Tax-Free Week August 18-24

Posted on August 14, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon


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Governor Lamont made a proposal earlier this year that would have eliminated our “Tax-Free Week.” Based on the fact that $1.7 billion in new taxes were recently approved with the two-year budget, I stood firmly against this proposal in order to provide minimal financial relief to the hard-working individuals and families throughout the state.

I am proud to say that his proposal was unsuccessful. Tax-Free Week will begin this Sunday, August 18th, and will conclude on Saturday, August 24th. Many items

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Buckbee Earns Perfect Voting Record for New Milford

Posted on August 12, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon


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Hartford – Members of the House of Representatives were called to vote on 392 legislative items throughout the 2019 legislative session. According to voting records provided by the House Clerk’s Office, State Representative Bill Buckbee (R-New Milford) participated in every vote, earning a perfect one-hundred-percent voting record. Only 26% of the members of the House of Representatives earned this achievement.

“Without participation, our government simply does not work. It is important that when

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Substance Abuse & Mental Health Legislation Headed to Governor

Posted on June 14, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon


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Hartford – State Rep. Bill Buckbee (R-New Milford) co-sponsored several legislative initiatives, focusing on the delivery and accessibility of substance abuse and mental health resources. According to Buckbee, the opioid crisis has a direct correlation to the absolute necessity of such services and it is a core function of state government to ensure that those protections are provided to Connecticut residents.

“We have folks battling intense addiction, first responders ailing from post-traumatic

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State Rep. Bill Buckbee Opposes State Budget

Posted on June 4, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon


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HARTFORD – State Rep. Bill Buckbee (R-New Milford) stood with his Republican colleagues to oppose the Democrat budget, which came up for debate during Monday’s House session. Legislators were given less than 24 hours to review the document before the Speaker called for a vote. The document is comprised of $752 million in increased taxes over two years, not including the tax on hospitals.

“There is no evidence of structural changes, to help create an environment for economic prosperity, anywhere within

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Rep. Buckbee Hails Passage of Manufacturing Legislation

Posted on May 31, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon


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HARTFORD – State Rep. Bill Buckbee (R-New Milford) hailed the passage of legislation that will improve the ability for students to enter Connecticut’s manufacturing industry. The bill, H.B. 5333 “An Act Establishing a Pilot Program for the Expansion of Advanced Manufacturing Certificate Programs”, was positively acted upon by the House of Representatives on Thursday evening.

“We are always looking for ways to improve the economic climate in Connecticut. The manufacturing industry has great potential

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