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Rep. Howard: 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

Rep. Greg Howard: I-95 Exit 91 NB On-Ramp Closure in Stonington

Posted on November 30, 2023


I-95 Exit 91 NB On-Ramp Closure in Stonington

The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing that I-95 Exit 91 NB On-Ramp will be closed beginning December 4, 2023 during the hours of 9:00pm to 5:00am.

I-95 Exit 91 NB On-Ramp will be temporarily closed beginning December 4, 2023 during the hours of 9:00pm to 5:00am for right shoulder reconstruction. The duration of nightly closures for Exit 91 NB On-Ramp is anticipated to be 1 week. These closures will not take place on Saturday or Sunday.

Rep. Howard Receives Legislative Police Award

Posted on October 19, 2023


LEDYARD – State Representative Greg Howard (R-43) ranking member of the Public Safety and Security Committee, today received the 2023 Police Officers Association of Connecticut (POACT) ‘Legislative Leadership Award’ at POACT’s annual Connecticut Police Officers Summit at Foxwoods Resort and Casino in Ledyard.

“I am honored to receive this recognition from the brave men and women who serve daily on the front lines protecting the public,” said Rep. Howard, a legislator in his second term who is also

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

Posted on October 17, 2023


Howard & Somers Applaud Small Town Funding Towards Projects to Bolster Economic Growth

Posted on October 6, 2023


HARTFORD- Senator Heather Somers (R-Groton) and Representative Greg Howard (R-Stonington) commend Governor Lamont for releasing state grants through the Small Town Economic Assistance Program (STEAP) for towns across Connecticut. The funding will be used to complete a variety of infrastructure improvements, such as road safety reconstruction projects, sewer and drainage upgrades, sidewalk and pedestrian safety enhancements, recreational facility upgrades, and other capital improvement projects. The

State Rep. Howard: 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

State Rep. Greg Howard Recognized by the Connecticut State Firefighters Association

Posted on September 19, 2023


On Saturday night, State Rep. Greg Howard (R-43) received legislative recognition from Connecticut State Firefighters Association for his advocacy during the 2023 session, especially his commitment to address staffing shortages and ways to avoid firefighter burnout.

The Connecticut State Firefighters Association is a non-profit organization that has more than 26,000 members (22,000 Volunteer Firefighters, 4400 Career Firefighters).

Rep. Howard said, “I want to thank all Connecticut firefighters

State Rep. Greg Howard: Lane Shifts/Ramp Closures I-95 Northbound in Groton, Stonington and North Stonington

Posted on September 13, 2023


The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing there will be temporary lane shifts and ramp closures along I-95 Northbound between Exits 91 and 92 during the Month of September.

Temporary lane shifts and ramp closures will be utilized to accommodate reconstruction of the right shoulder along I-95 Northbound between Exits 91 and 92 during the Month of September.  Message boards will be utilized when lane shifts and ramp closures approach.

DOT Project No. 0058-0340 is scheduled to be completed

State Rep. Greg Howard: 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.

This

Reps. Howard & Lanoue Meet with Ledyard Residents

Posted on July 19, 2023


LEDYARD- State Reps. Greg Howard (R-43) and Brian Lanoue (R-45) hosted a legislative town hall wrap-up for over a dozen Ledyard constituents this week at the Ledyard Public Library.

Both Reps. Howard and Lanoue discussed some of the major pieces of legislation passed this session, primarily the two-year state budget which effects every aspect of peoples’ lives in Connecticut from education funding to senior care.

As the Ranking House Republican on the Public Safety and Security committee and a member

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