Pavement Marking Project – Berlin and Southington

Posted on April 4, 2024

The Connecticut Department of Transportation will be conducting a pavement marking project in Berlin and surrounding towns beginning Sunday, April 7 through Friday, November 8.
The project consists of pavement marking grooves and epoxy pavement marking applications on center lines, shoulder lines and handwork. No work will be performed the day before or day after all State recognized holidays.
Traffic control personnel, sign patterns, cones, and truck mounted attenuators will

Bills of Concern Being Proposed this Legislative Session

Posted on April 1, 2024

As the various committees work toward finalizing bills in preparation for moving them along in the legislative process, I wanted to draw your attention to several proposals being introduced in this shortened session that will undoubtedly have a negative impact on public safety, landlord and property owner rights, small businesses, local control over zoning, and our overall economy.

Below are just a few examples of these types of bills.


HB 5324 – This bill prohibits members of law

State Capitol Hosts School Manufacturing ConnecCTion Fair

Posted on March 27, 2024

As part of the School Manufacturing ConneCTion Fair held today at the State Capitol, I had an opportunity to welcome educators and the 2023 CIAC Robotics Team of the Year,
FRC Team 195: The CyberKnights, from Southington High School.

This annual event brings together students and manufacturing businesses from across the state to highlight the types of internships and job opportunities that are available to students who may be interested in pursuing a career in the industry.

While I didn’t get to

Rep. Veach Tours McDougall Walker Correctional Facility with CGA Interns

Posted on March 14, 2024

Rep. Veach Testifies in Support of Bill to Assist Victims of Violence

Posted on March 5, 2024

Since last year, I have been working in cooperation with a constituent on passing legislation that would help with an incident that occurred with her daughter and student athlete from a different college.

This morning, I sat in front of the Higher Education Committee, alongside my constituent, as she testified in support of this proposal, HB-5340.

This bill would allow for a victim of sexual harassment, sexual assault, stalking or intimate partner violence who is not a student or employee of an institution

Southington Legislative Update – Feb 5, 2024

Posted on February 6, 2024

I’d like to thank everyone who took time out of their busy schedules to come out to the Legislative Update in Southington that Rep. Mastrofrancesco, Senator Sampson, and I held to hear from you to discuss the issues most important to you, your family, and the community.

Last night’s conversation centered around the recent EV mandate and push to follow California’s emission standards which would ban the sale of gas-powered vehicles by 2035. The overall concern among residents is our astronomical electrical

2024 House Republican Legislative Priorities

Posted on February 1, 2024

In preparation for the 2024 legislative session, I joined my House Republican colleagues today in laying out our legislative agenda with the focus on maintaining the state’s current fiscal stability and making Connecticut a more affordable place to live.
Our proposals highlight Security and Service while targeting six specific areas:
  • Responding to your public safety concerns
  • Protecting your pocketbook
  • Defending you from government overreach
  • Make state government responsive, efficient, and

New Laws Effective January 1st

Posted on January 2, 2024

The state budget, adopted in June, cuts the bottom two marginal income tax rates for all filers from 3% to 2% and from 5% to 4.5%. Income taxes on the first $50,000 in taxable income will be lowered for single filers and married people filing separately, $100,000 for joint filers, and $80,000 for heads of household. January 1 is also the start of easing the cliff on income tax exemptions for retirement income. The new budget adds a tax deduction schedule for retirement income above the full

Electric Vehicle Information Forum

Posted on November 8, 2023

State Senator Rob Sampson, State Rep. Gale Mastrofrancesco and I will be hosting an Electric Vehicle Information Forum designed to provide further insight into a plan to prohibit the sale of all new gas-powered vehicles by 2035.

The Regulation Review Committee will review such a proposal by the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) at an upcoming meeting scheduled for November 28th.

While we all support improving our environment within reasonable means, this proposed mandate, built

Rep. Veach Receives 100% Score for Supporting Pro-Business Initiatives

Posted on November 3, 2023

Lawmaker Recognized by Connecticut’s Leading Business Organization

 HARTFORD The Connecticut Business and Industry Association (CBIA) has recently released their ‘State House Voting Records’ annual report for 2023 and State Representative Donna Veach (R-30) has received a 100% score for her votes on key bills that impact Connecticut’s economic growth and business climate.

The Connecticut Business and Industry Association (CBIA) ranked all state lawmakers based on their support for the business community’s