Buckbee, Republicans Warn Consumers of New Taxes on Food

Posted on September 12, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon


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HARTFORD – House and Senate Republicans held a press conference today at the Legislative Office Building to alert consumers of several new taxes on meals and drinks that will go into effect on October 1st. According to State Representative Bill Buckbee, who represents New Milford, this is an example of how the budget passed in June continues to hurt middle class families.

“We are taxed enough. The state doesn’t need to get more revenue from you, but many food items, prepared meals, snacks and drinks

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Buckbee Applauds Community Effort to Combat Opioid Misuse

Posted on September 9, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon


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New Milford – Justin Cullmer, long-time New Milford resident, veteran, and prior high risk navigator with Western Connecticut Health Network, will assume a similar role within the New Milford Police Department. New Milford Police Chief Spencer Cerutto and Mayor Pete Bass recently announced that Cullmer will assume a navigator role within the department to help guide patients, who are hospitalized in instances of substance abuse, to treatment options and recovery resources.

At the announcement of

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Tax-Free Week August 18-24

Posted on August 14, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon


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Governor Lamont made a proposal earlier this year that would have eliminated our “Tax-Free Week.” Based on the fact that $1.7 billion in new taxes were recently approved with the two-year budget, I stood firmly against this proposal in order to provide minimal financial relief to the hard-working individuals and families throughout the state.

I am proud to say that his proposal was unsuccessful. Tax-Free Week will begin this Sunday, August 18th, and will conclude on Saturday, August 24th. Many items

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Buckbee Earns Perfect Voting Record for New Milford

Posted on August 12, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon


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Hartford – Members of the House of Representatives were called to vote on 392 legislative items throughout the 2019 legislative session. According to voting records provided by the House Clerk’s Office, State Representative Bill Buckbee (R-New Milford) participated in every vote, earning a perfect one-hundred-percent voting record. Only 26% of the members of the House of Representatives earned this achievement.

“Without participation, our government simply does not work. It is important that when

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Substance Abuse & Mental Health Legislation Headed to Governor

Posted on June 14, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon


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Hartford – State Rep. Bill Buckbee (R-New Milford) co-sponsored several legislative initiatives, focusing on the delivery and accessibility of substance abuse and mental health resources. According to Buckbee, the opioid crisis has a direct correlation to the absolute necessity of such services and it is a core function of state government to ensure that those protections are provided to Connecticut residents.

“We have folks battling intense addiction, first responders ailing from post-traumatic

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