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Connecticut’s Overall Affordability is About to Get Worse

Posted on June 15, 2022

Connecticut’s overall affordability seems to get worse by the minute. For the trucking companies, farmers, and everyone in between who rely on diesel fuel to get from point A to point B, or purchases items brought to or through our state on a truck, it’s only going to get worse.

That’s because on July 1st, diesel prices are expected to increase another 9.1 cents per gallon. Combine that with a looming 17.5 cents per mile truck tax set to go into effect on January 1, 2023 and you have companies and

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Rep. Veach Supports Compromised Legislation to Address Juvenile Crime

Posted on April 29, 2022

HARTFORD—In a Republican-driven effort, State Representative Donna Veach supported compromise legislation aimed at curbing Connecticut’s juvenile crime crisis, laying a foundation for more work on improving public safety in communities where residents say they’ve felt threatened by a shocking escalation in the seriousness of crimes committed by young people.

“I feel that this bill is an equitable solution to the juvenile justice issues that have escalated throughout our state over the past two years,”

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Woody Williams Gold Star Families Memorial Monument Dedication

Posted on April 26, 2022

On Saturday, I had the extreme honor of being in attendance for the Woody Williams Gold Star Families Memorial Monument dedication at Berlin’s Veteran’s Memorial Park.

This monument will forever serve as a tribute to the Gold Star Families in Connecticut and a reminder to the sacrifices our veterans and their families have made in the name of the freedom.

People from all over our state and region will visit this site and remember those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice. We honor you and are forever

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Testimony in Support for Meaningful Juvenile Crime Reforms and the Rights of Legal Gun Owners

Posted on March 14, 2022

Chairmen Winfield and Stafstrom, Vice Chairs Flexer and Blumenthal, Ranking Members Kissel and Fishbein, and Distinguished Members of the Judiciary Committee, I write to you today in strong support for meaningful juvenile crime reforms and the preservation of the rights of legal gun owners.

The passage of several bills within today’s agenda will have an important impact in implementing meaningful crime reforms and in protecting the rights of legal gun owners. Juvenile crime rates are rising at an

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State Reps Veach and Fusco Collect Valentine’s to Share with Local Veterans

Posted on February 14, 2022

HARTFORDState Representatives Donna Veach (R-Berlin) and John Fusco (R-Southington) teamed up with elementary school students in Berlin and Southington to provide local veterans with cards on Valentine’s Day.

Students from Southington Catholic School, South End, Kelly and Derynoski Elementary Schools in Southington and Griswold and Hubbard Elementary Schools in Berlin participated in the collection. The lawmakers were able to collect several hundred cards as a result of the incredible participation

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Rep. Veach Kicks Off New Session, Highlights Legislative Priorities

Posted on February 9, 2022

HARTFORD On Wednesday, State Representative Donna Veach (R-Berlin) joined her fellow Republican and Democrat colleagues  on the floor of the house, officially kicking off the 2022 legislative session.

One of Rep. Veach’s top priorities for this legislative session is to improve public safety.

“For almost a year, my Republican colleagues and I have done everything within our legislative powers to sit down at the table with our counterparts and try and address this issue,” Rep. Veach said. “Unfortunately,

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2022 Legislative Survey Results

Posted on January 19, 2022

Earlier this month, I put together a survey asking for your feedback on issues around the direction Connecticut is headed, the pandemic, governor’s emergency powers, “gas tax,” tax reform and others. Many of these issues are expected to continue into the upcoming legislative session that begins on February 9th.

Thank you to everyone who provided feedback, your responses are greatly appreciated.

What should be the legislature’s top priority in 2022? (results below)


When members of the legislature

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Berlin Legislators Welcome Over $193,000 Grant to Support Senior Housing Construction Project

Posted on January 7, 2022

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Members of the Berlin legislative delegation – State Rep. Donna Veach, State Rep. Cathy Abercrombie and State Senator Rick Lopes, senate chair of the housing committee and vice-chair of the aging committee for the Connecticut General Assembly applauded the announcement that Berlin would receive a $193,600 state grant to advance a long-awaited affordable senior housing project.

The over $193,000 in funding through the state’s Brownfield Remediation Program will be for the

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Rep. Veach Achieves 100% Voting Record

Posted on December 13, 2021

Representative Makes Every Vote of the 2021 Regular Session

HARTFORD – In her first legislative session, State Representative Donna Veach (R-30) has achieved a perfect score for votes taken on the floor of the House of Representatives during the 2021 legislative session.

Each year, the House Clerk’s Office releases the data on members’ votes during the Regular Session and Representative Veach was present for all 426 votes taken during that time.

“Throughout the year there are many things that can

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Rep. Veach Honors Berlin Veteran with Legislative Citation for Service to Country

Posted on December 8, 2021

On Tuesday, State Representative Donna Veach presented John Lynch, a Korean era veteran, Marine, and Berlin resident with a legislative citation in honor of him being named Veteran of the Year by the New Britain Veterans Council.

John’s dedication to this country didn’t just end with his service. He’s a member of Franco-American War Veterans Post 26, General Haller Post 111, Military Order of the Devil Dogs, past president of the New Britain Veterans Council, past commandant of the Marine Corps

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