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Representative Ackert Prioritizing Energy Costs, Key Environmental Legislation in 2021

Posted on February 16, 2021 by wroddy


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HARTFORD — On Friday, State Representative Tim Ackert (R-8) unveiled a forward-looking energy and environment legislative agenda for the 2021 legislative session. Proposals include addressing well-water contamination, expanding incentives for community solar projects, and streamlining the permitting process for new ‘food-to-power’ facilities in the state. Ackert, who represents the communities of Columbia, Coventry, Tolland, and Vernon, says that while all his proposals come in response to requests

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Representative Ackert Welcomes Federal Funding for Schools in the 8th District

Posted on February 1, 2021 by wroddy


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HARTFORD — State Representative Ackert (R-8) announced new federal relief funding for local public schools this past Friday.  Passed into federal law under the recent Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSA), this funding is targeted to address school safety, learning loss, and the pandemic’s mental health impact on students.

Rep. Ackert said, “I’m glad the federal government and the Connecticut State Department of Education recognized this need to bolster education

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Representative Ackert Presents State Citation to Owners of Columbia’s Kitchen

Posted on January 22, 2021 by wroddy


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Pictured, from left to right: Columbia Town Administrator Mark Walter, State Representative Tim Ackert, Columbia Selectwoman Judy Ortiz, Todd Pineo, Laura Pineo, and Columbia First Selectman Steven Everett

COLUMBIA— State Representative Tim Ackert (R-8) and local leaders hosted a belated ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday for a small business that opened its doors to the people of Columbia in December. Laura and Todd Pineo, the owners of Columbia’s Kitchen on 156 Route 66 East in Columbia, were also

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