Boucher: Vote means historic shift toward bipartisan cooperation

In a historic vote, fiscally conservative Democrats joined their Republican colleagues to approve a state budget bill that cuts spending and does not increase taxes. This was a much needed victory for our state and its taxpayers. Personally, seeing this shift started by three Democrats in the Senate was incredibly gratifying. My colleagues and I have worked so hard, presenting … read more

Rec center to host anti-bullying dinner

Don’t Be Silent and the Exchange Club of Ridgefield will kick off Anti-Bullying Month with a cocktail and dinner event at the Ridgefield Recreation Center Saturday, Oct. 21, from 6 to 10 p.m. State Sen. Toni Boucher and forensic psychiatrist Dr. David Bernstein will be the keynote speakers. Sen. Boucher will be speaking on anti-bullying legislation in Connecticut and Dr. … read more

Legislators discuss state budget in Weston

Legislators Tony Hwang, Adam Dunsby and Toni Boucher discussed the state budget at the League of Women Voters’ Legislative Wrap-Up. — Margaret Wirtenberg photo

Weston’s League of Women Voters held a Legislative Wrap-Up on Saturday, Sept. 16 for area legislators to discuss the state budget. The meeting came mere hours after an early-morning vote that saw Connecticut’s House of Representatives pass a Republican-endorsed budget 78-72. Six Democrats voted in favor of the budget presented by Republicans. As of press time, Gov. Dannel Malloy has … read more

Boucher kicks off exploratory for governor

It’s official. Connecticut State Senator Toni Boucher, a 22-year veteran of the state legislature, has launched an exploratory campaign for statewide office that’s focusing closely on the 2018 Governor’s race. Boucher for Connecticut, the senator’s exploratory committee, made the announcement this week. Word got out over the summer when the committee filed papers for the exploratory in June and commenced … read more

Local legislators offer revised ‘no-tax increase’ budget plan

State Sen. Toni Boucher (R-26), state Sen. Tony Hwang (R-28), and state Rep. Adam Dunsby (R-135) speak with constituents about resolving the state budget impasse.

State Rep. Adam Dunsby (R-135) and State Senators Toni Boucher (R-26) and Tony Hwang (R-28) have joined together to release a revised two-year state budget proposal with no new taxes that would put a stop to the governor’s executive order, restore funding for education and core social services, and provide stability for towns and cities, according to a joint statement … read more

Republican legislators hold town hall meeting in Georgetown

State Sen. Toni Boucher (R-26), and State Representatives Gail Lavielle (R-143) and Adam Dunsby (R-135), at a town hall meeting in Georgetown.

State Representatives Gail Lavielle (R-143) and Adam Dunsby (R-135), along with State Sen. Toni Boucher (R-26) listened to spirited questions and engaged in a dialogue with their constituents in the Georgetown area at a packed town hall meeting they hosted on Tuesday, Feb. 28. More than 100 citizens crowded into the Gilbert and Bennett Cultural Center in Georgetown from across … read more

Toni Boucher: Say 'No' to tolls

On Monday, Feb. 27, the legislature’s Transportation Committee will conduct a public hearing on bills proposing tolls and congestion pricing on Connecticut highways. You may know that I have been a longtime opponent of tolls. The main reason I oppose them is because tolls are just another tax on Connecticut drivers and they are taxed enough already. The legislators who … read more