A Time for Opportunity…

Posted on January 17, 2020 by admin


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We’re on to another new year with many opportunities to create a new path of growth and prosperity for our dear state of Connecticut. The legislative short session begins on Wednesday, Feb. 5, and finishes on Wednesday, May 6. As we head to Hartford, here are some things that are at the forefront of my mind:

Tolls – yes, but not yet

The implementation of tolls remains a priority for Gov. Lamont. Since his campaign last year, he has continued to put forward every possible proposal, from promising to toll “trucks only,” to tolling all vehicles, to tolling only some roads and/or bridges, and now back again to tolling “trucks only.” There is no question that maintaining our transportation infrastructure is critically important. People need to be able to commute to work safely and in good time, whether by train, bus or car. We can all agree on that.

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Rep. Wood Invites Constituents to Coffee and Conversation

Posted on January 2, 2020 by admin


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HARTFORDState Representative Terrie Wood (R-141) is hosting two “Coffee and Conversation” events in the community next month. All constituents are invited to join the discussions about the upcoming 2020 Legislative Session. Rep. Wood is also looking forward to hearing your ideas for potential legislation!

 

DARIEN

When: Saturday, February 1, 2020

9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

 

Where: NEAT Coffee

20 Grove Street, Darien

 

ROWAYTON

When: Saturday, February 1, 2020

11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

 

Where: Rowayton

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New Laws Effective January 1, 2020

Posted on December 30, 2019 by admin


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I want to wish you and your families a safe and Happy New Year! With 2019 coming to an end, you should be aware of new taxes and laws that will be going into effect on January 1, 2020.

These new taxes, which I opposed when they came up for debate earlier in the year, include:

  • Dry Cleaning & Laundry Services
  • Parking Fees
  • Interior Design Services
  • Safety Apparel (reflective vests, protective gloves, etc.)

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POSTPONED: Local Representatives to Host Forum Addressing the Costs of Prescription Drugs

Posted on December 10, 2019 by admin


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Unfortunately, due to the expected snow and freezing rain, we have decided to postpone this Prescription Drug forum (originally scheduled for December 17th). New date and time TBD.

NORWALK – Join Attorney General William Tong, State Rep. Lucy Dathan, vice chairwoman of the legislature’s Insurance & Real Estate Committee, Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff, State Rep. Chris Perone, State Rep. Travis Simms, State Rep. Gail Lavielle, and State Rep. Terrie Wood (R-141) for a discussion at the Norwalk Senior

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Posted on November 27, 2019 by admin


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I would like to take a moment to wish you and your family a happy and peaceful Thanksgiving. It is my hope that you will also be able to celebrate this uniquely American holiday with family and friends by your side/ and give thanks for all the gifts we have been blessed with this year.

Also, if you are planning to start shopping for gifts this weekend, please try to shop locally this season and support our small businesses. Saturday, November 30th is the tenth annual nationwide Small Business Saturday. This day is meant to bring attention to the important movement towards small businesses and to support entrepreneurs in our communities. We have a number of great shops and restaurants across Southwestern Connecticut that you can visit.

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Rep. Wood to Host Business Information Forum in Darien

Posted on October 22, 2019 by admin


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DARIEN – The 2019 legislative session is proving to be one of most impactful times on the state’s business community in recent years, especially considering the new Democrat-enacted taxes that went into effect October 1st. Members of the state’s business community and small to mid-sized businesses, in particular, are therefore critical players in the effort to turn around Connecticut’s economy.

 

With that in mind, State Representative Terrie Wood (R-141) is hosting an “Open for Business?” information forum for constituents to learn information on legislative action that affects the state’s business community. Rep. Wood will be discussing topics such as the state’s new family leave program, an increase in the minimum wage and new requirements on sexual harassment training.

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Local Lawmakers to Hold “Open For Business?” Informational Forum

Posted on October 15, 2019 by admin


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NORWALK – State Representatives Terrie Wood (R-141) and Gail Lavielle (R-143) invite local residents and business owners to meet with them at the Norwalk City Hall on October 23rd for an informational forum discussing new taxes, fees and policies that will affect Connecticut businesses; such as minimum wage increases and paid family and medical leave.

When: Wednesday, October 23, 2019

8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

Where: Norwalk City Hall Community Room

125 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT

Rep. Wood currently serves

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Video: My Visit to the Largest Dairy Farm in CT

Posted on September 27, 2019 by admin


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As we are between legislative sessions right now, I have had more time to take advantage of opportunities to visit businesses in the district and across the state. I believe that this is a great way to stay connected with the key issues and concerns of our economy, and support the people who are driving its growth.

It’s also a pleasure learning new things and meeting with the job creators in our state. They are running vibrant businesses that add so much vitality to Connecticut. One of my more interesting

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Real IDs: Do I Need One? How Do I Get One?

Posted on September 23, 2019 by admin


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According to the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), beginning on October 1, 2020, the U.S. Federal Government will require anyone boarding an airplane for domestic travel or entering certain federal buildings to have a “verified” driver’s license, state-issued ID card or show additional proof of identification, such as a passport. This verification is indicated on your license or ID card by a gold star in the top right corner and is commonly referred to as a “Real ID.”

With this deadline approaching in just over a year’s time, I wanted to share some information that will hopefully answer some frequently asked questions about how and when to get this ID.

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Help DOT Develop their Next Generation of Rail Cars

Posted on September 17, 2019 by admin


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The Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) would like your input on the state’s next generation of rail cars. They will be purchasing a fleet of new rail cars to replace their exiting push-pull coaches operating on the Hartford Line, Shore Line East, Danbury Line and Waterbury Line and want to know what you consider to be reliable, comfortable, attractive, and sustainable.

Customers from each rail line will be selected through an open lottery process for an opportunity to participate in their

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