At the Capitol:
Legislative Office Building, Room 4046
Hartford, CT 06106-1591
(860) 240-8585 | 1-800-842-8267
Ed.Jutila@cga.ct.gov
In the District:
23 Brainard Road
Niantic, CT 06357

Current News & Issues

April 2, 2015
CO-CHAIR OF THE GAE COMMITTEE REP. ED JUTILA TALKS ABOUT A BILL TO CHANGE THE FOIA AS IT RELATES TO ARREST RECORDS
The Government Administration and Elections Committee voted 9-6 Monday in favor of a bill written to nullify a Connecticut Supreme Court decision allowing police to withhold arrest information until criminal prosecutions are completed. The vote sends the bill to the floor of the House for consideration. The bill is the committee’s effort to change the state’s Freedom of Information Act to better balance the public’s right to know against prosecutorial and privacy concerns. Rep. Ed Jutila, committee co-chair said he has a strong public safety background, growing up as a fireman and building a rapport with those in law enforcement — some of whom he considers his best friends. Trying to balance the concerns of the police with the public interest weighs heavily on him. “This is not an easy thing for me, but I believe in transparency,” he said. READ THE CT NEWS JUNKIE ARTICLE

February 24, 2015
RAIL MODERNIZATION KEY TO INCREASING RIDERSHIP,
FACILITATING COMMERCE, STRENGTHENING ECONOMY

State Representative Ed Jutila joins Lt. Gov. Wyman and several other state officials highlighting the importance of Connecticut’s investment in Shore Line East and rail service throughout the state. READ MORE

February 19, 2015
JUTILA HAILS $750,000 FUNDING FOR NIANTIC TRAIN STATION
State Rep. Ed Jutila is pleased funding he had requested for a commuter rail station in Niantic is included in the state budget presented by Governor Malloy. Once the funding is approved by the state legislature, it will be used to cover the essentials to get the project off the ground. READ MORE

November 13, 2014
ELECTION DAY REPORT CARD COULD LEAD TO REFORM
The state's top election official says she wants the General Assembly to consider reforming the way elections are supervised. Every city and town has at least two Registrars of Voters with paid staff, but there always seems to be a major problem. READ THE WTNH ARTICLE

November 12, 2014
REP. JUTILA SPEAKS OUT ON IDEAS FOR FURTHER CAMPAIGN FINANCE REFORMS
Outside cash flooded governor race. READ THE DAY ARTICLE

November 11, 2014
NEARLY $17 MILLION IN OUTSIDE MONEY SPENT ON CT GOVERNOR'S RACE
A government watchdog group in Connecticut says nearly $17 million was spent by outside groups on the state's tight gubernatorial race. READ THE WSHU ARTICLE

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