December 12, 2008

Boukus, Nicastro snag leadership roles in House

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 for posting the assignments on its website!


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Anonymous said...

Does that mean that frank won't be running for mayor in 09?

Concerned Conservative said...

Although Betty Boukus semms to me to be a good-hearted and well-meaning person, it's somewhat pathetic that she has such a powerful leadership position in the powerful entity that is our state government. Again I think she is very friendly, nice and a good person, but I also believe she is naive and gullable, which makes the misguided situation that our state is already in (by the House Democrats) even more serious. But the positive aspect of the information conveyed to us in this article is that at least there will be a somewhat moderate, level-headed person with half a brain telling Chris Wright what to do as opposed to him making his own decisions.

In-Between said...

Artie hopes that that is the case.

AnonymousWestconnStudent said...

Concerned Conservative...

don't let the persona fool you.

Betty's a tough politician who knows how to play hardball.

And she's done the work to earn the leadership spot.