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Hill, Witkos Recognize Canton & Avon Students

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

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State Rep. Leslee Hill Opposes State Budget

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

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Click-It or Ticket Campaign

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

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Rep. Hill Attends Wall of Honor Unveiling at Avon Health Center

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

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Hill & Witkos Recognize Avon Students at Capitol

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

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Rep. Hill Supports Increasing Legal Age to Purchase Vaping and Tobacco Products

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

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Rep. Hill Opposes Minimum Wage Hike

Posted on May 10, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon

Hartford – The House of Representatives debated raising the state’s minimum wage for over twelve hours, beginning on the evening of Wednesday, May 8th and concluding in the afternoon of Thursday, May 9th. State Representative Leslee Hill (R-Canton) opposed the bill, but it ended up passing by a final vote tally of 85 – 59, with two Democrats joining all Republicans in the dissenting vote.

“We tried to make this piece of legislation better by offering several amendments and counter points throughout

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A Complete List of New Taxes

Posted on May 2, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon

Here’s a compilation of some of the many tax changes offered by Governor Lamont in his plan and by legislative Democrats through a recent Finance Committee vote. It remains to be seen which of these ideas will end up in a final budget plan to be voted on by the General Assembly’s full membership.

  • A new 2% Tax on Capital Gains
  • Property Tax Credit – Removed Scheduled Expansion
  • Tax for Rideshare
  • Increase in Sales Tax on Meals
  • 10% Tax Increase on Alcohol
  • Increase Tax rate on Movies 6% to 6.35%
  • Eliminate

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American Eagle Credit Union Opens in Avon, Rep. Hill Attends Ribbon Cutting

Posted on April 24, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon

AVON – State Representative Leslee Hill (R-Canton) welcomed a new business, American Eagle Credit Union, to Avon. “This morning I had the opportunity to welcome American Eagle Financial Credit Union to their new location in Avon. Since their founding in 1935, they have proven to be a wonderful community partner and I am confident they will immediately make a positive impact on our local business climate. I would like to thank American Eagle’s President, Dean Marchessault, for inviting me to take

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Rep. Hill Welcomes Canton League of Women Voters

Posted on April 18, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon

HARTFORD – State Representative Leslee Hill (R-Canton) welcomed members of the Canton League of Women Voters to the State Capitol. She stated, “Thank you to the Canton League of Women Voters for meeting with me at the Capitol this morning. We had a great discussion on a wide range of issues facing our state. Your questions and insights were thought-provoking and well-informed. Thanks for all you do to encourage participation in government!”