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COVID-19 Response: Frequently Asked Questions

Posted on March 19, 2020 by Greg MacKinnon


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The governor’s administration continues to update a compilation of frequently asked questions related to the state’s response to COVID-19. You can access the document directly by clicking here.

COVID-19 Disaster Assistance Loans for Businesses & Employee Information

Posted on March 17, 2020 by Greg MacKinnon


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It has been announced that Connecticut businesses will be able to apply for disaster assistance loans. In a statement made by Governor Lamont, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will be accepting applications for loans of up to $2 million to help individual businesses that have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak.

For specific information on how to apply for the SBA’s disaster assistance loan you can click here or call 1-800-659-2955.

Business owners who have questions about

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Opioid Crisis Response Legislation Receives Widespread Support at Capitol

Posted on March 6, 2020 by Greg MacKinnon


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HARTFORD – The legislature’s Public Safety Committee held a public hearing on Thursday, March 5, to allow testimony to be made on H.B. 5318: An Act Requiring A Study of Technology That Police Officers, Firefighters and Emergency Medical Services Personnel May Use When Responding to Opioid Overdoses and H.B. 5317: An Act Concerning Purchases of Opioid Antagonist and Cartridge Injector Products for Law Enforcement Use. Rep. Bill Buckbee (R-New Milford) spoke in support of the bills because of their

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Insurance Committee Hears Rep. Buckbee, Morrissey Family Testimony Supporting Legislative Package to Strengthen Addiction Treatment Coverage Requirements

Posted on February 27, 2020 by Greg MacKinnon


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Hartford – On Thursday morning the legislature’s Insurance Committee held a public hearing to consider public comments on a package of well-intentioned bills aimed at providing improved insurance coverage guidelines for those battling opioid addiction. State Representative Bill Buckbee (R-New Milford) joined Tracey and Tony Morrissey, champions of Brian Cody’s Law, to testify in support of three separate legislative proposals.

Many supporters of Brian Cody’s law were also in attendance at the hearing

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Rep. Buckbee Speaks in Favor of Legislation Creating Greater Prescriptive Safeguards

Posted on February 26, 2020 by Greg MacKinnon


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Hartford – State Rep. Bill Buckbee (R-New Milford) was joined by New Milford residents, Tracey and Tony Morrissey, at the Legislative Office Building on Tuesday afternoon to give testimony before the legislature’s General Law Committee. The committee held a Public Hearing in order to consider public comment on several pieces of legislation, including S.B. 135 An Act Concerning Revisions to Pharmacy and Drug Control Statutes, a bill aimed at providing greater protections to individuals who may be

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