August & September Legislative Updates

Posted on August 2, 2019 by admin


Dear Friends & Neighbors,

In the coming weeks, I will be hosting office hours and legislative updates in Coventry, Columbia, Tolland and Vernon. As your Representative, it is very important for me to hear your concerns. Please join me to discuss legislative issues or questions you may have related to state government!


Tim Ackert – 8th District

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State to Pay 89% of Tolland’s Birch Grove School Reconstruction

Posted on July 22, 2019 by admin


HARTFORD – State Representatives Pat Wilson Pheanious (D-53), Tim Ackert (R-8) and State Senator Dan Champagne (R-35) are pleased to announce the legislature voted favorably July 22 to reimburse the town of Tolland for 89% of the cost to rebuild Birch Grove Primary School.

Wilson Pheanious, with assistance from Ackert and Champagne, was able to negotiate for the unusually high reimbursement rate based on the emergency circumstances caused by the detection of a crumbling foundation at the school. Standard state reimbursement for local school construction projects are in the 50% range, which varies by town and project.

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Reps. Ackert, Davis and Delnicki Applaud Approval of Crumbling Foundations Legislation

Posted on July 12, 2019 by admin


HARTFORD – State Representatives Tim Ackert (R-8), Christopher Davis (R-57) and Tom Delnicki (R-14) applauded Governor Lamont’s approval of Public Act 19-192, “An Act Concerning Crumbling Concrete Foundations” at a bill signing ceremony on Tuesday, July 9th.

“This legislation is the result of the hard work of impacted homeowners, advocates and strong bi-partisan cooperation. We are finally making progress and homes are starting to be repaired. However, there is always more work to do,” said Rep. Ackert. “One of the most important updates in this bill is the redefinition of ‘residential building.’ Multi-family homes and condominiums with more than four units will now be eligible for assistance.”

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