Ackert Testifies in Support of Reduced Mandates and Student Trade Programs

Posted on March 16, 2023


(HARTFORD) — On Wednesday, State Representative Tim Ackert (R-8) joined the Education Committee to testify in support of two key bills that serve to fill more Connecticut jobs and reduce unnecessary mandates on school administrators. As Ranking Member of the Labor and Public Employees Committee, Ackert provided a valuable perspective on how both S.B. 1197 “An Act Concerning Workforce Development” and H.B. 6882 “An Act Concerning Mandate Relief” could promptly achieve these goals.

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Ackert Joins C. Ward Electric on Solar Installation Training

Posted on March 13, 2023


Earlier this week, Representative Tim Ackert (R-8) joined C. Ward Electric for a 1-on-1 solar installation training in response to recent concerns from fellow electricians, like Tim. Currently, the demand for solar panel installation on domestic property has become increasingly popular across our state. As utility costs continue to rise in Connecticut, reliance on solar power and energy has transformed the electrician trade.

“The trade is so bad now,” said Ackert, Ranking Member of the Labor and

Public Hearing on Repealing the Highway Use Tax – Friday, March 10th!

Posted on March 6, 2023


On Friday, March 10th, the Finance, Revenue, and Bonding Committee will host a public hearing to consider House Bill 5290, An Act Sunsetting the Highway Use Tax. This Republican-led proposal was initially denied a public hearing by Democratic colleagues, until House Republicans used a parliamentary procedure securing the 51 required signatures to force a public hearing for a bill.

The public hearing will occur on Friday, March 10th at 2:00PM in the Legislative Office Building Room 2E. The hearing

Ackert Testifies in Support of Three Major Bills

Posted on February 17, 2023


(HARTFORD) — On Wednesday, State Representative Tim Ackert (R-8) testified in support of three key bills during public hearings for the Planning and Development Committee and Transportation Committee. Rep. Ackert, who is a Ranking Member on the Labor and Public Employees Committee, emphasized the issues of damages from unclaimed property, municipal tree removal, and creating an electronic application for temporary registrations through the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).

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Rep. Ackert and DeCaprio Host Pizza & Policy Event

Posted on February 16, 2023


(LEBANON) — Last night, State Representative Tim Ackert (R-8) and Mark DeCaprio (R-48) joined for a night of Pizza & Policy at Roberto’s Log Cabin Restaurant in Lebanon, CT. Conversations and laughs filled the room as both representatives outlined their 2023 legislative agendas and fielded constituent questions and comments.

Some of the issues address included the Highway Use Tax (HUT), affordable housing, the sale of wine in grocery stores, and what the future holds in store for Hartford’s recently

Reps. Ackert and Nuccio Attend Ribbon Cutting for New Tolland Business

Posted on February 16, 2023


(TOLLAND, CT) – State Representatives Tammy Nuccio (R-53rd) and Tim Ackert (R-8th), attended the grand opening and ribbon cutting on Wednesday of a new location for Weiss, Hale & Zahansky Strategic Wealth Advisors (WHZ) in Tolland in Twin Pond Center on Merrow Road.

Pictured from left to right is Rep. Tim Ackert, (R-8th), Sen. Jeff Gordon (R-35th), Rep. Tammy Nuccio (R-53rd), and WHZ partners James Zahansky and Laurence Hale.

The company has another location in Pomfret Center and serves an array

A More Affordable Energy Policy

Posted on January 23, 2023


(HARTFORD) — On January 17th, State Representative Tim Ackert (R-8) joined House and Senate Republicans in releasing a comprehensive plan to combat record energy expenses in Connecticut. The package of proposals presents a long-term solution to reducing the costs of electric bills, ultimately making state energy programs more affordable.

More specifically, the plan consists of policies which will serve to lower energy costs for CT families by more than $362 million per year, saving the average household

Rep. Ackert (R-8) Attends Swearing in and Receives Committee Assignments for the 2023 Legislative Session

Posted on January 9, 2023


(HARTFORD) — On January 4th, State Representative Tim Ackert (R-8) was officially sworn in at the opening-day ceremonies of the 2023 Legislative Session. Additionally, each member of the General Assembly also received their legislative committee assignments and ranking member appointments.

Aside from his responsibilities as Deputy Republican Leader At-Large, Rep. Ackert was also appointed Ranking Member on the Labor and Public Employees Committee and will also be serving on the Energy Committee and

Rep. Ackert (R-8) Appointed Ranking Member of Labor and Public Employees Committee

Posted on December 13, 2022


HARTFORD — Last week, Representative Tim Ackert (R-8) was appointed Ranking Member of the General Assembly’s Labor and Public Employees Committee by House Republican Leader-elect Vincent Candelora (R-86). The role of a Ranking Member is to serve as the leader of the minority party in committee meetings and collaborate with Committee Leadership in proposing bills and legislation.

“I am so excited to begin the upcoming legislative term in a leadership role on the Labor & Public Employees Committee,”

Rep. Ackert (R-8) Summarizes the November 2022 Special Legislative Session

Posted on November 29, 2022


(HARTFORD) — On Monday, November 28th, Rep. Tim Ackert (R-8) joined the House General Assembly as they convened for a Special Session to discuss timely legislative issues including Home Heating Assistance, extending the Gas Tax Holiday, and expanding access to the COVID-19 Hero’s Pay Program.

More specifically, House Bill 6001 consisted of additional legislative concerns including extending free public bus fares, exempting label requirements for new bottles and cans subject to the 5-cent bottle deposit