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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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Buckbee Opposes Several, Pricey State Employee Union Agreements

Posted on April 26, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon


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HARTFORD – State Representative Bill Buckbee (R-New Milford) voted against a detrimental arbitration agreement that came before the House of Representatives during the legislative session earlier this week. The agreement will end up costing taxpayers over $500,000 annually by awarding an increase to Deputy Wardens’ base salaries, as well as including a provision for a one-time bonus of $2,000. Despite his opposition, the contract was approved by the majority party, with all Republican members of

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New Milford Day at the State Capitol

Posted on April 22, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon


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Hartford – State Representative Bill Buckbee (R-New Milford), State Representative Rich Smith (R-Sherman), and State Senator Craig Miner (R-Litchfield) hosted the 2nd annual New Milford Day at the State Capitol on Wednesday, April 17, 2019. The event was started last year to allow businesses, nonprofit organizations and community leaders to visit the Capitol and showcase what New Milford has to offer the rest of the state.

Rep. Buckbee recognized several of New Milford’s distinguished guests including

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Rep. Buckbee Announces Essay Contest Winners

Posted on April 16, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon


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Photo: Rep. Buckbee presents a legislative citation to Essay Contest Winner, Aiden Rustigan.

New Milford – State Rep. Bill Buckbee (R-New Milford) sponsored an essay contest asking students at Schaghticoke Middle School to write on Founding Father and local hero, Roger Sherman. Rep. Buckbee recently visited the school and presented the contest’s first place prize to Aiden Rustigan, with Shayne Kayfus taking the second place prize.

“Roger Sherman’s 298th Birthday is this year. The pieces Aiden and

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No Budget, No Pay; Proposal Would Cut Legislative Pay

Posted on April 10, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon


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HARTFORDState Representatives Bill Buckbee (R-New Milford) and Christie Carpino (R-Cromwell), along with several other House Republican members, have submitted a proposal that would cut pay to legislators, if the state budget is not passed by the statutory deadline. According to current state law, the budget must be passed by the final day of the legislative session.

“Our first priority should be to pass a state budget. It is unfair to state residents and local communities to have to live in fear

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