Community Conversation & Public Hearings

Posted on March 14, 2019 by admin


A reminder about a Community Conversation tonight in the Darien Library Community Room and two public hearings tomorrow at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford.

Community Conversation

Tonight, Thursday, March 14

7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Darien Library Community Room, 1441 Post Road

As always, I encourage you to attend, if possible, and to ask me questions relating to the  current session or any legislative issue you would like to discuss or learn more about.

Public Hearings

Finance, Revenue &

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Public Hearing on Toll Bills Tomorrow

Posted on March 5, 2019 by admin


Tomorrow, March 6, the Transportation Committee will hold a public hearing on two bills concerning tolls: H.B. 7202, the governor’s bill, and H.B. 7280, a bill introduced by the legislative majority.

The hearing begins at 11 a.m. in room 1E of the Legislative Office Building (LOB).

The sign up to speak (testify) starts at 10 a.m. and runs to 12 noon in the lobby of the Legislative Office Building (LOB).

Public officials are typically allowed the first hour to testify and then on an alternating basis

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Reminder: Community Conversation TONIGHT, 2/27, in Rowayton

Posted on February 27, 2019 by admin


A reminder that I’ll be hosting a Community Conversation tonight at the Rowayton Community Center from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

This is a great opportunity to ask questions about any state issue including the governor’s budget proposals, the school regionalization bills, tolls, or any other piece of legislation of importance to you.

I will also be hosting a Community Conversation in the Darien Library Community Room on Thursday, March 14 from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

I hope you are able to attend one of these

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Education Public Hearing on School Regionalization – Friday, March 1

Posted on February 25, 2019 by admin


This coming Friday, March 1st is the Public Hearing in the Education Committee for the school regionalization proposals. 

Our state legislature provides the opportunity for all members of the public to speak their minds and present their thoughts on pending legislation. Our First Amendment rights are respected and taken seriously. The public is invited to come to Hartford to testify in person or submit testimony online. Your commitment and time to testify is critically important and very much appreciated.

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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

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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,

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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

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TOMORROW: Meeting at Caffe Nero

Posted on January 25, 2019 by admin


The legislative session has started and bill proposals are starting to come out. I thought this one in particular would be of interest to you all: Senate Bill (S.B.) 431 has been introduced by Senator Martin Looney (D-11) of New Haven, President of the State Senate. It would create a state-wide property tax and allow vehicle taxes to be charged at the state level, rather than just by each municipality as is currently done.


With our ongoing fiscal challenges, majority leaders will once again look

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Rep. Wood Sworn Into Sixth Term

Posted on January 11, 2019 by admin


Will Also Serve as House Republican Policy Chairman

HARTFORDState Representative Terrie Wood (R-141) joined legislative colleagues on Wednesday, Opening Day of the 2019 Legislative Session, and was sworn in to her sixth term. She will serve for two years as State Representative for the 141st General Assembly District of Norwalk and Darien.

“It is energizing to be starting another Legislative Session in Hartford,” said Rep. Wood. “I truly enjoy this responsibility and will continue to do my best

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New Year, New Laws

Posted on January 2, 2019 by admin


New legislation effective dates are typically January 1st, July 1st, and October 1st throughout the calendar year. Now that 2018 has come to an end, a number of new laws took effect yesterday, January 1, 2019.


These new laws may have an impact on you, your business, or our community. I have highlighted some noteworthy new laws below and encourage you to take a look at the full list. Please contact me with any questions or clarifications regarding these new laws.



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