Please don't hesitate to contact me at 1-800-842-1423 or Terrie.Wood@housegop.ct.gov. You can also follow my legislative activity on my website at www.RepTerrieWood.com or my Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/TerrieWoodCT.
Op/ed: Optimism while creating common ‘cents’
By State Rep. Terrie Wood, The Darien Times, February 13, 2019
State Rep. Terrie Wood is a Republican representing Rowayton and Darien.
We are four weeks into the legislative session and as is typical for this time of year, we have been busy reading over numerous bill proposals — many that make sense, and many that are head scratchers.
Many proposals from the Democratic legislators feature large tax or fee increases for Connecticut residents hidden under the guise of “regionalism.” Their proposals are to regionalize schools, health departments and vehicle property taxes, along with a one mill statewide property tax increase on each and every property owner in the state (S.B. 431).
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Rep. Wood to Host “Community Conversations”
Posted on February 8, 2019
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 pm to 8:30 pm
Where: Rowayton Community Center
33 Highland Avenue, Rowayton, CT
When: Thursday, March 14, 2019
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Where: Darien Library, The Community Room
1441 Post Road, Darien, CT
These events are free and open to the public. If you are unable to attend but would still like to connect with Rep. Wood, please do not hesitate to contact her at Terrie.Wood@housegop.ct.gov or (800) 842-1423. In the event that either of the meetings must be postponed, a notice will be posted on Rep. Wood’s website at www.repwood.com.
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.
A Letter from Terrie Wood, State Representative (141st District)
Published February 21, 2019
Dear Friends and Neighbors,
Yesterday at noon, Governor Ned Lamont gave his budget address to the Joint Session of state Senators, state Representatives and assembled guests. The governor provided his vision with strategic and practical solutions to address our fiscal challenges.
The next step in the biennial budget process is for the legislature and governor's office to work together in building consensus on a budget that we can vote on by the end of the legislative session, Wednesday June 5th. There are many subjects to be debated and many points of view to consider in this process, as you might expect. I look forward to hearing your thoughts on issues of importance to you.
Here is a link to Governor Lamont's speech and a link to his budget proposal.
Lastly, a reminder that First Selectman Jayme Stevenson and I will be hosting our second "Bring it Home" Community Conversation to discuss state and local issues, this Saturday February 23rd at 9 a.m. Location is McGuane Field House, 209 Noroton Avenue, behind the Noroton Heights Fire Department.
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