Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Lawmakers Form Long Island Sound Caucus

From: EastHaven Patch  by: Fred Musante

With legislators from East Haven in key roles, the caucus will focus on shoreline issues.

With sea level rise from global warming looming and coastal storms threatening the future of Connecticut’s shoreline, state legislators in Hartford have formed a Long Island Sound caucus in order to speak with a more unified purpose about coastal issues.

The New Haven Register reported that the new bipartisan caucus, which includes lawmakers representing East Haven, received the support of Gov. Dannel Malloy Wednesday when its formation was announced at the state capitol.

The Register said state Rep. Lonnie Reed, D-Branford, and state Sen. Len Fasano, R-North Haven, would act as caucus co-chairman. Fasano represents East Haven. Also on the caucus steering committee is state Rep. Vincent Candelora, R-North Branford, who also represents part of East Haven.

Goals of the caucus would include issues affecting the environment, economic development, public access, funding for Long Island Sound programs and fisheries resources.

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