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Greenwich Legislator Makes A Case For Telecommuting To Capitol

State Rep. Stephen Walko, a Republican from Greenwich, finds his 88-mile commute to the Capitol inefficient.
State Rep. Stephen Walko, a Republican from Greenwich, finds his 88-mile commute to the Capitol inefficient. Photo Credit: state Rep. Stephen Walko

GREENWICH, Conn. – A Greenwich legislator may introduce a bill in the state General Assembly to allow for limited committee votes via telecommuting.

According to a report in the Greenwich Time, state Rep. Stephen Walko (R-150), who has an 88-mile commute from Byram to the Capitol in Hartford, is considering drafting the bill to help make state government more efficient.

"While I recognize there are many more important items, such as our discussion on gun control and the budget, I have been exploring ways to make the Legislature more efficient," Walko was quoted as saying. "It is clear to me that traveling over 80 miles for a five-minute meeting at the expense of taxpayers is neither efficient nor overly constructive."

Whether he decides to write such a bill, he would likely not introduce it until the next legislative session at the earliest, according to the report.

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