For IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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.
Rep. Boyd Calls Upon Utility Regulators to Prohibit Eversource From Recovering Millions in Costs Related to Tropical Storm Isaias From RatepayersMarch 3, 2021
State Rep. Pat Boyd recently penned a letter urging the Public Utility Regulatory Authority to prohibit Eversource from recovering costs associated with Tropical Storm Isaias.
"In 2017 Democrats and Republicans came together to implement a Spending Cap, a Bonding Cap, and Volatility Cap. We must continue to get our fiscal house in order to position Connecticut for future success," said State Rep. Pat Boyd.
Speaker of the House-designate Matt Ritter and House Majority Leader Jason Rojas have tapped State Representative Pat Boyd to serve as House Chair of the legislature's Committee on Veterans' Affairs for the 2021 legislative session which convenes January 6, 2021.
All eight counties in Connecticut have received federal disaster declarations due to ongoing drought that has negatively impacted the state's farming industry. The declaration allows farmers who suffered qualifying farm-related losses caused by the designated disaster to apply for assistance from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency (FSA).