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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.

The

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.

“There’s

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.”

The current resident

Survey: Prohibiting the Sale of New Gas-Powered Vehicles

Posted on October 11, 2023


New Laws Effective Oct. 1, 2023

Posted on October 2, 2023


Several new laws took effect October 1st. An expanded list of those new laws, along with summaries, can be accessed here.

A summary of some new laws include:

AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE CRIME OF HARMFUL COMMUNICATION WITH A MINOR

I introduced this legislation, Public Act 23-123, which says anyone age 25 or older is guilty of this crime when they use an interactive computer service or text message to knowingly persuade, induce, entice, or coerce a minor to share a photographic or recorded image for nefarious

Rep. Callahan Takes to Candlewood With CT DEEP to View Removal of Grass Carp

Posted on September 28, 2023


Sherman, Conn.—The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (CT DEEP) is removing some triploid grass carp from Candlewood Lake. State Representative Patrick Callahan (R-108), whose district includes four of the five towns surrounding the lake, is the Ranking Member on the legislature’s Environment Committee. He recently went out on the water with members of CT DEEP during one of their grass carp removal ventures. The operation involves an electrofishing boat, a gillnet boat,

New CT Prescription Drug Discount Card Program Launches Oct. 2

Posted on September 28, 2023


All Connecticut Residents Can Sign Up for the Free Discount Card To Receive Savings on Medication

State Officials have announced prescription drug discount card program will launch in Connecticut on October 2, 2023, enabling all residents of the state to receive savings on certain prescription drugs.

The program was established by a new law I supported (Public Act 23-171), which is to be administered by the Office of the State Comptroller.

To launch the program, the Comptroller has entered Connecticut

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