Posted on August 14, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon
Governor Lamont made a proposal earlier this year that would have eliminated our “Tax-Free Week.” Based on the fact that $1.7 billion in new taxes were recently approved with the two-year budget, I stood firmly against this proposal in order to provide minimal financial relief to the hard-working individuals and families throughout the state.
I am proud to say that his proposal was unsuccessful. Tax-Free Week will begin this Sunday, August 18th, and will conclude on Saturday, August 24th. Many items…
Posted on August 12, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon
CANTON – Eversource will be conducting aerial inspections of high-voltage electrical equipment in Canton. There will be a low flying helicopter in our area over the coming days, equipped with heat-sensing, infrared scanning technology to detect potential equipment issues. This semiannual inspection is an important part of the company’s commitment to provide reliable service to its customers.
Ariel inspections begin tomorrow, but it is unclear the exact dates the helicopter might be in the area because…
Posted on July 11, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon
Saturday, July 20th, the DOT will be closing Tillotson Road and the portion of Old Farms Road around the intersection next to Fisher Meadows in Avon beginning at 6:00 a.m. The closure is necessary to facilitate construction of a new roadway as part of a bridge replacement project over the Farmington River. Tillotson Road and the portion of Old Farms Road, where the two roads intersect, will be closed through Monday, August 5th.
From Old Farms Road and Route 10 Northbound:
Posted on July 8, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon
HARTFORD – At ceremony held on Monday afternoon at the State Capitol, the governor signed a new law aiming to improve the availability and delivery of transitional services for children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). State Representative Leslee Hill (R-Canton) co-sponsored the legislation, Public Act 19-49 – An Act Concerning Transitional Services for Children Diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, which officially went into effect on July 1st.
“I am proud to have helped craft this…
Posted on June 12, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon
PHOTO from left to right: Christian Robitaille, State Sen. Kevin Witkos, Harshmit Verman, Kate Cianfaglione, Abbigale Kim, Sofia Agudelo, Russel Bilodeau, State Rep. Leslee Hill, Gary J. Roman
CANTON – State Representative Leslee Hill (R- Canton), State Senator Kevin Witkos (R-Canton) and Collinsville Savings Society’s President, Gary J. Roman, held an award ceremony to recognize students from Canton Intermediate School and Thompson Brook School. The students were given an essay prompt to explain…
Posted on June 4, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon
HARTFORD – State Rep. Leslee Hill (R-Canton) stood with her Republican colleagues to oppose the Democrat budget, which came up for debate during Monday’s House session. Legislators were given less than 24 hours to review the document before the Speaker called for a vote. The document is comprised of $752 million in increased taxes over two years, not including the tax on hospitals, and does not provide any financial relief to the state’s nonprofit providers.
“There is no evidence of structural changes…
Posted on May 22, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s “Click it or Ticket” campaign began this week and runs through June 2nd.
The annual Click It or Ticket campaign aims at enforcing seat belt use to help keep travelers safe as they drive to their summer destinations. The campaign includes over 10,000 law enforcement agencies nationwide, all of which will be out on the roads to remind drivers and passengers to buckle their seat belts, and to ticket those who aren’t wearing them.
They will be taking…
Posted on May 17, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon
Avon – On Friday afternoon, State Representative Leslee Hill (R-Canton) attended an unveiling of Avon Health Center’s new Wall of Honor. There are many residents of Avon Health Center who have served in our armed forces. The Wall of Honor is the center’s way of recognizing those individuals for their service to preserve the freedoms we all enjoy today.
“The history and background of all of these individuals is so important for the community to learn and understand. These men and women have represented…
Posted on May 16, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon
Photo: State Rep. Leslee Hill, Jaya Hari, Dheepa Hari, and State Sen. Kevin Witkos
Hartford – State Representative Leslee Hill (R-Canton) and State Senator Kevin Witkos (R-Canton) welcomed two students to the State Capitol on Thursday afternoon. The students, Dheepa Hari and Jaya Hari, were both recognized for their achievements of winning the Congressional App Challenge in Connecticut’s 5th Congressional District. The contest calls for the creation of an original mobile application, which will benefit…
Posted on May 16, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon
Hartford – The House of Representatives approved an increase to the state’s minimum age requirement to purchase vaping and tobacco products. Rep. Hill (R-Canton) voted in favor of the new law, which passed with bipartisan support by a final vote tally of 124 to 22.
“Earlier in the legislative session, I had my own proposal that would have raised the age requirement, from 18 to 21, in order for an individual to purchase vaping products or tobacco,” explained Rep. Hill, who serves on the legislature’s…