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Rep. Cheeseman Joins Call for Investigation into Absentee Ballot Initiative that left 20,000 Ballots Unissued

Posted on August 5, 2020 by admin


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HARTFORD – State Representative Holly Cheeseman (R-37) joined with House Republican Colleagues to call for an investigation into a flawed absentee ballot mailing process that failed to process over 20,000 ballots before critical deadlines for the August 11th primary election.

“The ability to vote safely and with confidence in the integrity of the process are absolutely essential to our form of government,” said Rep. Cheeseman. “I am disturbed by reports that over 20,000 ballots across the state were

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UPDATE from Operation Fuel on Utility Protection

Posted on August 3, 2020 by admin


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THIS IS IMPORTANT FOR LOW-INCOME FAMILIES

COVID UTILITY PROTECTION ENDS SEPTEMBER 9, 2020

Protection can continue until October 31, 2020, if families call to get coded for HARDSHIP or WINTER protection.

The PURA (Public Utilities Regulatory Authority) July 21, 2020 ruling agrees to extend protection through October 31, 2020 for families who are coded as Hardship customers. On November 1, Hardship customers are protected from utility shutoff by the winter protection moratorium, which is effective

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Electric Rate Increases: PURA accepting public comment

Posted on July 31, 2020 by admin


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Friends and Neighbors,

Many of you have reached out to my office about Eversource’s recent unfair and debilitating electric rate hikes. As we face a global pandemic and high unemployment, now is no time to be drastically raising rates on residents and businesses.

I support a bipartisan effort calling for the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) to suspend the increase to components of the Eversource delivery rate that increased July 1st. This letter was signed by all caucus leaders and the

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Rep. Cheeseman Discussion with Superintendent Newton

Posted on July 24, 2020 by admin


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East Lyme Public Schools Superintendent Jeffrey Newton joined State Representative Holly Cheeseman on Monday July 20th, to discuss school reopening plans for the fall and address some parent questions.

Rep. Cheeseman Supports Capping the Price of Insulin

Posted on July 24, 2020 by admin


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HARTFORD – During a special session of the General Assembly, State Representative Holly Cheeseman (R-37) voted in favor of HB 6003, “An Act Concerning Diabetes and High Deductible Health Plans” on July 23rd, 2020.

The legislation would cap the costs of a thirty-day supply of medically necessary insulin at $25. In addition, the bill would place a $100 cap on a thirty-day supply of all medically necessary supplies and medications.

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School Reopening Conversation

Posted on July 16, 2020 by admin


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On Wednesday, July 22nd I will post an on-line video conversation with East Lyme Superintendent Jeff Newton regarding school reopening in the fall. Recently the State Department of Education (CSDE) announced reopening guidelines for the next academic year and hosted a webinar with state officials to discuss the plan. If you have any specific questions you would like me to ask during the video email me at holly.cheeseman@cga.ct.gov before noon on Monday, July 20th.

Judiciary Committee Listening Session on Police Accountability

Posted on July 16, 2020 by admin


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The Judiciary Committee will hold a virtual Listening Session regarding proposed legislation LCO #3471 “An Act Concerning Police Accountability” on Friday, July 17th at 10:00 a.m. This session is being held for the public to submit testimony and provide comment to committee members.

To access the rules of the Listening Session and for instructions on how to submit written testimony, please click the button below.

Testimony Instructions & Committee Rules

If you wish to speak at the Listening Session,

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I-395 Lane Closures in Montville & Norwich

Posted on July 13, 2020 by admin


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Dear Friends & Neighbors,

The Connecticut Department of Transportation recently issued an announcement regarding lane closures on I-395 that may impact your commute and daily travels. Read the press release below for more information on the project.

Sincerely,

Holly Cheeseman

Daytime lane closures on I-395 Northbound and Southbound in Montville and Norwich

The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing daytime lane closures on I-395 northbound and southbound in Montville and Norwich to

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I-95 Bridge Repairs in Waterford & New London

Posted on July 7, 2020 by admin


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Dear Friends & Neighbors,

The Connecticut Department of Transportation recently issued an announcement regarding bridge repairs on I-95 that may impact your commute and daily travels. Read the press release below for more information on the project and lane closures.

Sincerely,

Holly Cheeseman

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Celebrating Independence Day

Posted on July 1, 2020 by admin


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This weekend, we are reminded of the focus, determination and courage of those patriots who believed passionately that our nascent country deserved a better form of government, one that acknowledged “that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

Two hundred and forty-four years ago, on July 4, 1776, these patriots put forth The Declaration of Independence.  This document has

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