Hurricane Ida Relief, FEMA Recovery Centers Open in Fairfield County

Posted on November 16, 2021


Hartford – Two FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) opened today in Bridgeport and Greenwich (Fairfield County) to help Connecticut residents affected by the remnants of Hurricane Ida.

Representatives from FEMA and the U.S. Small Business Administration are available at the center to explain disaster assistance programs, answer questions about FEMA letters and provide literature about repairs and rebuilding to make homes more disaster resistant.

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Buckbee, Callahan Visit Pratt Nature Center

Posted on November 4, 2021


New Milford – State Representatives Billy Buckbee (R-New Milford) and Pat Callahan (R-New Fairfield) were invited to visit the Pratt Nature Center. Established in 1967, Pratt is home to a 205-acre wildlife preserve, providing children and students the space needed to learn about the outdoors first-hand. The site is also home to the state’s one of a kind outdoor classroom and offers various educational programs, from summer camps to year-round activities, to those throughout Litchfield County.

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2021 Tax Amnesty Program

Posted on November 2, 2021


Hartford – The State of Connecticut has launched its 2021 Tax Amnesty program. To learn more about the program, you can visit GetRightCt.com. The program runs from November 1, 2021 through January 31, 2022. The program provides a 75% reduction in interest and waives penalties and the possibility of criminal prosecution to those who have not filed, have under reported or have existing liabilities related to taxes owed to the State for any tax period ending on or before December 31, 2020.

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State Reaches Settlement with Eversource

Posted on November 2, 2021


The Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) recently approved Eversource’s Settlement Agreement in response to an investigation into the company’s storm-related performance.

I’m encouraged by this news, and as we enter into the winter season I remain hopeful that Eversource will continue to improve their services and storm-related response moving forward.

The settlement agreement consists of the following elements:

  • $65 million in direct bill credits to Eversource customers to be distributed

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Callahan Appointed to Juvenile Justice Policy & Oversight Committee

Posted on October 27, 2021


HARTFORD – State Rep. Patrick Callahan (R-New Fairfield) has been appointed to the legislature’s Juvenile Justice Policy and Oversight Committee (JJPOC). The committee was established to review existing juvenile justice policy, recommend changes to strengthen the system and provide resources to at-risk youth. The appointment was made by House Republican leader Vincent Candelora (R-Branford), who is also a member of the committee.

“Representative Callahan will bring real world knowledge and expertise

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Callahan Achieves 100% ‘Pro-Business’ Voting Record According to CT’s Business Industry Association

Posted on October 21, 2021


HARTFORD – The Connecticut Business Industry Association (CBIA) recently released its 2021 legislative voting record scores. CBIA represents hundreds of businesses throughout Connecticut and advocates to the legislature on their behalf. The scores generated are based on the legislator’s support of the various topics endorsed by CBIA. State Rep. Pat Callahan (R-New Fairfield) was recognized by the organization as having achieved a 100% ‘pro-business’ voting record.

Callahan also went on to oppose

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Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Posted on October 12, 2021


October is domestic violence awareness month. Advocacy efforts to decrease incidences of domestic violence have made a significantly positive impact on how the legislature has responded to this issue. Consequently, the state continues to make progress in curbing incidences of domestic violence.

Earlier in the year, I proudly supported a new law that expands the legal definition of ‘domestic violence’ to include coercive behavior. Too often, victims of domestic violence crimes feel trapped in a helpless

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New Laws Effective October First

Posted on October 1, 2021


Several new laws will be taking effect Friday, October 1st. I have highlighted a handful of the changes to public policy below and I encourage you to review all the newly effective laws as they may have a direct impact on you, your family, or business.

You can access a complete list of them by clicking here.

October’s New Laws…

AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEFINITION OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

This new law was enacted to expand the definition of domestic violence to include coercive behavior. Additionally, the

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Drainage System Maintenance Activity Scheduled on Kent Road in New Milford

Posted on September 21, 2021


The Connecticut Department of Transportation will be repairing the drainage system on Route 7 (Kent Road) in New Milford at Everwood Drive. Work is scheduled to occur on Saturday, September 25, 2021, through Sunday, September 26, 2021 (rain date of October 2 and October 3, 2021).

Motorists can expect a road closure on Kent Road at Everwood Drive. Traffic control personnel and signing patterns will be utilized to guide motorists around the work zone.

A detour will be set up taking motorists to Route

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Tropical Storm Wrap-up & Resources…

Posted on September 9, 2021


The tropical storms that hit Connecticut last month brought with them great amounts of damage to private property and businesses. The Dept. of Emergency Management and Homeland Security (DEMHS) continues to do its assessment of the storm damage. Should DEMHS successful petition the federal government into declaring an emergency, FEMA resources will be made readily available to our community.

In the event an emergency is declared federally for the State of Connecticut, you will be able to get more

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