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Dear Neighbor, 

As Christmas is almost here, I wanted to take a moment and reach out to wish you and your family the best during this Holiday Season. Soon 2020 will be here, and the General Assembly will go back in regular session in February. Please know that it has been the honor of my lifetime to represent the residents of Brooklyn, Eastford, Pomfret, Union & Woodstock in the State House. I'm looking forward to hosting Coffee Hours in each of the five towns to have a face to face dialog with you before the next session starts. More information about dates and locations will be released shortly. 

If you ever have any questions or need help, please don't hesitate to contact my office at (860) 240-8370 or email me at To stay up to date with my work at the Capitol, visit my web page or like my Facebook page


Pat Boyd

The legislature convened for a special session Wednesday, December 18 to take up two important issues - a settlement between the state and hospitals and the restaurant tipped wage. 

The legislature voted to approve an agreement between the State of Connecticut and the Connecticut Hospital Association, ending a dispute over tax and Medicaid reimbursement rates that has been hanging over us since before I came to the General Assembly.

The agreement provides immediate financial stability and more certainty in budgeting for our state’s future needs. It also represents a new chapter in the relationship between Connecticut and its hospitals, which serve a critical role in communities throughout the state.

Before the settlement, the state was facing a possible $4 billion liability because of the association’s legal claims.

Thankfully, the seven-year agreement that we now have will provide for Medicaid rate increases of 2 percent for inpatient services in hospitals and 2.2 percent for most other services through 2026.

The legislature also voted on a bill to address the ongoing wage issues between restaurants and their employees. The bill allows restaurant wait staff and bartenders to collect damages from restaurants that relied on unclear guidelines from the state Department of Labor when determining how to pay tipped employees.

It was my honor to welcome to the State Capitol UConn’s first-ever Rhodes Scholar Wawa Gatheru. She is a graduate of Pomfret Community School and The Woodstock Academy. 

More information about this remarkable young woman can be found here.

I was honored and humbled on Dec. 12 to receive an award from the Connecticut Police Chiefs Association for my legislative work in the Connecticut General Assembly. 

“The Connecticut Police Chief Association recognizes Representative Boyd for his special understanding of police duties. Representative Boyd has attended rollcall of the Putnam Police Department to speak face-to-face with individual officers on police issues. As a fellow first responder with the Pomfret Fire Department, we thank him for his guidance and holistic understanding of what it means to serve the public” - Chief Keith Mello, Milford Police Department, President of the Connecticut Police Chief Association.
I had the honor on December 4th along with CT Veterans Affairs, State Senator Mae Flexer, and State Rep. Doug Dubitsky to present 25 Connecticut Wartime Service Metals to eligible Veterans from the Towns of Brooklyn & Canterbury. I am deeply thankful for the service of our Veterans and congratulate them on the well-deserved recognition of their commitment to our Country. 

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