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Stratford Representative Named To House's Finance, Revenue Committee

Rep. Laura Hoydick, a Republican who represents Stratford and the 120th district,
Rep. Laura Hoydick, a Republican who represents Stratford and the 120th district, Photo Credit: Contributed

STRATFORD, Conn. — State Rep Laura Hoydick, a Republican from the 120th District, was sworn in to a new term last week in the State House of Representatives as the legislature began its 2017 session, and has received her committee assignments.

Hoydick, who represents Stratford in the House, Hoydick will return as a Deputy Republican Leader at Large, and will once again serve as the Ranking Member on the legislature’s Energy and Technology Committee, which oversees all matters relating to the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection and energy planning and activities.

In addition, she will serve on the Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee which has jurisdiction over all matters relating to finance, revenue, capital bonding, fees and taxation. The committee also has cognizance over employer contributions for unemployment compensation and all matters relating to the Department of Revenue Services and the revenue aspects of the Division of Special Revenue. She will additionally serve on that committee’s Transportation Bonding Subcommittee.

She will also sit on the General Law Committee which addresses all matters relating to the Department of Consumer Protection, fair trade and sales practices, consumer protection, mobile homes and occupational licensing, except licensing by the Department of Public Health; and all matters relating to alcoholic beverages, as well as the Legislative Management Committee which conducts all business affairs of the General Assembly.

“This session offers increased challenges concerning the state’s economy, job growth, opportunities for our graduates and the ability of our seniors to afford to remain here after retirement,” said Hoydick. “I am particularly concerned about our schools and ensuring that they get the funding they need, and state policy does not balance its books at the expense of the future of our children. I look forward to getting to work on all of these critical issues as we begin a new session.”

Hoydick has served in the State House since 2010. She retained her seat in the November election and compiled nearly 62 percent of the vote against Democratic challenger Frederick Streets.

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