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Trumbull Reps in Hartford Favored the Environment

An organization says the legislature in Hartford improved.

In 2012, two of three Trumbull politicians in Hartford exceeded their lifetime scores in voting in favor of the environment, according to one advocacy group.

The environmental scorecard issued by the Connecticut Leage of Conservation Voters for the 2012 legislative session shows improvements throughout the state.

State Rep. Tony Hwang voted in favor of the environment 63 percent of the time in 2012, less than his lifetime percentage of 75. 

To rank the legislators, the League tracked the outcome of 21 bills during the 2012 legislative session. Eight were deemed hostile to the environment, and 13 were favorable. The lawmakers were assigned points if they voted for what the League deemed as pro-environment.

Name 2012 Score Lifetime Score State Sen. Anthony Musto 89 percent 86 percent State Rep. Tony Hwang 63 percent
75 percent State Rep. T. R. Rowe 100 percent 69 percent

According to the League, environmental priorities, which had trended downward in 2010 and 2011, changed course in 2012. The average score for all legislators in 2011 was 76 percent versus the average score of 91 percent for 2012.  This year 53 more legislators earned 80 percent or higher than they did in 2011. 

“Constituents expect their elected leaders to protect clean air, clean water and open spaces,” said Lori Brown, executive director of the CTLCV. The poor scores legislators earned last year voting against environment really hit home.  This year, lawmakers were more receptive to environmental concerns and more cautious in opposition.”

The full report is attached to this article and can also be found on the CTLCV website.

louis July 16, 2012 at 06:11 PM
yep, they kept some things exactly the same. Not the good things, but some of the things. When I look at the old hardware store on Reservoir Avenue, empty, decaying, grass sprouting in the middle of the parking lot. Perhaps that could be an adequate reminder for the town!
JR July 17, 2012 at 04:30 PM
The town owns that property?
louis July 17, 2012 at 08:51 PM
Does the town own the town? If the center of town were hit by an asteroid...would we just leave it as it is? There is something vaguely reminiscent of ancient Pompeii with Trumbull. But I think we should really advance the idea of the marketplace/capitalism is accepting of anything but its own destruction. I would say develop the other vacant tracts surrounding it. Leave the hardware store a reminder of what it is we are up against
JR July 17, 2012 at 11:31 PM
I was only looking for a simply yes or no. It could have been seized for back taxes. No need to be a condescending so-and-so.

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