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Rep. Cheeseman Achieves Perfect Voting Record for 2022 Session

Posted on August 12, 2022


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HARTFORD – State Representative Holly Cheeseman (R-37), recorded a perfect 100% attendance for voting in the 2022 legislative session.

According to statistics compiled by the House Clerk’s office for the 2022 session, Rep. Cheeseman cast a vote for each of 265 pieces of legislation put before the Connecticut House of Representatives this year.

“I’m proud to serve the people of East Lyme and Salem and bring their voice to Hartford. Being a responsible legislator means reading the bill, listening to

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2022 Connecticut Sales Tax Free Week

Posted on August 12, 2022


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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

From Sunday, August 21, through Saturday, August 27, there will be a tax-free holiday on clothing and footwear. Items sold at $100 or under will not be subject to the state’s sales tax during this time. This is the 22nd annual sales tax free week which typically occurs during the third week of August.

Examples of Exempt Items

Examples of Exclusions

Earlier this year we passed legislation – HB 5501 “An Act Suspending Certain Gas Taxes and Sales and Use Taxes on Certain

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Insurance Department Hearing on Proposed Rate Increases

Posted on August 3, 2022


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The Connecticut Insurance Department is considering substantial proposed rate increases for individual and small group (for employers with 50 or fewer workers) insurance markets. The average of the proposed rate increases is 20%. Nine health insurance providers covering approximately 206,000 people have filed for increases. The filings are for both the state-sponsored health insurance exchange, Access Health CT, and off-exchange plans.

According to the Insurance Dept.,

  • The proposed average individual rate request is a 20.4 percent increase, compared to 8.6 percent in 2022 and ranges from 8.6 percent to 25.2 percent.
  • The proposed average small group rate request is a 14.8 percent increase, compared to 12.9 percent in 2022 and ranges from 3.6 percent to 29.3 percent.

The Insurance Department Announced a Public Hearing on Rate Requests for August 15th

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