Ackert Testifies in Support of Reduced Mandates and Student Trade Programs

Posted on March 16, 2023


(HARTFORD) — On Wednesday, State Representative Tim Ackert (R-8) joined the Education Committee to testify in support of two key bills that serve to fill more Connecticut jobs and reduce unnecessary mandates on school administrators. As Ranking Member of the Labor and Public Employees Committee, Ackert provided a valuable perspective on how both S.B. 1197 “An Act Concerning Workforce Development” and H.B. 6882 “An Act Concerning Mandate Relief” could promptly achieve these goals.

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Ackert Joins C. Ward Electric on Solar Installation Training

Posted on March 13, 2023


Earlier this week, Representative Tim Ackert (R-8) joined C. Ward Electric for a 1-on-1 solar installation training in response to recent concerns from fellow electricians, like Tim. Currently, the demand for solar panel installation on domestic property has become increasingly popular across our state. As utility costs continue to rise in Connecticut, reliance on solar power and energy has transformed the electrician trade.

“The trade is so bad now,” said Ackert, Ranking Member of the Labor and

Public Hearing on Repealing the Highway Use Tax – Friday, March 10th!

Posted on March 6, 2023


On Friday, March 10th, the Finance, Revenue, and Bonding Committee will host a public hearing to consider House Bill 5290, An Act Sunsetting the Highway Use Tax. This Republican-led proposal was initially denied a public hearing by Democratic colleagues, until House Republicans used a parliamentary procedure securing the 51 required signatures to force a public hearing for a bill.

The public hearing will occur on Friday, March 10th at 2:00PM in the Legislative Office Building Room 2E. The hearing