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Public Invited: Final Military Honors for Eight Veterans’ Unclaimed Cremated Remains

Posted on September 23, 2021


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PUBLIC INVITED ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1, AS CT DEPT. OF VETERANS AFFAIRS AND CT FUNERAL DIRECTORS ASSN. CONDUCT FINAL MILITARY HONORS FOR EIGHT VETERANS’ UNCLAIMED CREMATED REMAINS AT THE STATE VETERANS CEMETERY IN MIDDLETOWN

The Connecticut State Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) and the Connecticut Funeral Directors Association, Inc. (CFDA) announced they will hold a military funeral ceremony for eight U.S. veterans’ unclaimed cremated remains, including veterans of World War I, World War II, the

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CBIA Awards Rep. Wood With 100% Score

Posted on September 22, 2021


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I am honored to be recognized by the state’s leading business group for my continued support of Connecticut businesses and workers.

The Connecticut Business and Industry Association (CBIA), which represents thousands of large and small employers across the state, awarded the 100% score on its annual State House Voting Record Scorecard.

Lawmakers were judged based on their support for policies that create jobs and bring businesses to Connecticut, as well as their opposition to job-killing taxes and

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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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Rep. Terrie Wood to Co-Host Flag Drive in Darien with First Selectwoman Jayme Stevenson – May, 29

Posted on May 21, 2021


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DARIEN – State Representative Terrie Wood (R-141) will host flag drive for residents who wish to retire their worn American flags with honor and dignity.

The event will be held at Darien Town Hall on May 29 with First Selectwoman Jayme Stevenson. Details are below:

Darien Flag Drive, Darien Town Hall, 2 Renshaw Drive, Saturday, May 29 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

“I am proud to co-host this event with my friend First Selectwoman Stevenson,” said Rep. Wood. “Our flags represent the freedoms and liberties

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Rep. Terrie Wood to Co-Host Flag Drive in Rowayton with Commissioner Tammy Langalis – June, 12

Posted on May 21, 2021


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NORWALK – State Representative Terrie Wood (R-141) will host a two flag drive for residents who wish to retire their worn American flags with honor and dignity.

The event will be held at the Rowayton Community Center on June 12 with Sixth Taxing District Commissioner Tammy Langalis. Details are below:

Rowayton Flag Drive, Rowayton Community Center, 33 Highland Avenue, Norwalk, Saturday, June 12, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

“I am proud to co-host this event with my friend Commissioner Langalis,”

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Rep. Wood on Deceptive Advertising Practices

Posted on May 20, 2021


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The House debated SB 835 which would expose certain pregnancy counseling centers to legal liability simply because they offer limited services. The debate lasted a total of eight and half hours.
I am pro-choice, and I am proud to support a woman’s right to choose whether or not to end a pregnancy or carry to term. That is why I could not support a bill that has the potential to limit those options.
I see this legislation as undermining choices for women. Moreover, I felt that this legislation

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