Posted on February 25, 2022
Hartford – Republicans announced earlier this week that they are requesting a special investigation into the state’s school construction bidding processes. According to State Representative Pat Callahan (R-New Fairfield), this an issue that the legislature must address swiftly to restore the public’s confidence in state government.
“Allegations of bullying, cronyism, and awarding no-bid contracts are all issues attributed to the fact that the legislature has been on unequal footing from the executive…
Posted on February 16, 2022
HARTFORD – House Republicans held a news conference on Wednesday, February 16, to unveil the top legislative priorities for the 2022 legislative session. The five-part plan has been crafted to help point our state in the right direction in the wake of the pandemic.
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Posted on February 15, 2022
I sent out a pre-session legislative survey to provide residents of the 108th House District, comprised of New Fairfield, Danbury, Sherman, and New Milford, an opportunity to voice opinion on the important issues facing the state’s legislature. According to survey respondents, making Connecticut more affordable was the top issue that should be addressed by the General Assembly in the coming months. This is an issue that I plan to strongly engage on with a long-term goal of lessening the financial…
Posted on January 27, 2022
Danbury – State Representatives Pat Callahan (R-New Fairfield), Stephen Harding (R-Brookfield), and Craig Fishbein (R-Wallingford) hosted a Juvenile Justice Informational Forum via zoom on Wednesday evening. The forum consisted of a short presentation of various policy reforms that have accelerated the present-day issue of rising crime levels and specific legislative proposals to curb the trend in juveniles committing serious offenses. In addition to the legislators, Danbury Police Sgt. John Krupinsky…
Posted on January 25, 2022
IRS Free File will open January 14 when participating providers will accept completed returns and hold them until they can be filed electronically with the IRS. Many commercial tax preparation software companies and tax professionals will also be accepting and preparing tax returns before January 24 to submit the returns when the IRS systems open.
The IRS strongly encourages people to file their tax returns electronically to minimize errors and for faster refunds –…
Posted on January 20, 2022
Prior to the start of the 2022 legislative session, please take some time and fill out my survey. It asks questions about the major topics the legislature will likely move to address in the coming months. Your feedback on the survey will help me bring our district’s voice to the State Capitol when we start conducting business on new pieces of legislation.
Click here to take the survey.
Posted on January 18, 2022
The nonpartisan Office of Legislative Research (OLR) has issued its 2022 Major Issues report. OLR crafts this report annually to provide an overview of the major topics that the legislature is likely to take up. Of note are the sections addressing the pandemic (pg. 5), potential tax relief proposals (pg. 9), and juvenile justice (pg. 13).
To read the report, you can click here.
Posted on January 4, 2022
State Rep. Pat Callahan (R-New Fairfield) will be hosting Coffee & Conversation on Friday, January 14th. If you have any questions about the upcoming legislative session, or any comments or concerns about ongoing state issues, this is a great opportunity to discuss them with your state representative. Additional details are below:
New Fairfield – The Goodie Shoppe
Friday, January 14th
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Posted on December 15, 2021
Hartford – The governor’s team has indicated that a new ‘digital medical’ passport-like program will be launched within the coming days. Similar programs have been sporadically introduced across the country, like in Connecticut’s neighboring state of New York. The details of Connecticut’s program, however, are not being made public. According to State Reps. Pat Callahan (R-New Fairfield) and Bill Buckbee (R-New Milford), the lack of transparency the administration is sharing about this new program…
Posted on December 10, 2021
HARTFORD – State Representative Pat Callahan (R-New Fairfield) has earned a perfect voting record for 2021’s regular and special legislative sessions, never missing a vote during his first term.
“My goal as state representative is to ensure the towns of the 108th District, Danbury, Sherman, New Fairfield and New Milford, have a strong voice in Hartford,” Rep. Callahan said. “It is truly an honor to represent you at the State Capitol. My votes mirror the hard work ethic and values prevalent in our…