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Buckbee Supports Tourism Development Legislation

Posted on June 3, 2021


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Hartford – The House of Representatives recently approved a tourism development bill. The concept for the legislation originated in the Commerce Committee, of which State Rep. Billy Buckbee (R-New Milford) serves as the Ranking Member. The language of the bill calls for the formation of a task force that will examine employment deficiencies within Connecticut’s tourism industry. There is also a provision providing flexibility to municipalities, encouraging collaboration with each other.

“The work

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Electric Rate Update

Posted on May 28, 2021


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Electric Rate Adjustments to Take Effect This Summer

It was announced that Connecticut’s Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) is advising Eversource and United Illuminating (UI) electric customers of revised delivery rates and standard service generation rates that become effective on June 1, 2021 and July 1, 2021, respectively. On average, electricity rates will decrease starting July 1; however, the Authority notes that a customer’s total bill may increase or decrease depending on individual

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Buckbee Supports Expansion of Substance Abuse Service Coverage

Posted on May 13, 2021


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Hartford – On Wednesday The House of Representatives discussed legislation that would expand insurance coverage for individuals seeking substance abuse services. State Rep. Bill Buckbee (R-New Milford) continues to advocate that these services be made available to vulnerable individuals, especially during times of crisis. In addition to this legislation, the House also took up a bill that will help restaurants in their re-opening efforts.

“There are gaps in the healthcare system that are difficult

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Commission Studying COVID-19 Impact Disparities Approved by House

Posted on April 27, 2021


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Hartford – On Monday afternoon the House of Representatives convened to act on several pieces of legislation. Notably, State Rep. Billy Buckbee (R-New Milford) spoke in favor and supported a bill establishing a commission to study the various impacts of the pandemic. The commission has been specifically charged with determining how COVID-19 affected different racial, ethnic and socioeconomic groups.

“Creating the Commission on the Disparate Impact of COVID-19 is an important start to get an understanding

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Buckbee’s Legislative Half Time Report

Posted on April 15, 2021


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We are roughly half way through the current legislative session. This session has been atypical, with very little in-person business being conducted. This has meant a quick adaptation by both the public and legislators to stay involved with the legislative process. At the beginning of session, I had proposed several bill topics that will help improve life here in New Milford and across our state. Now that we are through the public hearing and committee processes, we have a little bit better of an

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