Norwalk Lawmakers to Host Informational Hearing on Tolls

Posted on February 15, 2019 by admin


NORWALKState Reps. Terrie Wood (R- Darien, Norwalk) and Gail Lavielle (R-Wilton, Norwalk, Westport) are inviting members of the public to attend an informational forum on tolls at the Norwalk Inn & Conference Center, 99 East Avenue, Norwalk on Tuesday, February 26th from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

The legislators will be joined by Transportation House Ranking Member Laura Devlin (R-Fairfield, Trumbull) along with Transportation Senate Ranking Member Henri Martin (R- Bristol, Harwinton, Plainville, Plymouth and Thomaston). Other area lawmakers will be invited to attend the forum.

Rep. Wood, member of the Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee, and Rep. Lavielle, who is House Ranking Member of the Appropriations Committee and a member of the Transportation Committee, have been informed by legislative leadership that public hearings on toll-related bills will soon be held at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford.

The Feb. 26 event will allow for residents to share their concerns, get their questions answered about tolls, and discuss potential alternatives to tolls.

Rep. Wood to Host “Community Conversations”

Posted on February 8, 2019 by admin


HARTFORD — State Representative Terrie Wood (R-141) invites her constituents to join her in Rowayton and Darien to discuss priorities for the 2019 Legislative Session, the status of the state budget, and important issues currently being debated at the Capitol.

When: Wednesday, February 27, 2019
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Rowayton Community Center
33 Highland Avenue, Rowayton, CT

When: Thursday, March 14, 2019
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Darien Library Community Room
1441 Post Road, Darien, CT


These events are free and open to the public. If you are unable to attend but would still like to connect with Rep. Wood, please do not hesitate to contact her at or (800) 842-1423. In the event that either of the meetings must be postponed, a notice will be posted on Rep. Wood’s website at