Democrat “Meals Tax” Will Put 7.35% New Tax on Long List of Groceries

Posted on September 13, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORD – Today Senate and House Republican lawmakers held a press conference regarding newly released details on the “meals tax” included in the Democrat state budget set to go into effect October 1, 2019.

According to a Department of Revenue Services policy statement issued this week, the Democrat-approved 7.35% tax will be applied to a long list of food items that have never been taxed when sold in grocery stores before.

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CT Veterans Stand Down (Sept 20 – 8am to 2pm)

Posted on September 11, 2019 by admin


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Friends and Neighbors,

On Friday, September 20th, the Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs will be hosting the 2019 Stand Down event at the Rocky Hill Veterans’ Home from 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Connecticut’s veterans deserve the services that they have earned.

Many community providers will have booths set up at the event with specialists to help veterans receive and learn about their earned service benefits, employment opportunities, medical screenings, and legal services.

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School Bus Safety 2019

Posted on August 27, 2019 by admin


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Friends and Neighbors,

In the next few days children in the Coventry, Columbia, Tolland, and Vernon communities will head back to school. With the influx of children walking, crossing the street, exiting their buses, it is extremely important that we obey all safety regulations in order to ensure that our children get to school and home safely.

Below are a few tips motorists should obey while traveling along our local streets:

  1. Watch for children traveling to school when driving through local neighborhoods

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Rep. Ackert Achieves 100% Voting Record

Posted on August 21, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORD – Knowing the importance of being present for the district, State Representative Tim Ackert (R-8) for the eighth consecutive year has earned a one hundred percent voting record for roll call votes taken on the floor of the House of Representatives during the 2019 Regular and Special Sessions.

Each year, the House Clerk’s Office releases the data on members’ votes during the Regular Session. This year there were 392 roll call votes taken in the House of Representatives

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Sales Tax Free Week – August 18-24

Posted on August 16, 2019 by admin


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Dear Neighbors,

With the start of school just around the corner, I wanted to remind you to take advantage of the upcoming “Tax Free Week” which runs from Sunday, August 18 through Saturday, August 24.

This year, legislators fought back attempts by the governor to end the weekly tax break event which benefits so many families.

This one-week event eliminates Connecticut’s 6.35 percent sales tax on clothing and footwear costing less than $100 per item. Since sales tax is calculated after the use of

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Eversource to Conduct Statewide Infrared Helicopter Inspections

Posted on August 13, 2019 by admin


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Eversource will be conducting aerial inspections of high-voltage electrical equipment on rights of way throughout Connecticut this month. This semiannual inspection is an important part of the company’s ongoing commitment to providing reliable electric service. The work involves the use of a helicopter equipped with heat-sensing, infrared scanning technology which can detect potential equipment issues before they occur.

Aerial inspections start today (Tuesday, August 13) and continue through August

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August & September Legislative Updates

Posted on August 2, 2019 by admin


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Dear Friends & Neighbors,

In the coming weeks, I will be hosting office hours and legislative updates in Coventry, Columbia, Tolland and Vernon. As your Representative, it is very important for me to hear your concerns. Please join me to discuss legislative issues or questions you may have related to state government!

Best,

Tim Ackert – 8th District

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State to Pay 89% of Tolland’s Birch Grove School Reconstruction

Posted on July 22, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORD – State Representatives Pat Wilson Pheanious (D-53), Tim Ackert (R-8) and State Senator Dan Champagne (R-35) are pleased to announce the legislature voted favorably July 22 to reimburse the town of Tolland for 89% of the cost to rebuild Birch Grove Primary School.

Wilson Pheanious, with assistance from Ackert and Champagne, was able to negotiate for the unusually high reimbursement rate based on the emergency circumstances caused by the detection of a crumbling foundation at the school. Standard state reimbursement for local school construction projects are in the 50% range, which varies by town and project.

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Reps. Ackert, Davis and Delnicki Applaud Approval of Crumbling Foundations Legislation

Posted on July 12, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORD – State Representatives Tim Ackert (R-8), Christopher Davis (R-57) and Tom Delnicki (R-14) applauded Governor Lamont’s approval of Public Act 19-192, “An Act Concerning Crumbling Concrete Foundations” at a bill signing ceremony on Tuesday, July 9th.

“This legislation is the result of the hard work of impacted homeowners, advocates and strong bi-partisan cooperation. We are finally making progress and homes are starting to be repaired. However, there is always more work to do,” said Rep. Ackert. “One of the most important updates in this bill is the redefinition of ‘residential building.’ Multi-family homes and condominiums with more than four units will now be eligible for assistance.”

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Rep. Ackert Attends Bill Signing for Aquatic Invasive Species Legislation

Posted on July 11, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORD – State Representative Tim Ackert (R-8) joined Governor Lamont to celebrate the approval of Public Act 19-190 “An Act Requiring an Invasive Species Stamp for the Operation of a Motorboat on the Waters of the State” on July 9th.

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