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Tax Free Week – August 16-22

Posted on August 13, 2020 by Greg MacKinnon


2020 Connecticut Sales Tax Free Week


  • This year will be Connecticut’s 20th Sales Tax Free Week.
  • Per state statute, Sales Tax Free Week begins on the third Sunday of August and runs until the following Saturday.
  • 2020 Sales Tax Free Week dates are Sunday, August 16, through Saturday, August 22, 2020.

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PURA – Public Hearing on Electricity Rate Increases – August 24

Posted on August 12, 2020 by Greg MacKinnon


The state’s Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) has scheduled a public hearing for Monday, August 24, beginning at 10:00 a.m. This hearing is in response to PURA’s recent approval of Eversource’s request to increase its delivery rate. Between work-from-home orders and hot summer weather, customer electric bills were bound to be higher than usual. Raising rates on top of all this was not the right thing to do.

The hearing will take place over Zoom. PURA officials will be questioning Eversource

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Buckbee Participates in July Special Session: Votes in Favor of Critical Public Health Initiatives

Posted on July 27, 2020 by Greg MacKinnon


Hartford – The House of Representatives was called into Special Session on Thursday, July 23, to address several pieces of legislation. The subject matter of the bills varied greatly, ranging from protecting Connecticut’s voters in the fall to providing insulin at a reasonable cost. The legislature also addressed measures to increase access to public health and reform police protocols.

“The fiscal crisis is a glaring issue that the state must move to address. When the Speaker of the House calls us

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Judiciary Listening Session

Posted on July 16, 2020 by Greg MacKinnon


The Judiciary Committee will hold a virtual Listening Session on Friday, July 17. This session is being held for the public to submit testimony and provide comment to committee members regarding proposed legislation on police accountability.

To access the rules of the Listening Session, please click here. Written testimony is encouraged. If you do submit written testimony, please copy me when you send in your e-mail at

If you wish to speak at the Listening Session,

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State’s COVID-19 Response – June 5

Posted on June 5, 2020 by Greg MacKinnon


I am providing you with updated information about the state’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak.  It was announced this morning that Phase 2 of the state’s reopening plan begins on Wednesday, June 17. This allows certain businesses, like gyms and movie theaters to reopen, and also allows restaurants to resume in-door dining. For the most up-to-date testing data and resources on the virus, visit the state’s web portal.

 Municipal Coronavirus Relief Funding

Connecticut was allocated $1.3 billion in

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