Rep. Callahan Raises Concerns Over ‘Tire Stewardship Program’

Posted on May 26, 2023

HartfordState Representative Patrick Callahan (R-108) voted against An Act Concerning Extended Producer Responsibility for Tires, creating a stewardship program to oversee the collection and recycling of used tires.

As Ranking Member of the Environment Committee, I questioned the proposed changes included in the bill. Currently, retailers charge about a $5 fee to customers to accept and dispose of old tires.

“While I support the goal of preventing illegal dumping, that’s already against the laws

Rep. Callahan presents Citations to Sherman School students

Posted on May 26, 2023

ShermanState Representative Patrick Callahan (R-108) presented citations to Sherman School students today in recognition of their academic achievement. Sarabelle Hafer, Eliana Ostrosky, and Audrey Wiggins were recipients of the President’s Award for Educational Excellence. The President’s Award for Academic Achievement went to Casey Witt. The students were previously recognized during a school-wide ceremony.

“This recognition speaks to the fine work these students have done in class, and to the

House Republicans Call for Judiciary Committee Public Hearing on Amendment to CT Practice Book Bail Provision

Posted on May 19, 2023

HARTFORD—House Republicans on Friday called for the legislature’s Judiciary Committee to hold a public hearing on a proposed amendment to the Connecticut Practice Book regulation that specifies the percentage of police or court-set bond an individual must pay to free themselves from jail while their criminal cases are pending.

On May 8, the Rules Committee of the Superior Court held a public hearing on an amendment to CT Practice Book section 38-8 (Ten Percent Cash Bail) that would increase the maximum