Sen. Hwang Welcomes St. Rose of Lima Students, Faculty to State Capitol


Sen. Tony Hwang on June 6 welcomed students and educators from St. Rose of Lima Catholic School. Sen. Hwang, who represents Newtown, brought students into the historic State Senate Chamber and discussed his duties as their state senator. Sen. Hwang took questions from students, explained the legislative process, and discussed how senate debates are conducted.

The students were allowed to sit in the Charter Oak Chair, which stands on the dais in the Senate Chamber. The chair, also called “The Wishing Chair,” was carved in 1857 from the fallen Charter Oak tree, which in 1687 hid the self-governing charter given to the Connecticut colony by King Charles II in 1662. The Charter was hidden to prevent British officials from returning it to King James II. One by one, students were allowed to briefly sit in “The Wishing Chair” and make a special wish.


“We had a great time and I thank everyone at St. Rose of Lima for the visit,” Sen. Hwang said. “I encourage anyone who is considering a visit to our beautiful State Capitol to contact me at 800 842-1421 or at .”

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(photo) Lawmakers Listen to Weston Taxpayers


Rep. John Shaban, Sen. Tony Hwang and Sen. Toni Boucher on June 15 hosted a legislative update in the Weston Town Hall Meeting Room.

Area taxpayers attended the event to ask the lawmakers questions about the State of Connecticut’s finances and legislation that was passed at the State Capitol this year.

Shaban, Hwang and Boucher all supported an alternative budget plan which restored the governor’s budget cuts to towns, schools, hospitals, seniors and the disabled. In addition, the lawmakers’ plan called for no new taxes, property tax relief, state mandate relief and a cap on state spending and borrowing.

Shaban, Hwang and Boucher thanked Weston taxpayers for staying active and engaged in state issues and pledged to continue working to pass pro-growth policies which put Connecticut back on a more predictable and sustainable long-term path.

Those who could not attend may contact Hwang and Boucher at 800 842-1421 or Shaban at 800 842-1423.

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(photo) Fairfield, CT: “Rugby Capital!”


Fairfield, CT: “Rugby Capital!”

Championship Teams Honored by Lawmakers, Public

Area state lawmakers and residents joined together on June 10 to celebrate the major accomplishments of Fairfield’s rugby clubs.

A ceremony at Anna Liffey’s recognized the Fairfield Yankees Rugby club ( on winning the 2016 Division III National Championship and the Fairfield Unified Pegasi High School club ( on winning the State Championship.

Coaches and players were praised by state lawmakers and presented with an official State Citation for their successful efforts.

“Fairfield truly is a ‘Rugby Capital’,” said Sen. Tony Hwang. “We’re so very proud of these local athletes, and we thank the staff and management at Anna Liffey’s for hosting the post-season ‘scrum’ of a celebration.”

“The Yankee and Pegasi teams are truly special. The bonds between teammates and generations of players help these players to be the champions that they are. We are so proud of both clubs and to have the opportunity to recongize them for their achievement,” Rep. Laura Devlin said.

“We’re so proud of Fairfield Yankees on this hard earned victory. It was great fun meeting the team, their families and coaches,” Rep. Brenda Kupchick said.

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