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Buckbee, Miner Explore New Milford’s Medical Manufacturing Opportunities

Posted on August 22, 2018 by Greg MacKinnon


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NEW MILFORD – State Representative Bill Buckbee (R-New Milford) and State Senator Craig Miner (R-Litchfield) visited MEDinstill, one of the state’s leading medical manufacturing companies, on Monday afternoon. Mayor Pete Bass coordinated the meeting and also invited the Northwest Regional Workforce Investment Board in order to explore the potential growth within the industry at a local level.

Rep. Buckbee, a member of the legislature’s Commerce Committee, explained, “I want to thank Mayor Bass and the MEDinstill team for taking the time to meet with us. MEDinstill has an important impact on our community. There is an opportunity to extrapolate that positive impact to other industries and regions across the state. The manufacturing of medical parts may not seem exciting on the surface, but MEDinstill is continuously working on products that prevent further harm to patients and their caregivers. They are true innovators and problem solvers, which is exactly the type of talent we should be fostering here in New Milford and in Connecticut.”

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Tax Free Week August 2018

Posted on August 8, 2018 by Greg MacKinnon


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As summer draws to a close and back-to-school shopping starts, I wanted to remind you that “Tax Free Week” is coming up, beginning Sunday, August 19 and ending Saturday, August 25.

This one-week event eliminates Connecticut’s 6.35 percent sales tax on clothing and footwear costing less than $100. Please note: This benefit has been substantially reduced from previous years. Read More

Buckbee Earns 100% Voting Record

Posted on July 2, 2018 by Greg MacKinnon


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HARTFORD – State Representative Bill Buckbee (R-New Milford) was informed today that he had officially earned a one hundred percent voting record for 2018. This marks the second year in a row that Rep. Buckbee has earned a perfect voting record and has not missed a floor vote since being elected in 2016.

“I make sure that I am present and participate every time there is a House session and we are considering pending legislation. I am proud to report to the residents of New Milford that I took part in all 317 roll call votes in the House of Representatives this year,” explained Rep. Buckbee. “I have not missed a vote throughout my entire term because I am truly committed to bringing the voice of my fellow residents in New Milford to Hartford and to ensure that our families and hard-working men and women have the quality representation in Hartford that they deserve.”

Buckbee currently serves on the legislature’s Commerce, Childrens, and Internship committees. In addition to his committee assignments, Rep. Buckbee also joined the School Safety and Security Working Group and the Fire/EMS caucus.

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Rep. Buckbee Votes to Protect School Funding

Posted on June 25, 2018 by Greg MacKinnon


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HARTFORD – The House of Representatives convened today to consider legislation that the governor had vetoed from the 2018 Legislative Session. The House acted on one law that had been vetoed, which was designed to protect education funding from being cut mid-way through the fiscal year by future governors.

“I proudly joined my colleagues in the House today to reverse the action of the governor and protect the rights of the children in our community to receive a quality education. This common sense provision would have helped sideline education funding from being used as a political poker chip for the foreseeable future. For New Milford, specifically, this would mean greater stability in crafting our local budget because we would have a concrete idea of how much state funding will actually be allocated, as opposed to the status quo of being handed a phantom number from the state,” explained Buckbee.

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Buckbee Visits New Milford High School Students

Posted on June 13, 2018 by Greg MacKinnon


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New Milford – As New Milford High Schoolers head into their last few days of classes, State Representative Bill Buckbee (R-New Milford) stopped by to take a tour and visit with students. Buckbee was invited to speak with two groups of students enrolled in civics courses.

“I want to thank the students for their enthusiastic participation and communicating with me during my visit to the school. Promoting civic engagement is imperative to shaping an informed electorate and our state’s future leaders. Based on the questions I received, from both groups of students, they all demonstrated a high level of interest and understanding of the state’s political environment,” stated Buckbee, who is also a New Milford High School graduate.

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