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Tolls Vote Tomorrow

Posted on March 19, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon


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Tomorrow, the legislature’s Transportation Committee will likely decide whether to advance a bill to implement tolls in Connecticut. The meeting begins at 10:30 a.m., and it will likely be shown on CT-N.

I want you to know that I remain opposed to the installation of tolls in Connecticut. Residents and employers simply can’t afford it—especially when combined with the numerous tax hikes being proposed by Governor Lamont and the legislature’s Democrat majority. Yes, they’re considering taxing everything

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Rep. Buckbee Introduces Job Expansion Initiative

Posted on March 4, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon


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HARTFORD – State Rep. Bill Buckbee (R-New Milford) put forth a legislative proposal that would expand jobs and help increase the membership of the state’s workforce by incentivizing businesses to hire full-time employees. In the event that a business does employ a full-time, new hire, that business will be eligible for a tax credit.

“I believe the creation of a job expansion tax credit and program to be necessary to help our state’s employers by offering incentives for the hiring and retention of new employees. Providing Connecticut’s workforce with more full-time job opportunities would better assist our citizens, their families and the economy within Connecticut. This tax credit would afford businesses the opportunity to take on more employees than they would have considered previous to the creation of this tax credit,” explained Rep. Buckbee.

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Rep. Buckbee’s Military Identification Bill Heard by Veterans’ Affairs Committee

Posted on February 19, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon


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Hartford – State Representative Bill Buckbee (R-New Milford) spoke in favor of a new law proposal that would allow veterans or active military to use their military identification cards to enter public buildings that require one to present a form of personal identification. Currently, a driver’s license is the standard form of proving one’s identification, but not all veterans have a driver’s license.

Rep. Buckbee said, “Without question, one’s military identification should be sufficient to enter state buildings and other public buildings that require any individual to show some form of identification. A friend of mine, one of our veterans, was denied access to a building when he produced his military identification to prove who he was. To deny any member of the active military or veteran access to a building after they have shown who they are is just wrong!”

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