Danbury Area Lawmakers Warn of ‘TCI tax-in-disguise’ Proposal

Posted on March 21, 2023

Danbury– In a meeting with officials of three local home heating oil delivery companies Monday, Environment Committee ranking members State Representative Patrick Callahan (R-108) and Senator Stephen Harding (R-30), and Representative Rachel Chaleski (R-138) discussed S.B. 1145.  They talked with Leahy’s Fuels President Stephen Rosentel, Jennings Oil co-owner Jeff Jennings, and Norbert E. Mitchell President Matthew Mitchell about the proposal called An Act Concerning the Establishment of Sector Specific

Arts Endowment Fund Grants Awarded Locally

Posted on March 15, 2023

Hartford–The Connecticut Office of the Arts recently awarded Connecticut Arts Endowment Fund (CAEF) grants totaling $864,233 to 165 organizations across the state, including a couple in Danbury.

The Danbury Music Centre was awarded a $1,414 grant and the Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut in Danbury was awarded $500.

The CAEF was established by the General Assembly to stimulate the development of private sector funding and to ensure the long-term stability of Connecticut’s arts industry by

Chaleski Encourages Businesses, Residents to Speak Out on Highway Use Tax on Trucks

Posted on March 8, 2023

Hartford—State Representative Rachel Chaleski (R-138) joined a diverse group of business owners today in talking about the negative impact the state’s highway use tax on trucks will have on Connecticut’s economy. Four other states (New York, New Mexico, Oregon, and Kentucky) have such a tax. About 20 states have deemed this tax not to be workable and have repealed it. This tax will impact construction, lumber, energy, equipment transport, and agriculture among other industries.

The Finance Committee