Buckbee’s Provision Allowing Parents to be Compensated as Caregivers Clears House

Posted on May 30, 2023


NEW MILFORDState Rep. Billy Buckbee (R-New Milford) proposed a concept earlier in the year that would allow parents or guardians of individuals diagnosed with an intellectual or developmental disability to be compensated as a caregiver. Current state law prohibits family members from being compensated as caregivers, creating an insurmountable financial burden for many Connecticut families.

“Earlier in the year the Human Services Committee heard from a resident of New Milford who is faced with

New Milford Day Features Baby Goats, Major Manufacturer

Posted on May 18, 2023


Hartford – The New Milford Delegation hosted “New Milford Day” at the State Capitol on Thursday. State Representative Bill Buckbee (R-New Milford), who began the tradition in 2018, was joined by State Representatives Cindy Harrison (R-Southbury), Pat Callahan (R-New Fairfield), and State Senator Stephen Harding (R-Brookfield).

The tradition began as an event for lawmakers to learn about New Milford and its dedicated community partners, nonprofit organizations, businesses, and local programs. The

Tax Relief Budget Proposal, FY 24-25

Posted on May 2, 2023


House Republicans proposed their two-year state budget plan on Tuesday morning. The balanced budget proposal is comprised of broad-based tax cuts, totaling over $1 billion, and funds core government services.

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Tax Relief Budget…

The document champions historic funding levels for education and nonprofit organizations, strengthening the safety net and ensuring social services are readily accessible to residents who will greatly benefit from