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REP. CHEESEMAN: CTDOT ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF NEW ONLINE HUB FOR TRANSPORTATION DATA

Posted on November 23, 2021


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Public Invited to Access New “Open Data Hub” for CTDOT Data, Applications, and More

(Newington, CT) – The Connecticut Department of Transportation has launched Open Data Hub, a new one-stop-shop for the public to access transportation data. The Hub allows the public to access and download timely location-based data and perform analysis through easy-to-use online tools, applications, and dashboards.

As a live platform with geospatial data, the Hub allows users to access official CTDOT data, such as

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State Rep. Holly Cheeseman Statement on Consensus Revenue Estimates

Posted on November 10, 2021


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State Rep. Holly Cheeseman Statement on Consensus Revenue Estimates 

“While it was heartening to hear that many of the budget measures passed in the 2017 Bipartisan Budget have filled our state coffers, today’s meeting was a sobering reminder that the robust state surpluses can soon vanish with significant looming deficits projected in future fiscal years.

It is a worrying sign that increases in many of the leading revenue indicators can be attributed to the high rate of inflation, including the

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State Rep. Holly Cheeseman: State Tax Amnesty

Posted on November 3, 2021


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This past legislative session, the budget (PA 21-2) created a tax amnesty program for taxpayers who owe back state taxes. This program is available from November 1, 2021 to January 31, 2022. The program covers any tax period ending on or before December 31, 2020. There is no limit on how far back one can go. Individuals and businesses are eligible for this program. The program provides a 75% reduction in interest and waives penalties and the possibility of criminal prosecution of those who have not

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State Rep. Holly Cheeseman: AT&T awards $10,000 to SAFE FUTURES DURING NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH

Posted on October 12, 2021


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NEW LONDON, CT – The AT&T Foundation awarded $10,000 to Safe Futures to support career and academic programming for victims of domestic violence. The month of October is recognized as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

The AT&T Foundation contribution will support victims of domestic violence in pursuing their education and employment goals to become financially independent. This will be achieved through providing scholarships to victims to attend job-skills training and educational programs,

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State Rep. Holly Cheeseman: October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Posted on October 5, 2021


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The month of October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM). Domestic violence is a serious violent crime that includes both physical and emotional abuse. It is frequently hidden from public view. Many victims suffer in silence, afraid to seek help or not knowing where to turn. The traumatic effects of domestic violence also extend beyond the abused person, impacting family members and communities. Children often witness the violence or become victims themselves. Stalking is a common and very

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State Rep. Holly Cheeseman New October 1st Laws

Posted on October 1, 2021


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There are numerous new state laws and regulations that will take effect in Connecticut starting today, October 1. Below is a selection of some of those laws followed by a link to a full list:

Pedestrian Safety

PA 21-28 clarifies the rules for pedestrians in crosswalks

Starting October 1st, drivers must slow down or stop if a pedestrian is in the crosswalk or indicated that they are going to cross.

Seat Belt Law

PA 21-175 increases seat belt law to include all passengers.

Starting October 1st, all

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State Rep. Cheeseman: Juvenile Crime and Emergency Order Powers

Posted on September 24, 2021


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When the Connecticut House of Representatives next meets on Monday, September 27th it will be in a special session to vote on a seventh extension of the Governor’s emergency powers, this time at least until February.

The Governor insists that Connecticut’s public health and civil preparedness emergency declarations must be extended, but our neighbors to the north in Massachusetts have still managed COVID effectively in their schools and workplaces, even though their governor, Gov. Charlie Baker ended

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Rep. Cheeseman: Scheduled Extension of Route 82 Road Closure in Salem for Ongoing Bridge Replacement Activities

Posted on September 21, 2021


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Scheduled Extension of Route 82 Road Closure in Salem for Ongoing Bridge Replacement Activities

The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing the scheduled extension of the existing road closure of Route 82 in Salem.  Route 82 will remain closed until October 1, 2021, to facilitate ongoing construction activities associated with the replacement of Bridges 01140 and 05401 carrying Route 82 over East Branch Eight Mile River and Swamp Brook.

The extended closure of route 82 is required as

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Rep. Cheeseman: Stand Down 2021 for CT Veterans

Posted on September 17, 2021


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I wanted East Lyme and Salem residents to be aware that the Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) will be holding Veterans STAND DOWN 2021 on September 22nd, 23rd, & 24th.

While the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way agencies and organizations operate, the DVA continues the state commitment to serving Connecticut’s Veterans by providing this “one stop” access to a range of programs and services offered by state and federal agencies, Veterans organizations, and community-based non-profits

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Cheeseman Held ‘Lunch & Learn’ Chat with East Lyme Seniors

Posted on September 14, 2021


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EAST LYME- To update the East Lyme seniors on the latest happenings at the State Capitol, State Rep. Holly Cheeseman (R-38) joined interested residents at the East Lyme Senior Center for a brief legislative update on the issues near and dear to their hearts at the Monday lunchtime event.

East Lyme’s resident representative joined dozens of energized seniors and guests to review new laws affecting seniors passed in the 2021 legislative session.

“It wonderful to be so graciously welcomed by this important

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