Buckbee Supports State Budget

Posted on June 6, 2023


HARTFORD – The House of Representatives approved a $51 billion, two-year state budget on Tuesday. State Rep. Bill Buckbee (R-New Milford) voted in favor of the budget bill that delivers historic levels of tax relief and stays within the legislature’s spending guardrails.

“This is the type of product that comes together when both parties agreed to adhere to our spending and borrowing caps. I’m proud to say that this framework improved budget talks, which resulted in a bipartisan agreement. I commend

Flawed Energy Bill Clears House, Speaker Indicates Fix Later in Session

Posted on June 5, 2023


HARTFORD – State Rep. Bill Buckbee (R-New Milford), Ranking Member of the legislature’s Energy & Technology Committee, voted against Senate Bill 7 An Act Strengthening Protections for Connecticut’s Consumers of Energy. Buckbee and many of his colleagues opposed the bill because several of its sections required further vetting.

“We have a 40-section bill. There’s a lot of room for error when legislation is strung together at the last second. I appreciate the intent and unanimous passage in the Senate,

Buckbee’s Provision Allowing Parents to be Compensated as Caregivers Clears House

Posted on May 30, 2023


NEW MILFORDState Rep. Billy Buckbee (R-New Milford) proposed a concept earlier in the year that would allow parents or guardians of individuals diagnosed with an intellectual or developmental disability to be compensated as a caregiver. Current state law prohibits family members from being compensated as caregivers, creating an insurmountable financial burden for many Connecticut families.

“Earlier in the year the Human Services Committee heard from a resident of New Milford who is faced with