East Lyme and Salem

Rep. Cheeseman and Sen. Formica Invite Constituents to Legislative Wrap-Up Meetings

Posted on June 6, 2019 by admin


HARTFORDState Representative Holly Cheeseman (R-37) and State Senator Paul Formica (R-20) are hosting two Legislative Wrap-Up Meetings in June to discuss major issues from the 2019 Legislative Session, which concluded on June 5th, with constituents.


When: Thursday, June 20, 2019
From 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Where: Salem Town Hall, Conference Room #1
270 Hartford Road, Salem

East Lyme

When: Wednesday, June 26, 2019
From 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Where: East Lyme Town Hall, Large Meeting Room

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Local Lawmakers Vote Against Tax Hikes and Anti-Business Policies Laden in New Biennial Budget

Posted on June 5, 2019 by admin


HARTFORD – At approximately 10:30 Monday night, after a full day of debate, the House of Representatives passed a biennial budget with a vote of 86-65. All Republicans, including State Representatives Kathleen McCarty (R-Waterford) and Holly Cheeseman (R-East Lyme), and a few Democrats, voted against the plan.

“This budget places a huge burden on our small businesses, human service providers and non-profit sector, which provide 80% of our jobs and, I believe, are the true heartbeat of our community,” said Rep. Cheeseman, member of the Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee. “We heard public testimony against these increased mandates, taxes and fees, and yet we’re going to implement them anyway? They don’t have unlimited resources. This budget plan was not the answer. In addition, this budget is full of hypocrisy. For example, if the majority party in Hartford is so concerned about the environment, why is the money from the 10 cent fee on plastic bags projected to raise $ 54.5 million in the next two years going into the General Fund, as opposed to going to recycling and pollution remediation? Our entrepreneurs are rightfully desperate for our help just to stay in operation.”

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June 2019 Business Advisory Council Meeting

Posted on June 4, 2019 by admin


SALEM – A couple months ago, State Representative Holly Cheeseman (R-37) hosted her first Business Advisory Council Meeting as a network in which local entrepreneurs can come together and discuss how state government can create a more business-friendly environment in Connecticut.

With the 2019 Legislative Session ending tomorrow, June 5th, Rep. Cheeseman would like to gather the council for their second meeting to recap what transpired during Session. Those who attended the first meeting, or who

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