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9-8-8 Universal Emergency Phone Number for Mental Health Crisis and Suicide Response

Posted on July 18, 2022


The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline “9-8-8″ has been activated. This will serve as the universal emergency phone number for mental health crisis and suicide response, which can be called or texted 24 hours a day.

The mental health needs of our communities is an issue I have prioritized while in Hartford. Improving the mental health resources available is key to supporting our friends and loved ones and this resource is important.

For additional resources I encourage you to visit the Department

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Buckbee Calls for Creation of School Resource Officer Grant Program 

Posted on June 14, 2022


HARTFORD – State Rep. Bill Buckbee (R-New Milford) has spearheaded an initiative to use federal resource dollars from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) to create a grant program that would help Connecticut towns procure the necessary level of funding to hire additional school resource officers (SRO). Last week, Buckbee penned a letter to Gov. Lamont to formally request the matching grant program be established, which drew the support of his fellow House Republican colleagues.

“We have a historically

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Buckbee Recognizes New Milford Essay Contest Winner

Posted on June 13, 2022


New MilfordState Rep. Bill Buckbee visited Schaghticoke Middle School on Friday afternoon to recognize the winner of the 4th annual New Milford Essay Contest. The prompt for the essay was how The Town of New Milford contributed to their lives. Students focused on one particular event or notable public figure that represents the ideals and values of the community.

This year’s winner was sixth grader, Sarah Parsard, who wrote an exceptional piece about how the Christmas season tree lighting helped

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Making Connecticut Affordable, Call for Special Session

Posted on June 7, 2022


Inflation and our state’s tax structure have made Connecticut unaffordable. I am calling for a special session to provide immediate tax relief that will be meaningful to both residents and businesses. The plan I support prioritizes lowering energy costs – including diesel fuel – as well as making everyday items easier for you to purchase. Specifics of the plan include:

  • Reducing the income tax
  • Expanding current gas tax holiday to diesel
  • Suspending impending diesel fuel tax increase (scheduled for

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Buckbee Opposes State Budget Adjustments

Posted on May 3, 2022


WATCH: Rep. Buckbee’s Comments from the Floor…

HARTFORD – On Monday evening, the House approved adjustments to the state’s current state budget. State Rep. Bill Buckbee (R-New Milford) opposed the adjustment package because there was not enough long-term financial relief provided to residents and businesses.

“Legislators got an e-mail around 4:30 in the morning that contained the initial draft of the budget adjustments. This doesn’t give anyone, legislators or the public, time to fully review what’s

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