Hartford Current: State Control of Local Zoning?
By Terrie Wood, Posted on October 20, 2020

In recent polling, Connecticut scores high on quality of life and low on affordability. As our state economy continues to struggle, the latest “fix” coming out of Hartford is state control of local zoning. This is purportedly to address issues of housing affordability and opportunity. Yes, Hartford would be in charge of making decisions on zoning in Norwalk and Darien and every other city in Connecticut, not your locally elected zoning officials.

Highlights of this proposed legislation include...

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​Hartford Current: Where is the common ground and common sense?
By Terrie Wood, Posted on September 25, 2020

Where is the common ground and common sense?

From the hundreds of conversations I’ve had, 80 to 85 percent of us fit a “moderate middle” description: center right on state fiscal issues and center left on social issues. So why is it that the very far left in our state carries such weight in setting public policy? Where is the balance, respect for process and common sense? Where is the sense of responsibility to work together to craft good policy to benefit all in our state?

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Opinion: Extraordinary challenges, extraordinary opportunities
By Terrie Wood, The Darien Times, June 25, 2020

We live in extraordinary times. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, our lives came to a standstill with shelter-in-place orders on March 14. Following this public health and economic crisis came the national debate on racial disparities and police accountability. Every one of us has been directly impacted. It’s a time to feel sobered and be reflective. So, how do we move forward?

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Letter from Terrie Wood, February 6, 2020

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

The legislative short session began yesterday and runs until midnight, Wednesday May 6th.

The first day of session is always filled with great energy and optimism.

I’m enthusiastic to continue the responsibility of representing the 141st district, and encourage anyone who lives in district to reach out with ideas, questions or concerns. I am honored to continue this work on your behalf!

My committee assignments remain the same as last year: Human Services; Finance, Revenue and Bonding; and Higher Education and Employment. I continue in a leadership role as House Republican Policy Chairman.

The Human Services Committee holds responsibility for the Department of Social Services and the Department of Rehabilitation Services.

Finance, Revenue & Bonding Committee deals with all finance, revenue, capital, bonding, fees and taxation matters and anything relating to the Department of Revenue Services.

Finally, the Higher Education & Employment Advancement Committee has cognizance over the community colleges, state university system, and the University of Connecticut – as well as workforce development programs.

My primary focus this session will be continued efforts on fiscal stability and growing our state’s economy. In addition there will be important debates on health, transportation and education and other issues.

Please follow my proposed legislation, by visiting my website (www.repterriewood.com) and click on the “Legislation” tab. To follow committee meetings and House debates as they unfold live on Connecticut’s public affairs television network, CT-N, tune your TV to Channel 59, or stream the proceedings online at www.ctn.state.ct.us.

Warm regards,
Terrie

State Representative, 141st district
Human Services; Finance, Revenue & Bonding;
Higher Education & Employment Advancement Committees
800-842-1423 (Toll Free)

860-240-8700 (Local)
860-240-0207 (Fax)

Rep. Wood Sworn Into Sixth Term
Will Also Serve as House Republican Policy Chairman​

Posted on January 11, 2019

HARTFORD — State 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 to represent your voice in Hartford. Please feel free to reach out to me anytime with questions or concerns about state government, and ideas for new legislation.”

Rep. Wood’s legislative committee assignments for this term are Human Services; Finance, Revenue & Bonding; and Higher Education & Employment Advancement Committees. In addition, she was named House Republican Policy Chairman.

The Human Services Committee holds responsibility for the Department of Social Services and the Department of Rehabilitation Services. The Finance, Revenue & Bonding Committee deals with all finance, revenue, capital, bonding, fees and taxation matters and anything relating to the Department of Revenue Services. Finally, the Higher Education & Employment Advancement Committee has cognizance over the community colleges, state university system, and the University of Connecticut – as well as workforce development programs.

In closing, Rep. Wood commented, “This will be a challenging session given our ongoing fiscal difficulties. I believe that our new Governor Ned Lamont will bring a fresh perspective and respectful approach to building bipartisan consensus on how to put our great state on a path to fiscal prosperity – prosperity that will be of benefit to all who live in our state. I look forward to getting to work!”

To follow Rep. Wood’s proposed legislation, visit her website (www.repterriewood.com) and click on the “Legislation” tab, or sign up for her email updates. To follow committee meetings and House debates as they unfold live on Connecticut’s public affairs television network, CT-N, tune your TV to Channel 59, or stream the proceedings online at www.ctn.state.ct.us.​​​

For the latest news from our state representative, Terrie Wood (District 141), please visit www.cthousegop.com/wood/

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