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House Passes $.25 Gas Tax Suspension

Posted on March 24, 2022


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In an effort to reduce costs for Connecticut drivers, House Republicans proposed and yesterday were overwhelmingly joined by Democrats who voted for a temporary suspension of a state gas excise tax.

During a March 10th press conference in front of a Hartford gas station displaying prices higher than $4, House and Senate Republicans called for a temporary suspension to certain state gas taxes. With inflation and costs rising on goods and services statewide, legislators on both sides of the aisle have

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DMV Offering New Veteran Wartime Service Plates

Posted on March 21, 2022


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The Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles is now offering 10 new license plate options for veterans that commemorate specific wartime periods, including the Afghanistan War, Grenada, the Iraq War, the Korean War, Lebanon, Operation Ernest Will, Panama, the Persian Gulf War, the Vietnam War, and World War II.

“We owe our freedoms to the men and women in the U.S. Armed Forces, past and present, especially those who have served in war and conflict zones,” Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs

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Public Hearing Alert – Judiciary & Planning and Development Committees – Monday, March 14th

Posted on March 11, 2022


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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

There are two legislative proposals that are having public hearings early next week that are important to Norwalk and Darien as well as communities across the state.

I encourage all interested to submit written testimony and/or give virtual testimony.

One, the rise in crime, especially juvenile crime, across Connecticut is a growing concern in all 169 cities and towns. Vehicles — locked and unlocked — are being ransacked and stolen, and innocent victims have been carjacked

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Reading Across America!

Posted on March 7, 2022


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As part of Read Across America events and to promote literacy and a love of books, State Rep. Terrie Wood read to children from Rachel Scicchitano’s first grade class, and Lisa LaRusso and Jacqui O’Hara’s second grade classes at Rowayton School. Rep. Wood chose to share the book, “Congratulations, by the way: Some Thoughts on Kindness” by George Saunders.

 

PURA: Virtual Public Listening Session on Performance Based Ratemaking – March 16

Posted on March 1, 2022


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The state’s Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) is tasked with regulating the rates and services of Connecticut’s energy utility and telecommunication companies. As part of their work, the agency is investigating different systems to help increase efficiency for customers while also reducing costs.

Two years ago, the governor signed PA 20-5 that requires PURA to establish a Performance Based Ratemaking (PBR) framework that “contain standards and metrics to measure how electric distribution

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House Republicans Unveil Full Legislative Proposals

Posted on February 16, 2022


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Today, House Republican Leader Vincent Candelora and the House Republican Caucus outlined our full legislative proposals for the 2022 Legislative Session to focus on restoring public safety, establishing good government practices, making Connecticut more affordable, ensuring educational resources are available to all students and addressing the needs of Connecticut’s businesses.

The House Republican Plan focuses on five key initiatives to tackle the most important issues facing Connecticut residents.

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Rep. Wood Supports Parental Choice

Posted on February 11, 2022


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Informational Hearing on Executive Orders – Tuesday, Feb 8th

Posted on February 7, 2022


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Take this chance before the start of the legislative session to have your say about the governor’s executive orders. Speakers invited to this virtual hearing include both state’s commissioners on Public Health and Education, and representatives from the governor’s office are expected to participate too.

Register to speak: https://bit.ly/3AYMzYg

Watch on YouTube: https://bit.ly/3gnLtM7

Watch on CT-N: https://bit.ly/3GqY3ET

Please email written testimony to PHTestimony@cga.ct.gov in Word or PDF

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Women’s Business Development Council Webinar Feb. 8th 7pm

Posted on February 7, 2022


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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

This Tuesday evening, I will be co-hosting a webinar for women-led businesses to discuss the programs and resources available through the Women’s Business Development Council (WBDC). The webinar will be presented by WBDC program manager Wendy Vincent and will include information about the 2022 Women’s Equity Match Grant Program.

To attend the webinar, register using the link below:

Tuesday, February 8th

7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Register Here

For more information about the WDBC

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Fairfield County Now Eligible for FEMA Public Assistance Grant Program

Posted on February 4, 2022


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The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that Connecticut’s existing major disaster declaration has been updated to now include Fairfield County and Litchfield County for the FEMA Public Assistance Grant Program.

According to the press release by Governor Lamont,  “This approval means that municipal governments within those two counties, in addition to state government and certain nonprofit organizations, are eligible to apply for federal reimbursement of 75% of the costs associated

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