The new state House leadership and committee chairmanships came out today. Two local lawmakers snagged roles worth mentioning.
State Rep. Frank Nicastro, a Bristol Democrat, is the vice chairman of the Veteran's Affairs Committee.
State Rep. Betty Boukus, a Plainville Democrat whose 22nd District includes a bit of Forestville, is the transportation bonding chair in the critical Finance, Revenue & Bonding Committee. That bodes well for local transporation needs getting the money necessary to move projects along.
Boukus is also a deputy majority whip, which I think gives her the right to boss Nicastro and state Rep.-elect Chris Wright of Bristol around. But she could probably do that anyway. She's tough.
Thanks to ctnewsjunkie.com for posting the assignments on its website!
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