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Tax Free Week April 10-16

Posted on April 7, 2022


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From Sunday, April 10, to Saturday, April 16, there will be a tax-free holiday on clothing and footwear. Items sold at $100 or under will not be subject to the state’s sales tax during this time. This tax holiday was included as part of the recently passed HB 5501 “An Act Suspending Certain Gas Taxes and Sales and Use Taxes on Certain Clothing and Allocating Funds for Free Public Bus Services,” which also suspended the 25 cent per gallon gas tax and bus fares through June 30th.

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DOT Public Information Meeting Reinstallation and Removal of Horizon Curve Warning Signs 4/7

Posted on March 24, 2022


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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

The Connecticut Department of Transportation has announced a public information meeting scheduled for April 7th regarding projects to improve horizontal curve waring signs. Read the full announcement below for more information regarding the scope of the project and how to participate in the public meeting:

Public Information Meeting April 7, 2022 re: Reinstallation and Removal of Horizon Curve Warning Signs in District 2 (Towns of Columbia / Killingworth / East Haddam

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DMV Offering New Veteran Wartime Service Plates

Posted on March 21, 2022


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The Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles is now offering 10 new license plate options for veterans that commemorate specific wartime periods, including the Afghanistan War, Grenada, the Iraq War, the Korean War, Lebanon, Operation Ernest Will, Panama, the Persian Gulf War, the Vietnam War, and World War II.

“We owe our freedoms to the men and women in the U.S. Armed Forces, past and present, especially those who have served in war and conflict zones,” Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs

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Rep. Ackert Celebrates Read Across America Day

Posted on March 9, 2022


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COVENTRY – State Representative Tim Ackert (R-8) celebrated Read Across America Day on March 2nd, by reading to students in Mrs. Jensen’s kindergarten class at Coventry Grammar School.

In the class Rep. Ackert read four books, “I Need a Hug” by Aaron Blabey as well as three books by Mo Williems, “Edwina, the Dinosaur Who Didn’t Know She Was Extinct,” “The Pigeon Needs a Bath!” and “The Duckling Gets a Cookie!?”

The annual tradition, promoted by the National Education Association (NEA), began in 1998

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PURA: Virtual Public Listening Session on Performance Based Ratemaking – March 16

Posted on March 1, 2022


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The state’s Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) is tasked with regulating the rates and services of Connecticut’s energy utility and telecommunication companies. As part of their work, the agency is investigating different systems to help increase efficiency for customers while also reducing costs.

Two years ago, the governor signed PA 20-5 that requires PURA to establish a Performance Based Ratemaking (PBR) framework that “contain standards and metrics to measure how EDCs perform in meeting

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20220 Legislative Issues Survey Results

Posted on February 10, 2022


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Thank you for participating in my 2022 legislative session issues survey. As always feel free to reach out to me to share your thoughts, questions, and concerns about state government. You can view the results of the survey below:

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Women’s Business Development Council Webinar Feb. 7 6pm

Posted on February 3, 2022


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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

This Monday evening, I will be co-hosting a webinar for women-lead businesses to discuss the programs and resources available through the Women’s Business Development Council (WBDC). The webinar will be presented by WBDC program manager Wendy Vincent and will include information about the 2022 Women’s Equity Match Grant Program.

To attend the webinar, register using the link below:

Monday, February 7th

6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

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2022 Legislative Survey

Posted on January 31, 2022


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Dear Friends & Neighbors,

As we approach the 2022 Legislative Session, I wanted to hear your input on what matters most to you and your families. If you have a few minutes, please consider taking my short online survey. The survey addresses key issues facing Connecticut like transparency in state government, public safety initiatives, environmental programs, tax relief, and more. It is important that we hear from you before the Session begins on February 9th. To participate, click the link below.

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Rep. Ackert to Host Virtual Public Forum

Posted on January 24, 2022


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State Representative Tim Ackert (R-8) is hosting a Virtual Public Forum on Thursday, February 3rd to meet with constituents to discuss the upcoming 2022 legislative session that begins in Hartford the following week.

Constituents and concerned citizens who would like to discuss proposed legislation, present ideas or just listen to the conversation are encouraged to attend the free Thursday, February 3rd Virtual Public Forum Zoom Meeting by registering at:  www.RepAckert.com/PublicForum

***Please note:

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Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Posted on January 17, 2022


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