The 2022 Legislative Session is underway. This is what is known as the “short” Session and runs for approximately 12 weeks, concluding in May. While proposed legislation is centered around budget adjustments to the second year of the biennium State budget, often other issues are considered.
State Representative Pat Boyd (D – Brooklyn, Eastford, Pomfret, Union, Woodstock) is pleased to welcome $421,800 in state bonding for the expansion of the Pomfret Public Library located at 449 Pomfret Street (Route 44). The Connecticut State Bond Commission approved the funding during its meeting today, December 21.
I recently extended an invitation for the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles Deputy Commissioner Tony Guerrera to attend the Northeastern Connecticut Chamber of Commerce Breakfast to update the community on the work being done to get a permanent CT DMV Office in the Quiet Corner. I am pleased to report that a location has been secured, and it is expected to open with expanded services in the first quarter of 2022.
Rep. Boyd speaks with WFSB reporter Susan Raff about how the recently signed bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will help bring broadband internet to households in rural Connecticut.
Kevin Hogan from WFSB reports on Connecticut cities and towns' needs for volunteer firefighters, highlighting Rep. Boyd's work in Pomfret to strengthen recruitment and volunteerism efforts. “I found it one of the best ways to actually contribute to your community and give back...Volunteerism is the best deal that towns have. But we need to make a plan going forth if the manpower is just not there,” said State Rep. Pat Boyd, who is also a 14-year veteran volunteer firefighter in Pomfret.
The Connecticut General Assembly is scheduled to return for the regular legislative session the first week of February and in preparation, I plan to hold Office Hours and Town Hall events to meet directly with constituents to better inform myself on what is important to the residents of Northeastern Connecticut. I have been spending time this fall meeting with local businesses, municipal leaders, hospital administration, schools, and organizations to better connect the needs of our region with the government bureaucracy in Hartford.
State Representative Pat Boyd (D – Pomfret, Brooklyn, Eastford, Union, Woodstock) received a 100 percent score from the Connecticut Business and Industry Association for his votes during the 2021 legislative session on key legislation to grow the economy and promote job growth during the state's post-pandemic recovery. The CBIA is the largest association representing the business community in the State of Connecticut.