It was a party line, Democrat versus Republican vote in the Senate, but when the House of Representatives Wednesday night backed spending $291 million to bring Jackson Labs to Connecticut, eight members of the GOP joined the Democrats in saying, “Welcome.”
And five of them were from Fairfield County – Reps. Tony Hwang, R-Fairfield, Terrie Wood, R-Darien, Lile Gibbons, R-Greenwich, Livvy Floren, R-Greenwich and Fred Camillo, R-Greenwich.
I’ll try to have more tomorrow on why they bucked their party.
I was told by Tim Bannon, chief of staff to Democratic Gov. Dannel Malloy and the man who put his boss in touch with Maine-based Jackson, that there are a few members of the lab’s board of directors who live in Fairfield County.
Sen. L. Scott Frantz, R-Greenwich, made a similar comment during the Senate debate, but still voted against the proposal.