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Rep. Ackert Receives ‘Legislator of the Year’ Award from the Associated Builders and Contractors of Connecticut

Posted on October 22, 2021


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SOUTHINGTON, Conn. — State Representative Tim Ackert (R-Coventry) was recognized as Legislator of the Year by the Associated Builders and Contractors of Connecticut (CT ABC) at their annual Excellence in Construction awards dinner on Wednesday, October 20th at the Aqua Turf Club in Southington.

Ackert, the former ranking House Republican on the Energy and Technology Committee, was recognized in part due to his long-standing support for workforce development in the commercial building industry during

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Veterans Stand Down 2021

Posted on August 24, 2021


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From the Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA):

ABOUT STAND DOWN 2021

The Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) is pleased to announce that we are holding Veterans STAND DOWN 2021 on September 22nd, 23rd, & 24th.  While the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way agencies and organizations operate, the DVA continues our commitment to serving Connecticut’s Veterans by providing this “one stop” access to a range of programs and services offered by state and federal agencies,

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Tropical Storm Henri-Related Losses and Filing an Insurance Claim

Posted on August 23, 2021


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If you have suffered damage due to Hurricane Henri these are the steps to take immediately:

  • Take photos of the damage and remove personal property if your home cannot be secured. Do not dispose of property until an insurance adjuster has reviewed it for your claim.
  • If you can still live in the home, talk with your agent about critical repairs that need to be made. Whether you make the repairs or hire someone, save the receipts for your claim.
  • If you need to find other lodging, keep records

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CT’s Sales Tax-Free Week Starts Sunday

Posted on August 13, 2021


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For one week starting Sunday, August 15th, until Saturday, August 21st, Connecticut’s 6.35 percent sales tax will be temporarily suspended for certain back-to-school items, including clothing and footwear. If a qualifying item costs less than $100, that item is exempt from the sales tax. For examples of qualifying and non-qualifying items, please see this guide from the Department of Revenue Services:

 

Examples of Clothing or Footwear That Are Exempt When Sold for Less Than $100:

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Antique clothing;

Vernon Set to Receive State Grant for Redevelopment Projects

Posted on June 25, 2021


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The Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) has announced it intends to award Vernon and other municipalities a total of $19 million in funding in Round 13 of the Brownfield Municipal Grant Program, according to a press release issued today by the agency.

Vernon is set to receive $2,000,000 for abatement and remediation of the former Daniel’s Mill, located at 98 East Main Street, that will be redeveloped along with the Amerbelle and Anacoil mills (the Rockville Mill complex) as a

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Ackert Backs Fix to Broadband Bill, Calls for Focus on Northeast CT

Posted on June 7, 2021


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HARTFORD — The Connecticut House of Representatives met recently to approve a bill to promote the deployment of high-speed broadband internet in unserved and under-served communities across the state. State Representative Tim Ackert (R-Coventry) lent his support to the bill, which he hopes will help more residents of Northeast and North-Central Connecticut take advantage of online commerce and telehealth with high-speed internet.

According to the independent research agency Broadband Access, almost

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Ackert Backs Greater Transparency for Coventry Lake Funding

Posted on May 12, 2021


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HARTFORD — State Representative Tim Ackert (R-Coventry) joined fellow members of the House of Representatives in passing a bill providing greater transparency in state efforts to combat invasive species in Coventry Lake and other Connecticut watersheds.

HB-6384, An Act Concerning Aquatic Invasive Species’ Effects on Lakes and Related Funding, would require the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) to report to the Environment Committee on the Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) fee

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Rep. Ackert’s Mid-Session Review

Posted on April 27, 2021


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As we reach the halfway point in a session unlike any other, I wanted to provide you with an update on my activities up at the Capitol. Government works best when the people make their voices heard and I want to personally thank all of you who have called, written or otherwise contacted me over this past year. Your experiences and opinions are so valuable to the legislative process and are at the forefront of my mind as I approach every single vote.

We have heard many different proposals on a variety

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Rep. Ackert, Business Leaders Warn of Unemployment Debt Crisis

Posted on April 8, 2021


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HARTFORD — State Rep. Tim Ackert (R-Coventry) joined leaders of Connecticut’s business community Wednesday in calling on the state to use incoming federal pandemic aid to shield employers from as much as $1 billion in looming unemployment taxes.

“Small businesses were hit hardest by the pandemic and as we get closer to summer and more people are getting vaccinated, employers are looking for predictability and a return to normalcy. Through no fault of their own, many were forced to make layoffs and

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Local Officials Visit COVID Vaccine Clinic at Vernon Senior Center

Posted on April 5, 2021


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VERNON — State Rep. Tim Ackert (R-8) visited the COVID vaccine clinic at the Vernon Senior Center today, along with other town and state officials, to see firsthand the success of the vaccine distribution program serving area residents. Ackert was joined by U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, Vernon Mayor Dan Champagne and Vernon Town Administrator Michael Purcaro during a discussion of the town’s vaccine program, which can now serve residents aged 16 and older as of April 1st.

Volunteers prepare doses of the

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