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Buckbee’s Legislative Half Time Report

Posted on April 15, 2021


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We are roughly half way through the current legislative session. This session has been atypical, with very little in-person business being conducted. This has meant a quick adaptation by both the public and legislators to stay involved with the legislative process. At the beginning of session, I had proposed several bill topics that will help improve life here in New Milford and across our state. Now that we are through the public hearing and committee processes, we have a little bit better of an

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Rep Buckbee: Proposing Public Health Solutions to the Opioid Crisis

Posted on March 11, 2021


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To the Editor,

The first responsibility of any elected person acting in the best interests of our community. The legislature is considering many ideas this session, many more in fact than I had originally thought we would be able to consider based on the constraints of the COVID-19 pandemic.

To me, and in the perspective of my fellow residents, our state government should be focused on legislative initiatives that create a clear pathway to recovery. Recovery has different meanings for everyone. An

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Buckbee Testifies on Public Safety, Infrastructure, and Energy Initiatives

Posted on March 4, 2021


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HARTFORD – State Rep. Billy Buckbee, who represents the community of New Milford, participated in several public hearings this week at the State Capitol. Buckbee supported a range of initiatives, which spanned from providing greater recovery resources to overdose victims to re-introducing commuter rail service to New Milford. Additionally, Buckbee advocated for a new class of energy resource alongside State Sen. Craig Miner (R-Litchfield).

Addressing Instances of Expected Overdose

Buckbee testified

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Buckbee Votes Against Measure Minimizing Municipal Funding from New Milford

Posted on February 26, 2021


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Hartford – The House of Representatives met on Wednesday to discuss far-reaching legislation that removes already promised municipal funding from the Town of New Milford. State Rep. Bill Buckbee (R-New Milford) voted against the proposal, which changes the state’s Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILOT) formula.

“I’m all for helping out those in need but taking money from one pocket to put in another is not equitable,” explained Buckbee. “The reality is, our community is going to have to come up with a

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Buckbee Testifies on Multiple Public Safety Initiatives

Posted on February 12, 2021


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HARTFORD – The legislature’s Public Safety and Security Committee held a Public Hearing on Thursday, February 11, on several pieces of legislation. State Rep. Bill Buckbee (R-New Milford) testified on five separate pieces of legislation. Three are aimed at curbing the opioid crisis, one is intended to provide firefighters an exemption on personal income, and one to update the state’s regulations on video visual effects.

The committee heard 27 bill proposals during today’s hearing. “This is perhaps

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