Rep. O’Brien is a Democrat in Connecticut’s 24th House District, a resident of New Britain, and a prolific blogger. Not only does he frequently update his own blogspot blog with clear insight into the legislative process, he’s also a contributor to Connecticut’s progressive community blog, My Left Nutmeg.
Though the session is over, Rep. O’Brien is still blogging. Most recently he published the legislative report from the New Britain delegation:
There are many ways, big and small, that we were able to help New Britaingrants enabling the city to lower property taxes, support for education, health care, job training, local arts groups and more, said Representative Tim OBrien. The New Britain delegation worked hard this year, and we are ready for more important work to come.
A couple of weeks ago, when the budget approval process went all night long, Rep. O’Brien checked in with his blog before heading home:
And, of course, I am disappointed that the important tax reforms that I voted for and that Gov. Rell vetoed were not in the budget. The result of this is that most people in the state will pay higher taxes than they would have if the Democratic budget was approved.
I am headed home now. It’s 5:05am.
Some members of the CTLP community have already posed questions for Rep. O’Brien in the comments of Genghis Conn’s announcement post (and he started answering them last night! How’s that for dedication?)
I’d like to thank Rep. O’Brien for taking the time to stop by and answer our questions and hear our concerns. My favorite thing about Tim O’Brien is that though he formally represents the 24th, he strives to represent us all (certainly all of us in New Britain). He’s an unapologetic Democrat, and so it is certain that many in this community will disagree with some of his positions, but Representative O’Brien will always hear you out and give you a fair, honest response.
So without further ado, please join Representative Tim O’Brien in the comments section!
I was asked by my friend CGG to write a brief post introducing Tim O’Brien to the CTLP community to start off tonight’s live blog conversation, and jumped at the chance. Many of you know my blog over at spazeboy.net, and the New Britain TownBlog that I maintain under the CTLP banner.