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Buckbee Responds to Budget Veto

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“It is disappointing that the governor has decided to hold New Milford responsible for the inadequacies of state government. By vetoing the bi-partisan budget, the governor is rubber stamping continued wasteful spending, poor fiscal policies, and a general lack of understanding for the needs of the residents of Connecticut. This veto demolishes education funding to our most vulnerable population, our children. It leaves Connecticut without a budget, but I will continue to fight for common sense policies that do not rely on tax increases or picking winners and losers. Now that we are back to the drawing board, I will commit to work towards a balanced budget that streamlines government and one that equitably funds its core functions such as life sustaining services, education, and programs to our intellectual and developmentally disabled population.”

Sign Our Budget

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To the Editor,

Last Friday, the legislature came together and passed a state budget through both chambers. Members from each party voted in support of the budget, which does not rely on increased taxes to erase the current deficit while also funding the core services of government.

This budget preserves the right for every child in Connecticut to get a quality education through a new Education Cost Sharing formula that equitably distributes education dollars to New Milford. Additionally, it reduces municipal mandates providing a little more flexibility for cities and towns to allocate their budgets appropriately. Day programs for our seniors and the intellectual and developmentally disabled communities are vital. Critical social services, such as these, will continue to be funded under this budget.

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Buckbee Addresses CT Association of Probate Clerks

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New Milford – State Representative Bill Buckbee address the Connecticut Association of Probate Clerks (CAPC) on Thursday evening, July 27th. CAPC invited Rep. Buckbee to their meeting at Candlewood Valley Country Club in order for him to provide the association with a legislative update. “It was an honor to address the membership and guests of CAPC. This organization is comprised of caring individuals who work day and day out for the greater good of Connecticut’s citizenry. I commend the association, Probate administration and judges for all of their hard work,” stated Rep. Buckbee.

Letter to Editor: Budget Debate Denied

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To the Editor,

I supported an amendment during Monday’s Special Session that would have allowed the minority party to petition and bring out a budget for the entire chamber’s consideration. If passed, this provision would have served as a mechanism for the chamber to vote on the Republican proposed budget.

The House Democrats voted this proposal down on a party-line vote of 77-71.

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Buckbee: Legislature Must Vote on Budget

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HARTFORD – State Representative Bill Buckbee (R-67) expressed great disappointment on Tuesday after learning that there will be no legislative session prior to the end of the fiscal year to debate and vote on a budget.

“We are charged as a legislative body to pass a biennium budget before the close of the fiscal year. It simply did not happen, which is an extreme failure at the fault of the majority party leadership that has not brought a budget out for debate,” explained Buckbee.

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