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Lawmaker says 'politics have gotten in the way of good works'

Politics have gotten in the way of good work being done for Connecticut residents.  That response from Wilton Senator Toni Boucher on the recently held General Assembly Veto Session.  The ranking member of the Education Committee said she was disappointed there was no debate on the bill that would have established requirements for the Education Commissioner.


Boucher says there is a line between the two branches, and said it was shameful there wasn't a discussion in the Senate during the veto session.


Boucher says Connecticut residents deserve representation, and were denied that.  She says a polarized and politicized closed door style of government does not develop trust and unite lawmakers for the benefit of the people.  Boucher says the unprecedented partisanship that has characterized the deliberations is outrageous.  She cited negotiating the state budget behind closed doors monumental policy shifts with no chance for public comment as reasons for her comments.

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