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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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CDC/Gov. Lamont Will Lift Mask Mandate for Vaccinated Individuals

Posted on May 14, 2021


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Yesterday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that fully vaccinated people no longer need to wear masks indoors or outdoors. This is great news, and a sign of progress in the fight against COVID-19. A return to normal may be in sight.

Today, Governor Lamont, in accordance with the latest CDC guidance, announced that beginning next Wednesday, May 19, Connecticut will also lift its statewide mask mandate for fully vaccinated residents.

Also beginning May 19, all remaining

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The Wins, and Where is this Going?

Posted on May 10, 2021


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Opinion by Rep. Terrie Wood as published in the Darien Times on May 7, 2021.

My work in Hartford continues to be focused on bringing fiscal stability and financial viability to all in our state. I’ll start with the good news.

The governor and legislative leaders of both parties worked together on a solution to the longstanding insolvency of the Connecticut Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund. While not a sexy topic, it has been critically important to resolve the ongoing crisis. This fund has been

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Smart Policy and Private-Sector Innovation, Not Taxes, Needed to Confront Climate Change

Posted on April 30, 2021


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Earlier this year, Governor Lamont committed our state to the regional Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI). This initiative, although well-intended, would actually create an additional gas tax to be paid by Connecticut residents and businesses. Not only would TCI increase fuel costs for commuters, but it would also drive up prices for consumer goods. This regressive tax would, in fact, affect our low-income communities, which ironically is the same demographic this bill is intended to help.

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PURA Rules Eversource Response was Insufficient

Posted on April 30, 2021


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The state’s Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) has ruled that Eversource committed serious violations in its response to, and lack of preparedness for, Tropical Storm Isaias. Poor communication with customers and other stakeholders was also a major issue.

The storm left nearly one million Connecticut residents and businesses without power for several days last August amid the global pandemic and a major heat wave.

The regulator has issued financial penalties following a months-long investigation,

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Rep. Wood Cosponsors Legislation Promoting Clean Energy, Sustainability

Posted on April 28, 2021


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Legislation Clears House of Representatives

HARTFORD – State Representative Terrie Wood (R-Darien, Norwalk) proudly co-sponsored and voted in favor of two bills promoting long-term environmental sustainability in Connecticut:

 

  • H.J.R. 53, Resolution Proposing the Adoption of the Long Island Sound Blue Plan (passed unanimously: 142-0)

 

  • H.B. 6503 (as amended by House Amendment A), An Act Concerning the Siting of Anaerobic Digestion Facilities on Farms (passed unanimously: 141-0)

“Supporting clean

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