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Substance Abuse & Mental Health Legislation Headed to Governor

Posted on June 14, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon


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Hartford – State Rep. Bill Buckbee (R-New Milford) co-sponsored several legislative initiatives, focusing on the delivery and accessibility of substance abuse and mental health resources. According to Buckbee, the opioid crisis has a direct correlation to the absolute necessity of such services and it is a core function of state government to ensure that those protections are provided to Connecticut residents.

“We have folks battling intense addiction, first responders ailing from post-traumatic

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State Rep. Bill Buckbee Opposes State Budget

Posted on June 4, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon


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HARTFORD – State Rep. Bill Buckbee (R-New Milford) stood with his Republican colleagues to oppose the Democrat budget, which came up for debate during Monday’s House session. Legislators were given less than 24 hours to review the document before the Speaker called for a vote. The document is comprised of $752 million in increased taxes over two years, not including the tax on hospitals.

“There is no evidence of structural changes, to help create an environment for economic prosperity, anywhere within

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Rep. Buckbee Hails Passage of Manufacturing Legislation

Posted on May 31, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon


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HARTFORD – State Rep. Bill Buckbee (R-New Milford) hailed the passage of legislation that will improve the ability for students to enter Connecticut’s manufacturing industry. The bill, H.B. 5333 “An Act Establishing a Pilot Program for the Expansion of Advanced Manufacturing Certificate Programs”, was positively acted upon by the House of Representatives on Thursday evening.

“We are always looking for ways to improve the economic climate in Connecticut. The manufacturing industry has great potential

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Buckbee’s Voter Data Improvement Concept Approved by House

Posted on May 23, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon


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HARTFORD – One of the final bills taken up by the House of Representatives on their Wednesday session was State Rep. Bill Buckbee’s (R-New Milford) proposal to study the use of blockchain technology to collect voter information. Similarly, Buckbee had played an integral part in moving along the initial study of blockchain technology, which was favorably voted into law during the 2018 legislative session.

Blockchain is most commonly known as the technology used in the trading and securing of cryptocurrency.

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Rep. Buckbee’s Forest Fire Protection Legislation Passes House

Posted on May 15, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon


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HARTFORD – The House of Representatives approved a bipartisan measure on Tuesday that will provide greater protection against forest fires and the dangers associated with them. State Rep. Bill Buckbee (R-New Milford) was contacted about a current staffing requirement issue by a constituent, Sergio Ligouri, a state trained forest wild fire firefighter who has fought large scale forest fires around the country. Under existing state law, an individual must also be an employee of Connecticut’s Department

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