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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

Cheeseman & McCarty to Host a Constituents for Pizza & Policy Talk

Posted on November 3, 2023


OAKDALE- State Reps. Holly Cheeseman (R-37) and Kathleen McCarty (R-38) are inviting area constituents to meet for a “Pizza & Policy” talk to discuss the 2023 legislative session and to answer any questions they may have about state government.

The residents of both the 37th and 38th districts are encouraged to attend the informal meeting on Wednesday, November 15th from 6:00 P.M.- 7:30 P.M. at Oakdale Pizza, 1242 Old Colchester Road in Oakdale, CT 06370.

Both Southeastern lawmakers believe it’s

Rep. Cheeseman: CT DoAg Accepting Applications for Low-Income Pet Vaccinations and Sterilizations

Posted on November 3, 2023


CT DoAg Accepting Applications for Low-Income Pet Vaccinations and Sterilizations Starting November 1

In a press release, the Connecticut Department of Agriculture (CT DoAg) announced that the Animal Population Control Program (APCP) will begin accepting applications for the Low-Income Program to assist eligible Connecticut residents with vaccination and sterilization of their owned pets on Wednesday, November 1, 2023.

Application forms are available for download in English and Spanish at https://portal.ct.gov/DOAG/Regulatory/Regulatory/Animal-Population-Control-Program.

Celebrating the Mohegan Tribal Nation Acquiring Saint Bernard School

Posted on October 27, 2023


Early this month, State Rep. Holly Cheeseman joined elders, Mohegan Tribal Council members, Saint Bernard School representatives, and state and local officials for a celebration of the Mohegan Tribe’s acquisition of land that includes Saint Bernard School, and concurrent agreement for a long-term lease with the school.

The event was jointly hosted by Saint Bernard School and the Mohegan Tribal Nation in the school’s gymnasium, and featured an acapella performance by the “Tone Commandments.”


Rep. Cheeseman: Do you support a ban on the sales of new gas-powered vehicles within 11 years?

Posted on October 19, 2023