**SURVEY: Join Me in Fighting Job Suppression**

Posted on February 27, 2024


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Recently, I hosted a press conference fighting back against state mandated job suppression in many of our construction trades. Known as apprenticeship hiring ratios, state statutes currently limit the amount of apprentices a business can hire, shrinking our workforce, hurting our economy, and making it harder to meet our clean energy demands and hire the next, diverse generation of trade workers.

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If YOU are a trade worker, consumer, or business owner

Ackert Talks Online Safety with Coventry Students

Posted on February 21, 2024


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(COVENTRY) — On Wednesday, State Representative Tim Ackert (R-Coventry) joined Attorney General William Tong and State Senator Jeff Gordon (R-Woodstock) at Coventry High School to discuss responsible usage of social media. The elected officials administered a Q&A forum on the topic with a high school Contemporary Issues class and later, the 6th-8th graders of Coventry Middle School.

Ackert wrote his opening address using poplar artificial intelligence program, ChatGPT, to demonstrate how easy it

**VIDEO** – Ackert Leads Calls to Amend Apprenticeship Hiring Ratios

Posted on February 15, 2024


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(HARTFORD) – On Wednesday, State Representative Tim Ackert (R-Coventry) held a press conference calling for an amendment to state apprenticeship hiring ratios in certain construction trades. Ackert, who has been a licensed electrician for over 30 years, was joined by several skilled labor employers and employees that support changing hiring ratios in order to reinforce an aging workforce.

According to current law, which dates back to the late 1960s, the state mandates that each licensed apprenticeship

Ackert Announces 2024 Legislative Priorities: Security & Service

Posted on February 2, 2024


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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

This week, I joined my House Republican colleagues in unveiling our 2024 Legislative Priorities. Emphasizing Security & Service, our plan will maintain the state’s fiscal stability while making Connecticut a more affordable and safe place to live.

Why it matters: It is important to understand what issues we will be addressing as we approach the start of the legislative session on Wednesday, February 7th.

>> **Find our full plan HERE: securityandservicect.com** <<

Coventry Receives State Rural Transportation Grant

Posted on January 30, 2024


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(COVENTRY) — Today, the Connecticut Department of Transportation awarded more than $9 million in state grants for transportation infrastructure and safety upgrades in ten rural communities throughout our state. Among the towns, State Representative Tim Ackert (R-Coventry) announced that his hometown will be receiving $498,000 for general pedestrian safety improvements.

These grants will be released through the Transportation Rural Improvement Program (TRIP), which was recently created to support

2024 Major Issues Report Released

Posted on January 17, 2024


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Recently, the Office of Legislative Research (OLR) released their 2024 Major Issues Report, highlighting what issues we may address during the upcoming Legislative Session.

I encourage you to take a look at this report to better understand the most pressing issues we expect to discuss in our committees, public hearings, and in the House chambers during session.

> For the COMPLETE report by OLR, click the link HERE. <

For additional questions about 2024 Legislative Session expectations, please never

Ackert Talks Hiring Ratios for National Apprenticeship Week

Posted on November 17, 2023


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Happy National Apprenticeship Week!

This week, we celebrate the 9th annual National Apprenticeship Week, showcasing the fantastic benefits our state offers for apprentices and those interested in the skilled labor workforce. As an electrician contractor and sponsor for apprentices, it’s important to discuss one of the major challenges our apprentices face today: Hiring Ratios.
In the video below, I outline hiring ratios, how they limit the success of our apprenticeship programs, and how I look

Coventry Town Hall Event: November 30th at 6PM

Posted on November 14, 2023


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Attention Coventry Residents: **Town Hall Event**

WHO: State Rep. Ackert and State Senator Gordon
WHERE: Coventry Town Hall (1712 Main St, Annex, Coventry, CT)
WHEN: Thursday, November 30, from 6PM – 7PM
Please consider joining us as we discuss expectations for the 2024 Legislative Session and other important state issues! All residents are welcome from Coventry and other neighboring municipalities.
Contact Tim.Ackert@housegop.ct.gov if you have any questions!

Ackert Pushes for Safety of Health Care Workers

Posted on November 1, 2023


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(HARTFORD) — On Wednesday, State Representative Tim Ackert (R-8) joined a bipartisan legislative group in a press conference demanding better treatment of in-home health care workers. Following a rise in criminal cases regarding violence and abuse against certain health care staff, employers were joined by state elected officials to spread awareness and enact solutions on this growing concern.

The conference was convened following an incident where a nurse was murdered when visiting a halfway house

Ackert Scores 100% with Pro-Business Voting Record

Posted on October 30, 2023


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(HARTFORD) — On Monday, the Connecticut Business and Industry Association (CBIA) released their 2023 Legislative Voting Records grading General Assembly members on their support for key bills that promote local business, economic development, and a positive post-pandemic recovery. In their records, State Representative Tim Ackert (R-8) received a perfect score, demonstrating his commitment to business owners and our workforce throughout Connecticut.

“I am honored to once again receive a 100% voting

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