Statement From Rep. Patrick Callahan in Response to Gov. Lamont Cutting Cord on Emissions Regulations Proposal

Posted on November 28, 2023

Hartford—State Representative Patrick Callahan (R-108), Environment Committee Ranking Member, is responding to Gov. Lamont’s administration pulling the plug on a proposal to ban gas-powered passenger cars as of 2035.

“We’ve heard from many Connecticut residents who are concerned about this revolutionary move in just 11 years. Phasing in new technology should be evolutionary, while also giving people the freedom of choice. I share the concerns of my constituents, including electric grid capacity,

New Milford Delegation Tours Kimberly-Clark Kleenex Facility

Posted on November 21, 2023

Photo (from left to right): Jim Schneider (Kimberly-Clark Energy Procurement), Jean Cronin (President Hughes & Cronin Public Affairs), Susan Bruce (Energy Counsel, McNees Wallace) Nate Kenney (Kimberly-Clark Plant Manager), Rep. Martin Foncello, Rep. Pat Callahan, Rep. Cindy Harrison, Rep. John Piscopo, Rep. Joe Gresko, Sen. Stephen Harding, Rep. Bill Buckbee, Branch Sinkule (Kimberly-Clark Government Relations) are pictured at the Kimberly-Clark Kleenex plant in New Milford.


A response to Connecticut adopting regulations consistent with California’s vehicle emissions standards

Posted on November 17, 2023

The Governor and legislative Democrats made headlines recently when they announced their intention to ban the sale of new gas-powered vehicles in 11 years, a move we fear will all but eliminate consumer freedom while increasing the financial pressure on residents and business owners already squeezed by Connecticut’s infamous tax and regulatory environment.

Those concerns aside, the proposed regulation to have 100% of new passenger vehicles sold be green vehicles by 2035 raises many other familiar

Rep. Callahan, CT GOP lawmakers: “Pump the brakes” on proposed ban on gas-powered vehicle sales 

Posted on November 16, 2023

Hartford, Conn.– In advance of a key legislative committee vote on Nov. 28, Environment Committee ranking member Representative Patrick Callahan (R-108) joined members of the Connecticut House and Senate Republican caucuses to urge Democrats to “pump the brakes” on the Lamont administration’s proposal to ban the sales of new gas-powered vehicles by 2035 and send the proposed regulations back to the full legislature for more deliberation.

The lawmakers said the mandates, if enacted, will make the

Reps. Callahan, Chaleski Receive Update on Margerie Trail Planning

Posted on November 13, 2023

Danbury, Conn.State Representatives Patrick Callahan (R-New Fairfield) and Rachel Chaleski (R-Danbury) met recently with Danbury Public Works Director Antonio Iadarola to hear about progress on planning Margerie Trail, a 2.5-mile multi-modal trail along Margerie Lake Reservoir from Danbury to New Fairfield. The project is administered through a joint task force of representatives from the City of Danbury and the Town of New Fairfield.

“I’m excited that the task force has been making progress in

Reps. Callahan, Chaleski Tour First-of-its-Kind Biodiesel Fuel Plant in Danbury

Posted on November 2, 2023

Danbury, Conn.— The John Oliver Memorial Sewer Plant in Danbury is turning fats, oil, and grease (FOG) collected at restaurants for disposal into biodiesel fuel. State Representatives Patrick Callahan (R-108) and Rachel Chaleski (R-138) recently toured the conversion plant, which went into operation earlier this year. It’s the first of its kind in the nation, turning commercial brown grease into biodiesel fuel. The FOG is pumped into the plant, captured, and converted in an automated and continuous-flow

Rep. Callahan Earns Perfect 100% CBIA Score

Posted on October 31, 2023

Connecticut’s largest business organization recognized State Representative Patrick Callahan with a perfect voting score on key bills impacting Connecticut’s economic growth and business climate during the 2023 legislative session.

The Connecticut Business and Industry Association (CBIA) ranked all state lawmakers based on their support for the business community’s positions on 10 important policies. The bills all affect job creation, small business growth and economic stability in Connecticut.


Pizza & Policy in New Milford

Posted on October 30, 2023

State Rep. Patrick Callahan joined Reps. Martin Foncello and Cindy Harrison, and State Senator Stephen Harding for an informative Pizza and Policy event at Italia Mia in New Milford last week.

The legislators interacted with about 50 concerned residents who discussed the state budget, state spending and taxes, electric vehicles (EVs), sanctuary state and city concerns, exempting veterans with disability from more taxes and fees, Veterans Administration (VA) concerns, Red Flag Laws – do they work

Danbury Officials Tour Career Academy Site, Receive Update on Phase II Construction

Posted on October 27, 2023

Danbury, Conn.—State and municipal officials from Danbury were invited Thursday to tour the former Cartus property where work is underway to retrofit the building into a shared middle and high school.  State Representatives Rachel Chaleski (R-138) and Patrick Callahan (R-108), City Councilmembers and members of the Board of Education joined school administrators, construction managers and Public Works Director Antonio Iadarola on a walkthrough while receiving an update on Phase II construction.


Rep. Callahan, Gov. Lamont Tour Happy Acres Farm in Sherman

Posted on October 25, 2023

Sherman, Conn.—State Representative Patrick Callahan (R-108), Governor Ned Lamont and State Department of Agriculture Commissioner Brian Hurlburt joined Sherman officials on a tour of the town-owned Happy Acres Farm. Sherman acquired the 90-acre property in 2010 from Anthony Hapanowich.

“This has been a real success story for the Town of Sherman,” said Callahan. “Through smart management, they’ve preserved this agricultural gem and continued the farming tradition on this property.”

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