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Rep. Ackert (R-8) Earns a 100% Voting Attendance Record for the 2022 Legislative Session

Posted on August 8, 2022


(HARTFORD) — According to statistics provided by the House Clerk’s Office, State Representative Tim Ackert (R-Tolland, Coventry, Columbia, Vernon) achieved a perfect, one-hundred-percent, voting record in 2022.

During the 2022 Legislative Session, Rep. Ackert cast votes on all 265 separate pieces of legislation that came up for consideration on the floor of the House of Representatives. Only about 40 percent of legislators achieved a perfect voting record this session.

“Taking my voting responsibilities

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In-District Lakes Receive 2022 DEEP Grant Funding

Posted on June 30, 2022


(VERNON, COVENTRY) The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) has recently announced the recipients of the second annual round of grant funding through the Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Grant Program, totaling $370,000 for 15 projects.

The grant program funds initiatives to reduce the impact of aquatic invasive species on Connecticut lakes, ponds, and rivers. Some of these species, such as Zebra mussels and Hydrilla, can become critically hazardous to the ecosystems

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Are YOU eligible for the CT Child Tax Rebate?

Posted on June 30, 2022


Dear friends and neighbors,

The 2022 state budget provides for a child tax rebate of $250 per child, up to a maximum of $750 per household. Although it is referred to as a tax rebate, it will work more like the stimulus checks. Below is an outline of this information:

You must apply to receive the rebate check

To obtain the Child Tax Rebate, you must apply through the Department of Revenue Services (DRS). You can find an online application here. Any paper applications will not be accepted. The Child Tax Rebate is not a credit and may not be claimed on any Connecticut income tax return. The deadline to apply is July 31, 2022.

The child tax rebate is available to those who satisfy the following conditions:

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2022 CT Open House Day

Posted on June 10, 2022


Dear Friends and Neighbors,

June 11th is Connecticut Open House Day, an all-day event across the state for Connecticut’s museums, attractions and historic sites. Now in its 18th year, over 200 attractions will be participating by offering special events as well as free or discounted admissions.

Visit for more information and a full listing of events.

Nathan Hale Homestead, Coventry

Enjoy a free tour of the first floor of the historic Nathan Hale Homestead, from 12 p.m.

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Connecticut Families Need Relief

Posted on June 8, 2022


Connecticut is overtaxing its residents, following the 2022 legislative session budget adjustments, Connecticut is projected to close its fiscal year with a $956.4 million surplus. Factoring in the state’s revenue cap, this leaves $746.2 million in surplus funds available immediately to provide further tax relief. We can provide tax relief while still contributing a historic $2.85 billion in additional funds to pay down pension debt and preserving a record breaking $3.3 billion in the state budget

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June Office Hours

Posted on May 13, 2022


Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Please join me for Office Hours in Tolland and Columbia to discuss the recently concluded legislative session and state issues that matter to you.

Wednesday, June 1st

6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Tolland Town Hall – Conference Room B

21 Tolland Green, Tolland

Thursday, June 2nd

6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Saxton B. Little Library

319 Route 87, Columbia

National Drug Take Back Day April 30 2022

Posted on April 27, 2022


Dear Friends & Neighbors,

This Saturday, April 30th, is National Drug Take Back Day. The Take Back Day is part of the DEA’s National Take Back Initiative to safely dispose of unwanted medications.

Take Back Day Events are happening across the state from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Use the link below to search for local collection events close to you:

Search Take Back Day Events

Local Collection Drop Boxes

As of 2021, there are 116 drop boxes across Connecticut located at local police stations, state

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Connecticut Republicans Call for Tax Relief

Posted on April 22, 2022


Connecticut Senate and House Republicans unveiled a $1.2 billion tax relief package to help Connecticut’s working- and middle-class families.

The proposal reduces the state income tax for low- and middle-income families and individuals, reduces the state sales tax and eliminates the meals tax, extends the gas tax suspension, cuts the tax on diesel, expands property tax relief, eliminates the state’s new truck tax, accelerates the elimination of the income tax on pension and annuities, and reduces

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Tax Free Week April 10-16

Posted on April 7, 2022


From Sunday, April 10, to Saturday, April 16, there will be a tax-free holiday on clothing and footwear. Items sold at $100 or under will not be subject to the state’s sales tax during this time. This tax holiday was included as part of the recently passed HB 5501 “An Act Suspending Certain Gas Taxes and Sales and Use Taxes on Certain Clothing and Allocating Funds for Free Public Bus Services,” which also suspended the 25 cent per gallon gas tax and bus fares through June 30th.

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DOT Public Information Meeting Reinstallation and Removal of Horizon Curve Warning Signs 4/7

Posted on March 24, 2022


Dear Friends and Neighbors,

The Connecticut Department of Transportation has announced a public information meeting scheduled for April 7th regarding projects to improve horizontal curve waring signs. Read the full announcement below for more information regarding the scope of the project and how to participate in the public meeting:

Public Information Meeting April 7, 2022 re: Reinstallation and Removal of Horizon Curve Warning Signs in District 2 (Towns of Columbia / Killingworth / East Haddam

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