Energy Public Hearing Thursday, March 4 on Electricity Rates

Posted on March 1, 2021 by Admin

The Energy Committee will be hosting a Public Hearing on SENATE BILL 882 scheduled for THURSDAY MARCH 4 AT 10:00 AM – AN ACT CONCERNING CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION AND HOME ENERGY AFFORDABILITY. In this bill the governor’s law to require zero carbon emission by 2040 will be discussed. While well intentioned, this law would continue to significantly increase our electricity rates with mandates to use more “green power” sources.

I wish there was one factor that can be pointed to for causing our high

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Callahan Supports Commuter Tax Credit, New Lake Regulations

Posted on February 25, 2021 by Admin

Hartford – The House of Representatives met on Wednesday to act on legislation that will provide financial peace of mind to Connecticut’s commuters who travel out of state for work. State Rep. Pat Callahan (R-New Fairfield) voted for the new policy, providing commuters an income tax credit for taxes paid to the state their employer is in for the 2020 tax year. In addition, Callahan has co-sponsored legislation aimed at protecting Connecticut’s local waterways, like Candlewood Lake and Ball Pond.

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COVID-19 Vaccination Update

Posted on February 9, 2021 by Admin

Residents over the age of 65 can now begin to sign up for vaccination appointments. The following data represents the total number of COVID-19 vaccinations administered in Connecticut, as reported to the state as of Monday, Feb. 8:

  • First doses administered: 387,174
  • Second doses administered: 129,907
  • Total doses administered: 517,081

So far, the state has vaccinated 56 percent of its population over the age of 75. Connecticut remains in the top four states in the nation for vaccine distribution.

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Letter to Editor: It’s like Ground Hog Day, All over Again…

Posted on February 3, 2021 by Admin

To the Editor,

I began my term in Hartford a little over three weeks ago. In the early days of the 2021 session, there was a united feeling among all my legislative colleagues that we would be working on one goal – to safely re-open our state amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. That sentiment, unfortunately, has quickly evaporated.

Before the pandemic hit, residents were still figuring out ways to pay for the $2.1 billion in new taxes and fees the current state budget is balanced on. On top of the new

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Rep. Callahan Responds to Governor’s Request to Extend Emergency Order Powers

Posted on January 28, 2021 by Admin

Hartford – It was announced that Gov. Lamont is seeking to extend his emergency order powers through April 20, 2021. Considering the legislature has been in session for nearly three weeks, it’s disappointing to have learned that legislative Democrat leaders are poised to accept the status quo and allow this extension to go through without a vote or debate.

A select committee of 10 legislators was established when the crisis first began. This committee of 10 has the responsibility of meeting and reviewing

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New Fairfield’s Callahan Begins First Term as State Representative in Hartford

Posted on January 7, 2021 by Admin

Hartford – State Representative Patrick Callahan (R-New Fairfield) was sworn into his first term on Wednesday, January 6, at the State Capitol. Opening day ceremonies were held outdoors on the Capitol grounds, allowing all members of the House of Representatives a safe, socially distant space to kick-off the 2021 legislative session.

After being sworn-in, legislators participated remotely from their respective offices to act on the General Assembly’s operating rules for the upcoming year. Callahan

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Eversource Kill-A-Watt Information

Posted on December 29, 2020 by Admin

Connecticut residents in Eversource service territory can now check out a “Kill-A-Watt” kit from their local library to monitor their home energy use.

The kit includes a “Kill-A-Watt” meter and information to help homeowners and renters understand the three different types of electric use: plug, lighting, and mechanical.

With the help of a Kill-A-Watt meter and the Eversource educational booklet included in the kit, residents can measure and record the amount of electricity they’re consuming. The

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Callahan Appointed to Education, Environment, and Judiciary Committees

Posted on December 18, 2020 by Admin

Hartford – The 108th Assembly District’s newly elected State Representative, Patrick Callahan (R-New Fairfield), has been asked by House Republican leader-elect Vin Candelora to serve on several legislative committees in the upcoming session. Callahan has been appointed to the Education, Environment, and Judiciary Committees.

“I look forward to getting to work in Hartford, representing the interests of the residents and businesses in the communities of Danbury, New Fairfield, New Milford and Sherman,”

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