Newington legislatures seeking input from residents as session gets underway

Published on Tuesday, 17 January 2023 10:26
Written by Erica Drzewiecki


NEWINGTON – The town’s legislative contingent is seeking input from constituents as the 2023 Legislative Session gets underway.

State Rep. Gary Turco of the 27th House District, (D-Newington, New Britain) State Rep. Kate Farrar of the 20th House District, (D-Newington, West Hartford) and State Sen. Matt Lesser of the 9th Senate District, (D-Newington, Middletown) are coming to the Lucy Robbins Welles Library this Wednesday, Jan. 18. A Town Hall event is set to take place in the library’s Community Room from 6 to 7:45 p.m.

“Town hall events are where the rubber meets the road because we get to listen to and talk with people directly about what matters most to them,” Turco said. “Some of the issues that people have been mentioning the most to me include health care and energy costs, middle-class tax relief, supporting essential workers - especially teachers - public safety, reducing accidents and deaths on the roads, and helping residents those in need with mental health services, homelessness and housing.”

Since the state’s redrawing of congressional district lines, the 20th District now includes a section of Newington. Additionally, Turco now serves a small portion of New Britain.

“I look forward to working closely with Representative Farrar in addition to continuing my close working relationship with Senator Lesser to help deliver results,” Turco said.

For those who are unable to attend Wednesday evening’s meeting, reach out by email at Local residents can also participate in the legislative process by submitting written testimony or testifying at public hearings during the session, which runs through June 7.

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Posted in Newington Town Crier, Newington News on Tuesday, 17 January 2023 10:26. Updated: Tuesday, 17 January 2023 10:29.