My Thoughts: On Why Banning All New Gas Powered Cars By 2035 Does Not Add Up

Posted on November 27, 2023

On the eve of the Regulations Review Committee’s vote on whether to ban the sale of gasoline powered vehicles, I wanted to expound upon the informational posts I’ve been putting out.

Earlier this year, Governor Lamont and his designees signaled that they would support a ban on the sale of all new gasoline powered cars and trucks, effective 2035.  This journey of bad policy began with the 2004’s legislature, which then voted to adopt California’s emission standards for light duty vehicles.  In 2022,

State Rep. Weir 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 Steve Weir (R-55) has received a 100% score for his 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

Prohibiting the Sale of New Gas-Powered Vehicles: Survey

Posted on October 13, 2023

State Rep. Weir Achieves 100% Voting Record During First Session

Posted on August 11, 2023

Freshman Lawmaker is Present for Every Vote During the 2023 Regular Session

HARTFORD – In his first full legislative session, State Representative Steve Weir (R-55) has achieved a perfect score for votes taken on the floor of the House of Representatives for the 2023 legislative session.

Each year, the House Clerk’s Office releases the data on members’ votes during the Regular Session and Representative Weir was present for all 368 votes taken during that time, one of 68 lawmakers to receive a perfect

Veterans Event – Rocky Hill Campus

Posted on June 20, 2023

On Friday, the Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will be hosting a ‘Veterans Open House’ for veterans, active duty servicemembers and their families.

PACT Act guidance, VHA healthcare enrollment & eligibility, toxic exposure screenings, and other important services will be available.

The event will take place from 9:00 a.m. to noon in the Gold Star Families Memorial Auditorium at the Rocky Hill Veterans Home, 287 West Street.

Rep. Weir Applauds Passage of Biennium Budget, Much Needed Tax Relief

Posted on June 7, 2023

HARTFORDState Representative Steve Weir (R-55) voted on Monday night into Tuesday morning in favor of the state’s $51.1 billion biennium budget that honors the fiscal controls put into place in 2017 bipartisan budget by staying below the spending, bonding, and volatility caps.

One of the most notable inclusions in the biennium budget comes in the way of $800 million in tax relief over the biennium, something Representative Weir and his Republican colleagues championed last spring. While Monday’s

State Rep. Weir to Host Post-Session Legislative Wrap-Up in Hebron

Posted on June 5, 2023

HARTFORDState Representative Steve Weir (R-55) will be hosting a Post-Session Legislative Wrap-Up on Tuesday, June 13 at the Flour Girl Café in Hebron.

Flour Girl Café, 12 Main Street, Hebron

Tuesday, June 13 from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

If you want to discuss the 2023 legislative session, have questions about state government, are experiencing an issue with a state agency, or have comments you’d like to share, this event will provide you with that opportunity.

If you have any questions,

House Republicans Unveil Biennial Budget Proposal

Posted on May 5, 2023

2024-2025 plan provides more tax relief than Governor and Democrats, invests in key areas including education and nonprofit social safety net providers

HARTFORD—On Tuesday, May 2nd, Connecticut House Republicans released a balanced budget proposal that provides more than $1 billion in broad-based tax relief to Connecticut residents while also making historic investments in education and providing more funding for nonprofit providers. The proposed budget has received praise from four local eastern


Posted on April 6, 2023

Today, State Senator MD Rahman (D-Manchester) and State Representative Steve Weir (R-55) welcomed this week’s announcement that Governor Ned Lamont’s administration will award RHAM High School through Region District 8 with $412,318 through the HVAC Indoor Air Quality Grants Program for Public Schools to improve air filtration and quality. This is part of a $56 million grant release to school systems across the state.

RHAM High School will receive $249,424 for school HVAC upgrades and $162,894 for

Glastonbury Citizen Column – MARCH 2023

Posted on March 20, 2023

Last week, I joined my fellow Glastonbury House colleagues Jill Barry and Jason Doucette at the Riverfront Community Center for a joint Legislative Town Hall. Prior to our meeting, the three of us me with local educators who provided us with relative concerns and comments regarding their profession and hearing their feedback is vital. As someone who comes from a family of Glastonbury educators – my mother was a teacher, my brother is currently a Glastonbury teacher, and beginning in the next school