People in Connecticut love their New Haven-style apizza, but it seems that affection may not extend past the state border. This week, two New Haven legislators proposed a bill to adopt pizza as the official state food of Connecticut. House Bill 5656 - drafted by Rep. Patricia Dillon, 92nd District and Sen. Gary Winfield, 10th District - has been submitted for the 2021 session. The bill, which is one sentence long, attempts "to recognize the contribution of pizza to the state's cuisine and economy." The news seems to have angered Stephen Colbert, host of The Late Show, who dedicated a short segment of his show to poking fun at the bill and the state. "[Pizza] would replace the current state food, which is anything on the country club menu that you can eat through clenched teeth," he said imitating a snobbish accent. "Come off it Connecticut," he continued. "This is a little thirsty; you have zero cuisine of your own, so you - who sit right next to New York and New Jersey - are trying to steal pizza as your official food? Why? Because you have one town that makes good pizza?" What Colbert fails to note is the Nutmeg state does have at least one food all it's own (if we're discounting pizza) - the Connecticut-style hot buttered lobster roll. VOTE Pizza or lobster roll: What should Connecticut's state food be? Colbert went on to compare Connecticut's calling pizza its state food to the hypothetical situation of Canada calling baseball its official sport. He then apologizes to Canada saying, "I don't know how you got pulled into this story. I suppose it's because Connecticut is New York's Canada." Legendary journalist Dan Rather also questioned the proposed bill. "With all due respect, CT, but I think you'd come in third in the Tri-State Area, never mind them folks out in Chicago. (But hey, happy to be proven wrong)," he tweeted. State Rep. Rosa DeLauro responded, "Hold my drink. I need to bring @DanRather the best pizza on earth." This isn't the first time Connecticut pizza has caused a stir. In 2018, Jon Lovett, Barack Obama's speech writer and the host of "Pod Save America," compared New Haven-style pizza to Domino's. On the other end of the spectrum, in 2014, David Chang, the highly-regarded chef and founder of the Momofuku restaurant group, tweeted, "I think that America's best pizza resides in New Haven, CT. Deal with it." While the debate rages on, Connecticut awaits the fate of the new pizza bill. It is one of more than 2,000 bills that have been introduced for the 2021 legislative session, which is expected to last until June.