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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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Rep Buckbee: Proposing Public Health Solutions to the Opioid Crisis

Posted on March 11, 2021


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To the Editor,

The first responsibility of any elected person acting in the best interests of our community. The legislature is considering many ideas this session, many more in fact than I had originally thought we would be able to consider based on the constraints of the COVID-19 pandemic.

To me, and in the perspective of my fellow residents, our state government should be focused on legislative initiatives that create a clear pathway to recovery. Recovery has different meanings for everyone. An

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Buckbee Testifies on Public Safety, Infrastructure, and Energy Initiatives

Posted on March 4, 2021


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HARTFORD – State Rep. Billy Buckbee, who represents the community of New Milford, participated in several public hearings this week at the State Capitol. Buckbee supported a range of initiatives, which spanned from providing greater recovery resources to overdose victims to re-introducing commuter rail service to New Milford. Additionally, Buckbee advocated for a new class of energy resource alongside State Sen. Craig Miner (R-Litchfield).

Addressing Instances of Expected Overdose

Buckbee testified

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