25+ Anniversary Celebration: Coventry Public Schools

Posted on June 4, 2024


(COVENTRY) — Congratulations to all those at Coventry Public Schools who recently retired and also celebrated 25+ years of service in education!

Last week, I was proud to recognize several Coventry Public School teachers and staff members who announced their retirement and others who just passed their 25-year milestone, serving in our local schools. Thank you for your years of dedication to quality education and mentorship!

Coventry High School Civics Class Visit

Posted on May 20, 2024


(COVENTRY) — Recently, I visited Mr. Poletti’s Civics Class to chat about my role in state government and some important issues facing our youth today. It was great to learn from our local students as they navigate their educational journey and become active voters. A special thanks to the teachers and staff who always make it a pleasure to return to CHS!

Securing Support for Families of Fallen Officers

Posted on May 17, 2024


(HARTFORD) — This week, House Republicans scored a major victory in officially establishing a Fallen Officer Fund that supports families of officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice. Specifically, this fund distributes one-time payments to the families of officers killed in the line of duty, helping them in their time of uncertainty, grief, and need.

This bill came in response to the sudden death of two Bristol police officers last year, sadly followed by the deaths of state troopers and other

VIDEO: Standing with Our Veterans: HB 5491

Posted on April 30, 2024


(HARTFORD) — Yesterday, I voted in support of HB 5491 which offers municipal property tax relief for certain Connecticut veterans who have a permanent and total (P&T) 100% disability rating. In my remarks, however, I recognize how this bill is yet another unfunded mandate for towns to implement without any state financial assistance, which is why I suggest incorporating state funding to help our small towns.

As a veteran myself, I am proud to support this bill but I look forward to revisiting

Promises Kept: Our FY 25 Budget Adjustments

Posted on April 25, 2024


(HARTFORD) — Today, I joined my House Republican colleagues in releasing our State Budget Adjustments for Fiscal Year 2025. After Democrats on the Appropriations Committee and Finance, Revenue, and Bonding Committee failed to propose adjustments, my colleagues and I stepped up to keep our promise of maintaining fiscal guardrails and making Connecticut more affordable.

Why it matters: if we fail to adjust the budget as a legislature, not only will it go out of balance on July 1st, but it would

PASSED: Combatting Street Takeovers – HB 5413

Posted on April 19, 2024


This week, the House passed HB 5413 increasing penalties for organizers and participants of street takeovers.

The Bottom Line: this bill helps deter crime, but doesn’t solve it. By supporting police recruitment initiatives, investing in our youth, and encouraging safer social media use, we can unite to end these episodes of dangerous lawlessness throughout Connecticut.

I hope this bill finds the same unanimous support in the Senate and in the governor’s office. To read more about HB 5413 or any other

YOU’RE INVITED: Pizza & Policy Event!

Posted on April 1, 2024


🍕 You’re Invited for some Pizza & Policy!

WHERE: Roberto’s Log Cabin (Lebanon)
WHEN: Monday, April 22, from 6-7:30PM
We encourage you to bring your appetite and your questions as we address the 2024 legislative session from key bills and budget adjustments to our expectations going forward. Please reach out to me at Tim.Ackert@housegop.ct.gov if you have any questions, ideas, or concerns!

**VIDEO** – Ackert Shares Early Voting Experience

Posted on March 27, 2024


Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Early voting for the 2024 Presidential Primary has officially begun and will continue for the following days: March 26, 27, 28, and 30. Yesterday, I had the opportunity to experience early voting, or as I say, expanded voting, with the hardworking employees at Coventry Town Hall.

Check out my video above as I go through the newly-implemented expanded voting process in my hometown of Coventry, CT. Although there are kinks to be worked out, I want to extend my gratitude

Early Voting 2024: What to Know

Posted on March 26, 2024


Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Early voting was approved by Connecticut voters in 2022. During the 2023 legislative session, the General Assembly authorized in-person early voting for elections held after April 1, 2024. Under this schedule, the first election utilizing early voting will be the Presidential Preference Primary on April 2, 2024.

The early voting dates for this election have been modified to reflect the Good Friday holiday and Easter Sunday. Early Voting will be held Tuesday, March 26

Ackert Stands Up to ‘Street Takeovers’ – HB 5413

Posted on March 21, 2024


(HARTFORD) — On Thursday, State Representative Tim Ackert (R-8) testified in strong support of amending House Bill 5413, “An Act Concerning the Illegal Use of Certain Vehicles and Street Takeovers. In his testimony before the Judiciary Committee, he demands inserting language that classifies organizing street takeovers as a Class D Felony for the first offense, and a Class C Felony for any repeating offenses.

Last summer, the town of Tolland was one among many municipalities that was subjected