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Buckbee Testifies on Public Safety, Infrastructure, and Energy Initiatives

Posted on March 4, 2021 by Admin


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HARTFORD – State Rep. Billy Buckbee, who represents the community of New Milford, participated in several public hearings this week at the State Capitol. Buckbee supported a range of initiatives, which spanned from providing greater recovery resources to overdose victims to re-introducing commuter rail service to New Milford. Additionally, Buckbee advocated for a new class of energy resource alongside State Sen. Craig Miner (R-Litchfield).

Addressing Instances of Expected Overdose

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Buckbee Votes Against Measure Minimizing Municipal Funding from New Milford

Posted on February 26, 2021 by Admin


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Hartford – The House of Representatives met on Wednesday to discuss far-reaching legislation that removes already promised municipal funding from the Town of New Milford. State Rep. Bill Buckbee (R-New Milford) voted against the proposal, which changes the state’s Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILOT) formula.

“I’m all for helping out those in need but taking money from one pocket to put in another is not equitable,” explained Buckbee. “The reality is, our community is going to have to come up with a

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Buckbee Testifies on Multiple Public Safety Initiatives

Posted on February 12, 2021 by Admin


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HARTFORD – The legislature’s Public Safety and Security Committee held a Public Hearing on Thursday, February 11, on several pieces of legislation. State Rep. Bill Buckbee (R-New Milford) testified on five separate pieces of legislation. Three are aimed at curbing the opioid crisis, one is intended to provide firefighters an exemption on personal income, and one to update the state’s regulations on video visual effects.

The committee heard 27 bill proposals during today’s hearing. “This is perhaps

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Virtual Public Hearing Information

Posted on February 10, 2021 by Admin


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I have been getting some excellent questions about the virtual public hearing process. All committees have their own rules on how each hearing is conducted. However, there are a few basics you should know about testifying virtually:

  • Bill information can be found at cga.ct.gov
  • Each bill will indicate what committee the bill is being considered by and when it is being heard
  • Find the committee webpage by using the top navigation bar on the CGA website
  • The committee page will have a link to its public

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COVID-19 Vaccination Update

Posted on February 9, 2021 by Admin


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Residents over the age of 65 can now begin to sign up for vaccination appointments. The following data represents the total number of COVID-19 vaccinations administered in Connecticut, as reported to the state as of Monday, Feb. 8:

  • First doses administered: 387,174
  • Second doses administered: 129,907
  • Total doses administered: 517,081

So far, the state has vaccinated 56 percent of its population over the age of 75. Connecticut remains in the top four states in the nation for vaccine distribution.

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