Rep. Ackert Advocates for Care4Kids Program

Posted on March 12, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORD – State Representative Tim Ackert (R-8) joined other legislators to advocate for the Care4Kids program SB 993 ‘An Act Expanding Eligibility for Certain Families in the Care4Kids Program’ and SB 934 ‘An Act Expanding the Eligibility in the Care4Kids Program to Parents Enrolled in Other Types of School’ before a public hearing in the Education Committee.

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Reps. Ackert and Davis Attend Tolland County Chamber of Commerce Meeting

Posted on March 11, 2019 by admin


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TOLLAND – State Representatives Tim Ackert (R-8) and Christopher Davis (R-57) participated in a panel discussion hosted by the Tolland County Chamber of Commerce co-sponsored by the CBIA held at CNC Software in Tolland.

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Rep. Ackert Celebrates Read Across America Day

Posted on March 11, 2019 by admin


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VERNON – State Representative Tim Ackert (R-8) celebrated Read Across America Day as a guest reader at Lake Street School reading “Miss Rumphius” by Barbara Cooney to Mrs. Guillet’s and Mrs. Schipper’s fifth grade classes.

“It was an honor to be a guest reader at Lake Street School. Read Across America is a truly special opportunity to inspire a life-long love of reading and learning. As a parent and now grandparent I have enjoyed reading to my own kids and grandkids, I challenged these students to show off their skills by reading to their own parents and grandparents,” said Rep. Ackert. “It was also a pleasure to answer questions about my role as State Representative and give a few practical examples about how laws are made and the three branches of state government.”

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Reps. Ackert and Carpino Recognize Nicholas Wesoloskie, recipient of the Prudential Spirit of Community Award

Posted on March 7, 2019 by admin


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Reps. Ackert and Carpino met with Nick Wesoloskie of Coventry to recognize his work creating “PJ Day for Kids” and celebrate his Prudential Spirit of Community Award. The first PJ Day raised $500, today it has raised over $500,000 to benefit childhood cancer research. Congratulations Nick and thank you for everything you have done to help children across the state!  Read More HERE.

Public Hearing on Crumbling Foundations (3/8)

Posted on March 6, 2019 by admin


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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Because the issues of crumbling foundations are critical to our community, I am writing to let you know that the Insurance and Real Estate Committee and the Planning and Development Committee will be holding an important public hearing on Friday, March 8th, at 1:00 p.m. in room 2E of the Legislative Office Building in Hartford.

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Public Hearing on Tolls Wednesday (3/6)

Posted on March 4, 2019 by admin


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Dear Neighbors,

The legislature’s Transportation Committee on Wednesday (March 6) will hold a public hearing on two different bills that would bring highway tolls back to Connecticut.

The first bill (H.B. 7280) is from Transportation Committee, and the second (H.B. 7202) is from Gov. Ned Lamont.

Late last year, a well-publicized study on highway tolling indicated Connecticut residents could see as many as 82 toll gantries placed on highways throughout the state. Gov. Lamont, through his two-year

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State & Federal Proposals on Crumbling Foundations

Posted on February 11, 2019 by admin


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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Addressing the crumbling concrete crisis in our towns continues to be a non-partisan issue. I wanted to share an update on new proposals to help those struggling with crumbling concrete foundations.

Resolving this issue requires community, municipal, state and federal action. I applaud the efforts of the Connecticut and Massachusetts Senate Delegations for continuing to push for federal help.

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Capitol Update & Legislative Tools

Posted on February 1, 2019 by admin


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Dear Friends & Neighbors,

The 2019 legislative session is ramping-up. During the coming weeks and months, bill proposals will come before committees for public hearings and start advancing through the process.

There are many resources and tools that you can use to follow the action, research the issues and to share your support or opposition to legislation.

As

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New Laws January 1st

Posted on January 11, 2019 by admin


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Last year, we passed many bills that will have an impact on you and your families. A number of these new laws took effect on the first of the new year.

Here are a couple bills that I supported that became law on January 1st.

An Act Concerning Pay Equity

This act will prohibit employers, including the state and its political subdivisions, from asking or directing a third-party to ask about a prospective employee’s wage and salary history. The prohibition does not apply if the prospective employee

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Rep. Ackert Sworn In for Fifth Term and Appointed Assistant Republican Leader

Posted on January 9, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORD – On Wednesday, January 9th, State Representative Tim Ackert (R-8) took the oath of office for his fifth term as State Representative for the 8th District which includes the towns of Coventry, Columbia and portions of Tolland and Vernon.

“It’s an honor to serve the people of Columbia, Coventry, Tolland and Vernon for another two years,” said Rep. Ackert. “Last term we made important progress enacting new caps on spending and borrowing, this year we will need to defend these caps and continue

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