Rep. Buckbee Begins 2020 Session

Posted on February 5, 2020 by Greg MacKinnon


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HARTFORD – On Wednesday, February 5th, the Connecticut General Assembly convened for the 2020 legislative session. This marks the beginning of Rep. Buckbee’s fourth legislative session working for the residents of the 67th Assembly District, which is comprised of New Milford.

“It’s always such an honor to participate in the Opening Day ceremonies to start legislative business for the year. The Capitol complex is full of positivity, I will look to build on that feeling as we get underway and consider

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Rep. Buckbee Looks Forward to Beginning of Session

Posted on January 28, 2020 by Greg MacKinnon


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New Milford – The Connecticut General Assembly will convene on Wednesday, February 5th, marking the beginning of the 2020 legislative session. State Representative Bill Buckbee (R-67), who represents New Milford, will be supporting several different legislative initiatives which will positively impact the local community. Rep. Buckbee will look to increase the accessibility and availability of recovery resources for those battling opioid addiction, promote job growth, and investigate ways to increase

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Buckbee, Harding, Smith Call for Danbury-Area Transportation Town Hall

Posted on January 17, 2020 by Greg MacKinnon


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HARTFORD – Danbury Area legislators have sent a formal request to the governor’s office to call for a “Town Hall” meeting regarding his administration’s CT2030 transportation plan. State Representatives Bill Buckbee (R-67), Stephen Harding (R-107), and Rich Smith (R-108) penned a letter to Governor Lamont on Tuesday, January 8, asking that a local Town Hall meeting be held so that Danbury area residents could have an opportunity to hear details of the plan and express their concerns or ask questions.

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2020 Major Issues Report

Posted on January 10, 2020 by Greg MacKinnon


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Each year, prior to the start of the legislative session, the nonpartisan Office of Legislative Research compiles its “Major Issues” report. This report outlines various points of public policy that the legislature will likely act upon this year. I have highlighted some of the major issues below, with short explanations provided within OLR’s report. In addition to these items, I will be providing more information on some of my personal initiatives in the coming weeks, like new legislation I am working

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New Year, New Laws

Posted on December 30, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon


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I want to wish you and your families a safe and happy New Year! With 2019 coming to an end, you should be aware of new taxes and laws that will be going into effect on January 1, 2020.

These new taxes, which I opposed when they came up for debate earlier in the year, include:

  • Dry Cleaning – Existing state sales tax rate will be expanded to dry cleaning services & laundry services
  • Parking – Existing state sales tax rate will be expanded to parking fees
  • Interior Design Service – Existing state sales

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