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Legislatively Speaking
State Legislative Director:

Alma Graham
Echo Grange #180
702 Browns Road, Storrs, CT 06268
Tel. (860) 423-4332
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Committee:

Charles Dimmick
Cheshire #23
60 Broadview Rd., Cheshire, CT 06410
Tel. (203) 272-6072
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George Ward

Harmony #92
59 Short St., Shelton, CT 06484
Tel. (203) 929-3171
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Earl Phillips
Eureka #62
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Russell Gray
Ekonk #89
712 Ekonk Hill Rd., Moosup CT 06354
Tel. (860) 564-2131
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Legislative Liaison:

Gordon Gibson
Vernon #52
836 Hartford Turnpike, Vernon, CT 06066
Tel: 860-871-7757
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Legislative News ...
Legislatively Speaking: Plant Science Day at Lockwood

Every year in August the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station (CAES) hosts Plant Science Day at Lockwood Farm in Hamden. Lockwood Farm is named after William Lockwood who was from Norwalk and willed his estate to the Connecticut Department of Agriculture.

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Legislatively Speaking: Farmland Restoration Program

For many years Grange has supported farmland protection and restoration programs each legislative session. These programs are managed by the Department of Agriculture. In 2011, Governor Dannel Malloy created the Farmland Restoration Program (FLRP).

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The Legislative Objective ...

The legislative program of the Connecticut State Grange supports the interests of rural and suburban Connecticut at the local and state levels of government. The Grange's legislative posture is based on over 125 years of continuous concern for the problems of rural and suburban communities in a rapidly changing economic and social environment.

The Grange is very protective of its non-partisanship in the public forum. Thus, this positive force is used by the Grange in its approach to legislative matters and in its discussions of Grange legislative positions. Grange policies draw upon a historic strength, which in changing times, has emerged to address the needs of the traditional family unit.

The Grange legislative policies are "Community Grown". Members ideas are passed along to their Community and Pomona Granges as resolutions. These are then forwarded to the State Grange for consideration.

The State Grange Legislative Committee reviews the resolutions passed by the delegate body at the State Grange Session. Those that involve legislative issues are communicated to the Connecticut General Assembly. The Connecticut State Grange Legislative Handbook is an important tool used to relay the Grange's position on issues as determined by the delegate body. The Legislative Handbook is distributed to every member of the Connecticut General Assembly as well as all Pomona, Community, and Junior Granges in Connecticut.

Grange members are encouraged to read the Legislative Handbook. The committee will communicate to the Granges on active issues throughout the year. This will be either through the Granger or newsletters to the Pomona Grange chairman. Pomona Chairman are asked to pass this information on to the Community Granges within their Pomona. Members are encouraged to contact their local Representatives or Senators to support Grange positions on issues.

If any member would like assistance in contacting your Legislators or in writing resolutions contact any member of the Connecticut State Grange Legislative Committee.


Legislative Information ...

Read the CT State Grange Legislative Testimonies ...

Download the CT State Grange Legislative Testimonies in PDF Format --

• CT State Grange Testimony - Raised Bill 5419 - March 7, 2014

• CT State Grange Testimony - Raised Bill 5288 - February 28, 2014

• CT State Grange Testimony - Raised Bill 70 - February 19, 2014

• CT State Grange Testimony - Raised Bill 6314 - February 15, 2013

• CT State Grange Testimony - HB5410 - March 16, 2012

• CT State Grange Testimony - Raised Bill 84 - February 22, 2012

• CT State Grange Testimony - Committee Bill 5363 - March 14, 2011

• CT State Grange Testimony - Raised Bills 5203, 6262, 6263 - March 7, 2011

• CT State Grange Written Testimony - Bill 830 - February 2011

• CT State Grange Testimony - Bill HB5202 - January 31, 2011


National Grange Action Alerts ...

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• National Grange Action Alert - June 17, 2011 --


Urges Support of H.R. 872 - Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2011 (FIFRA)


• National Grange Action Alert - February 16, 2011 --

Urges Opposition to the Garrett Amendment to H.R. 1 - Eliminating MAP Funding

CT State Grange Legislative Committee on Twitter ...

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CT State Grange Legislative Committee on Twitter

National Grange "View From The Hill" Blog ...

Visit the Legislative Blog of the National Grange --

National Grange "View From The Hill" Blog

Download the CT State Grange Legislative Policy Handbook ...

Follow this link to download the CT State Grange Legislative Policy Handbook as a PDF FIle --

2013 Legislative Policy Handbook

2012 Legislative Policy Handbook

2011 Legislative Policy Handbook

2010 Legislative Policy Handbook


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