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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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Rep. Buckbee Visits Sarah Noble Intermediate School

Posted on April 9, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon


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NEW MILFORD – During a special assembly on Friday morning, the third grade class at Sarah Noble Intermediate School learned the process of how a bill becomes a state law when State Representative Billy Buckbee (R-New Milford) met with them. He was invited to the school to speak with the students and presented a slideshow about the legislative process before opening up the floor for questions.

“This is what being a representative is about! It’s critical that people get engaged with politics at an

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Buckbee Applauds Committee Action on Black Bear Legislation

Posted on March 21, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon


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HARTFORD – The Environment Committee recently took favorable action on legislation that will provide greater protection to farmers and property owners regarding the state’s overpopulation of American black bears. According to Rep. Buckbee, the new bill clarifies the situations in which lethal force can be used to remove an eminent threat from one’s property, but does not establish a full hunting system or mechanism.

“This is a good compromise in lieu of fully implementing a hunting season or program.

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Tolls Vote Tomorrow

Posted on March 19, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon


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Tomorrow, the legislature’s Transportation Committee will likely decide whether to advance a bill to implement tolls in Connecticut. The meeting begins at 10:30 a.m., and it will likely be shown on CT-N.

I want you to know that I remain opposed to the installation of tolls in Connecticut. Residents and employers simply can’t afford it—especially when combined with the numerous tax hikes being proposed by Governor Lamont and the legislature’s Democrat majority. Yes, they’re considering taxing everything

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