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Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Posted on January 17, 2022


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January 11th is International Human Trafficking Awareness Day

Posted on January 11, 2022


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January 11th is International Human Trafficking Awareness Day.

Human trafficking, sex trafficking and other forms of mental and physical abuse are disturbing issues the legislature continues to tackle. Working together, the legislature continues to modify and strengthen state law in an effort to put an end to these abuses and to hold the abusers accountable.

Last year, I proudly supported, and the legislature passed House Bill 6657, that:

  • Provides human trafficking victims the ability to have certain

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Connecticut Essential Worker COVID-19 Assistance Fund

Posted on January 5, 2022


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The legislature approved the Connecticut Essential Worker COVID-19 Assistance Fund to provide $34 million in assistance to support the critical workers who helped keep the state open during the pandemic.

The program is being overseen by the State Comptroller with claim processing and payments handled by Public Consulting Group on a first-come, first-served basis until all funds are exhausted.

In order to be eligible, specific criteria must be met, including but not limited to:

New Laws Effective January 1st

Posted on January 3, 2022


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New policies affecting Connecticut taxpayers and businesses took effect on January 1st, 2022. This year, several important measures that may impact you, your family or your business become law, including:

New legislation effective

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Rep. Ackert Tours Inductive Autoworks in Tolland

Posted on December 14, 2021


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TOLLANDConn. — Representative Ackert recently toured Inductive Autoworks in Tolland to learn more about their work converting customers’ gas-powered automobiles to electric.

Inductive’s mission is to help bring electric vehicles into the mainstream by providing the knowledge, parts, and service to convert internal combustion vehicles into electric ones. Their founding team has extensive experience in the fields of high power energy storage systems, fabrication, software development, mechanical

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Rep. Ackert Receives ‘Legislator of the Year’ Award from the Associated Builders and Contractors of Connecticut

Posted on October 22, 2021


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SOUTHINGTON, Conn. — State Representative Tim Ackert (R-Coventry) was recognized as Legislator of the Year by the Associated Builders and Contractors of Connecticut (CT ABC) at their annual Excellence in Construction awards dinner on Wednesday, October 20th at the Aqua Turf Club in Southington.

Ackert, the former ranking House Republican on the Energy and Technology Committee, was recognized in part due to his long-standing support for workforce development in the commercial building industry during

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Veterans Stand Down 2021

Posted on August 24, 2021


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From the Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA):

ABOUT STAND DOWN 2021

The Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) is pleased to announce that we are holding Veterans STAND DOWN 2021 on September 22nd, 23rd, & 24th.  While the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way agencies and organizations operate, the DVA continues our commitment to serving Connecticut’s Veterans by providing this “one stop” access to a range of programs and services offered by state and federal agencies,

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Tropical Storm Henri-Related Losses and Filing an Insurance Claim

Posted on August 23, 2021


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If you have suffered damage due to Hurricane Henri these are the steps to take immediately:

  • Take photos of the damage and remove personal property if your home cannot be secured. Do not dispose of property until an insurance adjuster has reviewed it for your claim.
  • If you can still live in the home, talk with your agent about critical repairs that need to be made. Whether you make the repairs or hire someone, save the receipts for your claim.
  • If you need to find other lodging, keep records

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CT’s Sales Tax-Free Week Starts Sunday

Posted on August 13, 2021


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For one week starting Sunday, August 15th, until Saturday, August 21st, Connecticut’s 6.35 percent sales tax will be temporarily suspended for certain back-to-school items, including clothing and footwear. If a qualifying item costs less than $100, that item is exempt from the sales tax. For examples of qualifying and non-qualifying items, please see this guide from the Department of Revenue Services:

 

Examples of Clothing or Footwear That Are Exempt When Sold for Less Than $100:

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Antique clothing;

Vernon Set to Receive State Grant for Redevelopment Projects

Posted on June 25, 2021


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The Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) has announced it intends to award Vernon and other municipalities a total of $19 million in funding in Round 13 of the Brownfield Municipal Grant Program, according to a press release issued today by the agency.

Vernon is set to receive $2,000,000 for abatement and remediation of the former Daniel’s Mill, located at 98 East Main Street, that will be redeveloped along with the Amerbelle and Anacoil mills (the Rockville Mill complex) as a

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