Injured state senator Andrew Maynard is improving and will be back at the state capitol next year. That, according to incoming senate president Martin Looney, who made the comments during a taping of Face the State set to air Sunday.
Maynard was critically injured this summer in an accident at his home in Stonington, and has not been seen publicly since. He has made no public statement, and the only updates on his condition have come through his family, who controls the visitors allowed to visit. Maynard is reportedly at a long term care facility, where Looney said his fellow Democrat is improving. Here’s an excerpt of my interview with Looney.
DH: Have you visited with him?
ML: I have once.
DH: Could he speak with you?
ML: Yes he could.
DH: Could he walk?
ML: Yep, walked freely without assistance.
DH: So you’ll expect he’ll be back?
ML: Yes I do.
Looney was joined on the program by his Republican counterpart, State Senator Len Fasano, who will become minority leader in January. We also talked about tolls, casinos, taxes and Newtown. Sunday is the two year mark of Sandy Hook.
You can watch the entire edition of Face the State this Sunday at 11AM on WFSB Channel 3.