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Autism Acceptance Month

Posted on April 4, 2022


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Established in 1970 by the Autism Society to promote awareness, education, and acceptance – April is Autism Acceptance Month (AAM). The Dept. of Public Health offers resources for individuals who have been diagnosed on the autism spectrum and their families. To access those resources, please click here.

The legislature continues to find new ways to support those who are diagnosed with autism and their caregivers. In 2021, I supported a new law that expands the state’s Autism Spectrum Disorder Council.

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Juvenile Justice Public Hearing, Monday March 14

Posted on March 10, 2022


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The Judiciary Committee will be holding a public hearing at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, March 14, regarding our proposals to address the issue of juvenile crime. The proposed bill is 5418 ‘An Act Revising Juvenile and Criminal Justice Statutes and Insurance Statutes Concerning Theft of a Motor Vehicle.’ Testimony on this important piece of legislation can be submitted to the committee by e-mailing JUDtestimony@cga.ct.gov. If you would like to speak at Monday’s hearing, please note that registration to

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2022 Caucus Legislative Proposals

Posted on February 16, 2022


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HARTFORD – House Republicans held a news conference on Wednesday, February 16, to unveil the top legislative priorities for the 2022 legislative session. The five-part plan has been crafted to help point our state in the right direction in the wake of the pandemic.

You can read through the entire plan by clicking here.

Watch the news conference by clicking here.

Click the headers below to learn more about our proposals.

>>> Protecting the Public <<<

  • Safe Streets Act
  • Victims’ Rights
  • Supporting

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IRS Tax Filing Information & Resources

Posted on January 25, 2022


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Free File available January 14

IRS Free File will open January 14 when participating providers will accept completed returns and hold them until they can be filed electronically with the IRS. Many commercial tax preparation software companies and tax professionals will also be accepting and preparing tax returns before January 24 to submit the returns when the IRS systems open.

The IRS strongly encourages people to file their tax returns electronically to minimize errors and for faster refunds –

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Buckbee Supports Implementation of Energy Storage Initiative

Posted on January 18, 2022


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Hartford – The State of Connecticut has begun its decade-long energy storage program. This program is designed to help both businesses and residents by providing an avenue for them to install a battery powered energy source – a potentially life-saving mechanism in the event of a prolonged power outage. State Rep. Bill Buckbee (R-New Milford) supported the legislation to implement the program when it came up for debate during the 2021 legislative session.

“Radical weather is becoming more of a common

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