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From the Capitol: Public Hearings and Vaccine Update

Posted on March 2, 2021 by wroddy


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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

I wanted to take the opportunity to provide you with the following Capitol Update on a number of important public hearings taking place this week that you may want to know about. These bills making their way through the committee process include proposals to address sexual misconduct on college campuses, to mandate background checks for youth sports coaches, and to introduce online sports wagering and online gaming in our state.


Public Hearings the Week of March 1st

How to Make Your Voice Heard

Posted on February 17, 2021 by wroddy


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This year’s legislative session is shaping up to be different from any other, with lawmakers confronting the ongoing COVID pandemic and major issues like taxation, healthcare, and public spending. Over 2,000 bills have already been introduced in this session alone, and the ongoing public hearing process allows anyone to testify on any bill and share how they think it will affect them.

Testifying in person and giving your state’s elected officials your feedback is incredibly important to the political

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Representative Ackert Prioritizing Energy Costs, Key Environmental Legislation in 2021

Posted on February 16, 2021 by wroddy


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HARTFORD — On Friday, State Representative Tim Ackert (R-8) unveiled a forward-looking energy and environment legislative agenda for the 2021 legislative session. Proposals include addressing well-water contamination, expanding incentives for community solar projects, and streamlining the permitting process for new ‘food-to-power’ facilities in the state. Ackert, who represents the communities of Columbia, Coventry, Tolland, and Vernon, says that while all his proposals come in response to requests

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