In the Minority and no longer a
Republican Governor in Connecticut
in Weston are strong supporters of the environment, and provide
leadership and experience in a difficult time. Some issues that make their way down to local government...
Legislative Wrap Up Saturday and asks about impact
of myriad new taxes Democrats have passed this Session on towns such as
Weston, and he got his answer from Rep. Shaban and
Senator Boucher...Toni pointed out what our former Representive in the
135th, Alice Meyer, always used to say - what the Minority does
is measure its success based on what
did not get passed!
John Shaban offered the perspective of a first-time legislator, and
reported on how Weston's legislators work together!
LWV SPEAK UP - Selectman, P&Z, Police Commission, Library, both
Board of Education caught it from all directions...but not their
budget, particularly; the key question on Regionalism drew
awesome response from Dennis!
"WHY WOULD YOU WANT TO SERVE IN HIGHER
OFFICE???" Rep. Shaban concerned with CT taxes vis a vis the rest of the USA...
and Sen. Boucher, it was noted by a questioner, are running for
nomination for higher office; Dennis flew in from Paris just in
time for Speak Up!
Boucher spoke on School Security issue and CT economy; she
reported Sandy Hook and CT "guidelines" on school safety to be coming
Watch the whole program:
Click on Rep. Shaban for Apple version: http://www.lwvweston.org/LWVSpeakup2-8-14.mp4
Click on Dennis for Windows Media Player format
(254 megaBytes): www.lwvweston.org/LWVSpeakup2-8-14.wmv
ON COG HAS REPUBLICANS SHOWING BROAD UNDERSTANDING OF ISSUES!!!
Woody from the
Police Commission and past (Dan) and present (Britta) P&Z members
make important points about regionalism...
No action taken by the Selectmen after Dennis brings up a point
about the wording of the ordinance...
We watched the first
"Education Mandate Relief Task Force" meeting Dec. 4, held for
purposes, online. It was made clear by the Co-Chairs. that
its purpose had been widened to be for all districts, not just "high
performing" ones. NEXT MEETING December 19th at 2PM; PUBLIC
HEARING at the Capitol
January 7, 2014 at 10AM.
PUBLIC HEARING AT A DATE T.B.A. IN A DISTRICT OUTSIDE THE CAPITOL - in
ADDRESSING THE PANEL LATER USED THE EXPRESSION "REDUCE BUSY WORK"
INSTEAD OF "MANDATE RELIEF"...
Boucher on education mandate relief and related unnecessary spending,
at Taskforce informal Public Hearing in Westport Nov. 23, 2013.
Education mandates are but one
type of forced spending on wasteful procedures: http://www.ctsenaterepublicans.com/images/emails/archives/boucher_112513.html
Hook School Shooting report.
http://cthouserules.com/ - watch this now!
the FORUM'S Boucher endorsement here
Read the FORUM'S
OUR LEGISLATORS, APPEARING AT "SPEAK UP 2009": Senator
John McKinney (R-28), Minority Leader of the CT Senate,
Stripp (R-135) and Senator
Toni Boucher (R-26).
Previous trio of legislators: John Stripp, Judith G.
Freedman and John McKinney...