State Rep. Cheeseman: New Low-Income Discount Rate for Electric Customers Apply by Nov. 1st

Posted on September 22, 2023


Beginning on December 1, 2023, a new electric bill discount will be available to you if you have a financial hardship status on your electric account. Based on your household income or receipt of a public assistance benefit, you may be eligible for a 10% or 50% discount on your electric bill per month. For example, if you have a $100 monthly bill, it would be $10 less if you receive a 10% discount or $50 less if you receive the 50% discount.

Your discount will depend on your annual household income


Posted on September 15, 2023


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

State Rep. Holly Cheeseman hailed the announcement that a 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.

Rep. Cheeseman said, “For prescription drug savings, I encourage all Connecticut residents to sign up for this prescription drug discount card when this program launches in

State Rep. Holly Cheeseman: Public Meetings for Eastern CT Corridor Rail & Transit Feasibility Study Findings

Posted on September 8, 2023



Dear Friends and Neighbors,

The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) will conduct a series of public information meetings to review the findings of the Eastern Connecticut Corridor Rail and Transit Feasibility Study. 

The public information meetings are being held to provide the public and local communities with an overview of the study findings and offer the opportunity to ask questions and provide comments.

The draft final report

State Rep. Holly Cheeseman: Application Period for 2023-2024 Winter Season of the Connecticut Energy Assistance Program Begins on September 1

Posted on August 31, 2023


The application period for the 2023-2024 winter season of the Connecticut Energy Assistance Program (CEAP) will begin on September 1, 2023. The program helps Connecticut residents – including both homeowners and renters – with the costs associated with heating their homes.

Basic benefits toward heating bills range from $180 to $530 depending on income, size of household, and need. Benefits are available for households with incomes up to 60% of the state median income, which equates to roughly $79,910

State Rep. Holly Cheeseman supports Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program funding

Posted on August 30, 2023


On Monday, I supported the 2023-2024 Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) allocation plan to provide much needed energy assistance to low-income families who might struggle to heat their homes this winter.

This year, the state’s most vulnerable residents will receive a basic benefit of $530 and families will be eligible for two crisis benefits of $410.

During the public hearing, I, along with my Republican colleagues raised many concerns that benefit levels will be significantly lower

State Rep. Holly Cheeseman testifies against another unaffordable health insurance rate hike

Posted on August 21, 2023



Dear Connecticut Insurance Department:

I am State Representative Holly Cheeseman, representing the 37th district, and I want to thank you for convening this hearing to hear comments and testimony relating to proposed health insurance rate increases for policies in the individual and small group markets.

Connecticut residents and businesses, who are already grappling with inflation, were yet again alarmed when they learned of proposed rate hikes for health insurance, whether purchased on and off

State Rep. Holly Cheeseman Urges a Pause on Electric Vehicle Mandates

Posted on August 16, 2023


State Rep. Holly Cheeseman Urges a Pause on Electric Vehicle Mandates


HARTFORD- State Rep. Holly Cheeseman (R-37) along with House Republican leader Vincent Candelora and Senate Republican Leader Kevin Kelly today raised questions and concerns regarding the Lamont administration’s plan to enact new emissions mandates that would require all new passenger vehicle sales to be electric vehicles by 2035.

“This is an issue that will affect every resident who lives in the state of Connecticut.

State Rep. Holly Cheeseman: Hearing Set on Health Insurance Increase Request

Posted on August 16, 2023


Friends and Neighbors,

An informational public meeting is being held later this month on 10 rate filings from 9 health insurers for 2024 plans both on and off Access Health CT, the state’s federal Affordable Care Act exchange. The public informational meeting will be held in a hybrid format, both in person at the Legislative Office Building, in Hartford, and online at CT-N.

The insurers are seeking an average hike of 12.4% on individual health plans next year and 14.8% on small group plans.


State Rep. Holly Cheeseman: Comment on Proposals to Ban Gas-Powered Cars and Trucks

Posted on August 11, 2023


Dear Friends and Neighbors,

I’m writing to let you know about major regulatory changes that will affect all of us.

The state’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is accepting written comments on two proposed regulations, one that would ban the sale of new gas-powered passenger cars (beginning in 2035) and another that would gradually prohibit the sale of new gas-powered trucks that are used to ship goods and provide

Cheeseman Hails State Grant for Safe Futures

Posted on July 3, 2023


HARTFORD- State Rep. Holly Cheeseman (R-37) today applauded the state’s Bond Commission for approving a state grant for Safe Futures, Southeastern Connecticut’s preeminent facility addressing domestic violence.

On June 30th, the State Bond Commission, chaired by Governor Ned Lamont approved the grant in the amount of $5 Million for Safe Futures for the creation of a Family Justice Center and centralization of Safe Futures, which helps victims of domestic violence in Southeastern Connecticut.