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Rep. Cheeseman Advocates for Substance-Free Housing

Posted on February 22, 2024


HARTFORD- State Rep. Holly Cheeseman (R-37) today testified in support of a proposed bill in the Higher Education Committee that would require institutions of higher education to provide options for substance-free housing on campus.

The legislation, HB 5129 An Act Concerning Substance-Free Housing On College Campuses, would require each institution of higher education in the state that provides on-campus student housing provide students with an option for substance-free housing. “Substance-free housing”

Wrong Way Detection Installations: Lisbon, Norwich, New London

Posted on February 13, 2024


The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) is announcing wrong way detection installation projects in various locations in District 2.

The project consists of upgrades at locations in Lisbon, Norwich, and New London at the following:

  • Lisbon starting onTuesday, February 13, 2024 | 7:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.
  • I-395 Exit 21B southbound off-ramp


  • I-395 Exit 21 northbound off-ramp
  • Norwich starting on Wednesday, February 14, 2024 | 7:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.
  • Exit 14 southbound off-ramp from I-395

Rep. Cheeseman Partnered with State Comptroller on Informational Forum on Prescription Discounts

Posted on February 7, 2024


HARTFORD – State Comptroller Sean Scanlon and State Representative Holly Cheeseman (R-37) hosted an informational forum on Tuesday morning on ArrayRX, a free digital discount card that will help seniors save on their medications at the East Lyme Senior Center.

The state’s comptroller provided a presentation on the program. Then he along with Rep. Cheeseman answered questions from East Lyme seniors. Some of the questions were: how to sign up and how to use the card most efficiently.

“With the high

Cheeseman Calls for CT Ban on Female Genital Mutilation Cutting

Posted on January 25, 2024


HARFORD- Today, State Rep. Holly Cheeseman (R-37) attended an informational forum at the State Capitol called Preventing Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting in Connecticut: Why Comprehensive Laws Matter.

“I heard horrifying stories from women about this awful and inhumane practice and strongly believe Connecticut should pass a ban on Female Genital Mutilation/ Cutting this session,” said Rep. Cheeseman.

Female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) is human rights violation that affects millions of women

State Rep. Cheeseman: Safety Improvements on Route 82

Posted on January 5, 2024


The Connecticut DOT is encouraging residents, commuters, business owners, and interested individuals to attend an informational meeting on Thursday, January 18, 2024 (Snow Date January 24, 2024) to learn about and discuss Phase 1 of the proposed Route 82 project.

The meeting will be held at the Kelly STEAM Magnet Middle School, 25 Mahan Drive, Norwich, Connecticut, 06360.

There will be an opportunity for individual discussions with DOT officials beginning at 6:00 p.m., with the formal presentation

Rep. Cheeseman: New Laws Effective January 1

Posted on December 22, 2023


Several new laws will take effect January 1st that could have an impact on you, your business, or our community. I have highlighted some of them below. An expanded list of those that will take effect on January 1, along with summaries, can be accessed here.

The new year also brings the start of a new legislative session – the second year of the biennium which is known colloquially as the “short session” – which begins on February 7, 2024. Due to the truncated timeline of the short session, only bills

Cheeseman: Tax Relief Coming for CT Families and Seniors

Posted on December 21, 2023


HARTFORD- State Rep. Holly Cheeseman (R-37) attended a press conference with legislative leaders and Governor Ned Lamont announcing that three significant tax relief measures will take effect in Connecticut at the start of 2024, and among them are the largest income tax reduction ever enacted in state history, an increase in a tax credit targeting the lowest-income workers, and an expansion of exemptions on certain pension and annuity earnings to benefit seniors.

They are the result of the fiscal

Rep. Cheeseman tours paper products company

Posted on December 1, 2023


NEW MILFORD- As a member of the legislature’s Energy & Technology committee, State Rep. Holly Cheeseman (R-37) toured Kimberly-Clark, located in New Milford, CT with other state legislators. Kimberly-Clark produces paper products, with the mill in Connecticut producing hundreds of thousands of Kleenex per day.

The plant in New Milford employs over 350 people, with the majority living in the greater New Milford/Danbury area. About 1/3rd of the workforce lives directly in New Milford, but some employees

Rep. Cheeseman: Gas-Powered Vehicle Ban Delayed

Posted on November 28, 2023


HARTFORD- State Rep. Holly Cheeseman (R-37) hailed the announcement by Governor Ned Lamont to withdraw a plan to adopt comprehensive Electric Vehicle regulations proposed by the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) that would eliminate gas-powered vehicles starting in 2035.

“This is a victory for Connecticut families. My constituents in East Lyme, Montville and Salem overwhelmingly sent me emails and calls opposing this electric vehicle mandate. I am grateful the governor made

Rep. Cheeseman: “Pump the brakes” on proposed ban on gas-powered vehicle sales

Posted on November 16, 2023


Key committee vote to be held on Nov. 28

CT farmers, fuel distributors and truckers speak out vs. adoption of regulations

HARTFORD- State Rep. Holly Cheeseman (R-37) along with Senate Republican Leader Kevin Kelly and House Republican Leader Vincent Candelora today urged Democrats to “pump the brakes” on the Lamont administration’s proposal to ban the sales of new gas-powered vehicles by 2035 and send the proposed regulations back to the full legislature for more deliberation.

The lawmakers said