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.
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July 23, 2021
Moderate House Democrats (“The Blue Dogs”) applaud Governor Lamont’s stance on No Tax Increases for the current biennial budget. The State of Connecticut should take advantage of higher than expected consensus revenue, a health rainy day fund, and its strong financial position to pass a budget that does not include tax increases.
Armed service member's children can face many challenges as they relocate schools due to a change in a parent's duty station. With the passage of HB 6483, CT removes a hurdle by allowing military orders to be accepted as proof of residency for public school enrollment, and adopts "the Purple Star School Program," to ensure military-friendly schools.
State Rep. Boyd is calling upon U.S. Senators Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal to include COVID-19 relief for town/endowed schools not eligible for Title I funding.