Updates for the Start of Session

February 16, 2024

The Legislative Session has officially started, meaning I have my work cut out ahead of me to make sure Connecticut is the best place to live for all of my constituents.

To hear more about our first day of the session, be sure to watch the video below.

Approving Millions for Home Heating Assistance

On Wednesday, my colleagues and I approved $17 million in additional cold weather heating assistance funds – many residents and families who receive assistance through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) or Operation Fuel will have access to funds to ensure they can heat their homes through the cold weather season.

As your State Representative, it is my responsibility to stand up for my constituents. This funding ensures that none of our neighbors must choose between paying their bills or freezing.

I am committed to enhancing the safety and quality of life for all residents, and I will continue to do so throughout this legislative session.

Receiving COST's "Town Crier Award"
I appreciate the work of the Connecticut Council of Small Towns (COST) and was honored to receive the “Town Crier Award” today at the COST Annual Town Meeting. As a kid who grew up in Moosup, it has been my privilege to represent some of the smallest towns in Connecticut for the last eight years.
“Rep. Boyd was selected to receive COST’s Town Crier Award in recognition of his leadership role in passing legislation to address accreditation issues affecting small towns with constabularies and resident troopers. He has also been instrumental in supporting efforts to address the shortage of police, fire, and emergency services personnel,” said COST Executive Director Betsy Gara.
“Rep. Boyd has proven to be a staunch advocate for the state’s small towns, championing efforts to address the concerns of the state’s rural towns and other smaller communities,” she added.
I received the award from COST President & Bethany First Selectwoman Paula Cofrancesco.
My Thoughts on the Fiscal Guardrails
As a leader among the State House’s moderate Democrats, I've recently pushed back on criticism of Lamont. In a statement to News 8, I said that we should be “very cautious” about abandoning the Lamont-endorsed fiscal guardrails and going “back to the bad habit of pushing debt on future generations.”
The top Republican in the State House of Representatives agreed with both Governor Lamont and me. “I’ve appreciated our governor standing the line on the fiscal guardrails and I will continue to stand with him,” said State Rep. Vincent Candelora (R)." - WTNH News 8
Learning from the Tolland County Dive Team

Spent the morning of February 11th with the Tolland County Dive Team for a cold water rescue drill at Bigelow Hollow State Park in Union. It’s an amazing collaborative effort between multiple local agencies.