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Buckbee Opposes State Budget Adjustments

Posted on May 3, 2022


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HARTFORD – On Monday evening, the House approved adjustments to the state’s current state budget. State Rep. Bill Buckbee (R-New Milford) opposed the adjustment package because there was not enough long-term financial relief provided to residents and businesses.

“Legislators got an e-mail around 4:30 in the morning that contained the initial draft of the budget adjustments. This doesn’t give anyone, legislators or the public, time to fully review what’s

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An Affordable Connecticut

Posted on April 21, 2022


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Republicans held a news conference this morning to unveil a detailed tax relief plan “An Affordable Connecticut” that goes beyond the temporary relief package they supported earlier in the year. This proposed plan focuses on making broad-based tax cuts, totaling $1.2 billion in relief, that will benefit every Connecticut resident and business. To watch this morning’s press conference, click here.

An Affordable Connecticut

The plan is comprised of the following tax decreases:

New Milford Day Returns to Capitol

Posted on April 20, 2022


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HARTFORD – State Rep. Billy Buckbee (R-New Milford) began the tradition of New Milford Day at the State Capitol in 2018. On Wednesday, April 20, New Milford Day was once again held at the Capitol Complex in Hartford after a two-year hiatus caused by the pandemic’s building restrictions. Buckbee was joined by his fellow New Milford area legislators, including Rep. Pat Callahan (R-New Fairfield) and Rep. Stephen Harding (R-Brookfield).

“I want to thank our local businesses, services, and programs,

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Buckbee Sponsor’s Bipartisan Amendment as House Passes New Opioid Related Legislation

Posted on April 20, 2022


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HARTFORD – On Tuesday evening the House of Representatives took bipartisan action in passing H.B. 5430 An Act Concerning Opioids. State Rep. Bill Buckbee (R-New Milford) spoke in strong support of the legislation, offering two separate amendments to strengthen the bill’s intent, which is to combat the state’s opioid crisis.

In the 2021 session, Buckbee successfully shepherded public policy into a new state law that created a pilot program administered through the Dept. of Mental Health and Addiction

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Tax Free Week April 10-16

Posted on April 6, 2022


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From Sunday, April 10, to Saturday, April 16, there will be a tax free holiday on clothing and footwear. Items sold at $100 or under will not be subject to the state’s sales tax during this time. This tax holiday was implemented by the legislature in the same legislative package that suspended the state’s excise gas tax.

Click here for more examples of what items are tax exempt.

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