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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Transportation, Tolls, Something Doesn’t Add Up

Posted on November 14, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon


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To the Editor,

Recently, Governor Lamont has unveiled a $21 billion transportation plan. This plan relies on Connecticut to levy new taxpayer revenue and enter into low-interest loan agreements. Those loans will be provided by the federal government. In order to collect the annual $320 million to make the governor’s plan possible, he intends to install 14 toll gantries throughout Connecticut’s highways. While I know many of my fellow friends and neighbors living in New Milford do not necessarily

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New Milford Community Job Fair

Posted on October 15, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon


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New Milford – On Thursday afternoon, State Rep. Bill Buckbee welcomed over 60 job seekers to the Community Job Fair at the Pettibone Community Center. Over 20 different employers and community partners were in attendance to provide resources to those interested in exploring a career, which included the state’s Department of Labor.

“I want to thank all of the businesses, colleges and community partners who took the time to participate in this event – truly making it a success,” said Rep. Buckbee,

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