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Rep. Hill Commends High School Graduates Headed to Service Academies

Posted on June 30, 2020 by Greg MacKinnon

Photo (from left to right): Ann Hayes, State Rep. Leslee Hill, Margaret Babbitt

AVONRep. Hill recently met with Ann Hayes, a 2020 graduate of Avon High School, and Margaret Babbitt, a 2020 graduate of Canton High School. In just a few weeks Hayes will be reporting to the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, and Margaret will be reporting to the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland. “I commend both women for their exemplary achievements in being accepted to these

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Hill, Women’s Caucus Launch Investigation of Congregate Elderly Living Facilities

Posted on June 16, 2020 by Greg MacKinnon

HARTFORD – State Representative Leslee Hill (R-Canton/Avon) participated in a news briefing today that was held by the Women’s Bipartisan Legislative Caucus. The lawmakers discussed their work related to how COVID-19 has impacted nursing homes residents, their families and the nursing home front line healthcare workers across the state and to announce their recommendations.

“Our parents and grandparents are at greater risk of contracting COVID-19, and it has been particularly harmful to those living

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State’s COVID-19 Response Update – June 5

Posted on June 5, 2020 by Greg MacKinnon

I am providing you with updated information about the state’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak.  It was announced this morning that Phase 2 of the state’s reopening plan begins on Wednesday, June 17. This allows certain businesses, like gyms and movie theaters to reopen, and also allows restaurants to resume in-door dining. For the most up-to-date testing data and resources on the virus, visit the state’s web portal.

Municipal Coronavirus Relief Funding

Connecticut was allocated $1.3 billion in COVID-19

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COVID-19 State Response Update for Friday, May 8

Posted on May 8, 2020 by Greg MacKinnon

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

I am providing you with new information and resources that have become available as part of the state’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Click here, to access the state’s informational web portal on the virus.

Nursing Home Data

A new data set was released Thursday night that identifies the number of COVID-19 positive residents and tragic fatalities in our nursing homes and in the state’s assisted living facilities.  Avon is reporting 21 confirmed cases among its nursing

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COVID-19 State Response Updates

Posted on March 21, 2020 by Greg MacKinnon

Coronavirus (COVID-19) information is being updated rapidly as state and federal health officials work to respond. You can find the most up-to-date information on COVID-19 by clicking on the following links:

Here are direct links for information on:

To review all of Gov. Lamont’s executive orders, click here.

Health Recommendations to limit COVID-19

According to the Centers

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COVID-19 Response: Frequently Asked Questions

Posted on March 19, 2020 by Greg MacKinnon

The governor’s administration continues to update a compilation of frequently asked questions related to the state’s response to COVID-19. You can access the document directly by clicking here.

COVID-19 Disaster Assistance Loans for Businesses & Employee Information

Posted on March 17, 2020 by Greg MacKinnon

It has been announced that Connecticut businesses will be able to apply for disaster assistance loans. In a statement made by Governor Lamont, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will be accepting applications for loans of up to $2 million to help individual businesses that have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak.

For specific information on how to apply for the SBA’s disaster assistance loan you can click here or call 1-800-659-2955.

Business owners who have questions about

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Hill Supports Bond Package Allocating Critical Funding to Canton, Avon

Posted on March 12, 2020 by Greg MacKinnon

Hartford – On Wednesday, March 11, the legislature met to debate and vote on a bonding package. Rep. Hill voted in favor of the package, which will release Town Aid Road (TAR) funding, Small Town Economic Assistance Program (STEAP) funding and additional grants for local projects to the towns of Canton and Avon. Bonding had been held up due to negotiations surrounding the state’s transportation plan, which has effectively been tabled for the time being due to a lack of legislative support.

“I have

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Hill Speaks in Favor of Increasing Employment Opportunities for Individuals with Disabilities

Posted on March 10, 2020 by Greg MacKinnon

HARTFORD – The Commerce Committee held a Public Hearing on Tuesday, March 11, at the Legislative Office Building to consider several pieces of legislation. Specifically, committee members heard testimony in support of H.B. 5419: An Act Requiring Businesses Receiving Financial Assistance from the Department of Economic and Community Development to Make Good Faith Efforts to Employ Persons with Autism Spectrum Disorder or Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.  State Representative Leslee Hill

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Rep. Hill Co-Signs Legislation Alleviating Tax on Retirement Income

Posted on March 6, 2020 by Greg MacKinnon

HARTFORD – State Representative Leslee Hill (R-Canton) recently co-signed a bill, H.B. 5060, seeking to eliminate the state tax on one’s retirement income that has been accrued in a savings incentive match plan – individual retirement account. In 2017, bipartisan legislation was put forth to incentivize seniors who have worked in Connecticut to retire here too, by phasing out the tax assessed on retirement income that fall below a threshold of $75,000 for single filers and $100,000 for joint filers.

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