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Rep. Hill Opposes School Taxing Districts, Advocates for Local Control

Posted on March 15, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon

HARTFORD – The Planning and Development Committee heard testimony on several pieces of legislation during Friday’s Public Hearing at the Legislative Office Building. During the hearing, State Rep. Leslee Hill (R-Canton) spoke in opposition of H.B. 7319: An Act Concerning Fiscal Independence of School Districts.

Rep. Hill explained her stance on the proposal, “Perhaps the starkest difference between municipal and state budgeting is the fact that at the town level, taxpayers vote on their budgets.

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Share your thoughts on new taxes…

Posted on March 14, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon

This Friday, the Finance, Revenue, and Bonding Committee of the General Assembly will be holding a public hearing on Governor Lamont’s proposed revenue budget and the Senate Democrat Leader’s proposal to institute a statewide property tax and a statewide car tax.

As you may have heard, Governor Lamont’s proposed budget expands many taxes, including the sales tax to cover many previously exempted items; such as non-prescription drugs, digital downloads like Netflix, children’s car seats and bicycle

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Avon Public Library Welcomes Rep. Hill

Posted on March 5, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon

AVON – State Representative Leslee Hill (R-Canton) was invited by Avon Public Library’s Director, Glenn Grube, to tour the facility and to learn about the positive impact the library has on the community.

“I’d like to thank Glenn for inviting me to tour Avon’s beautiful and up-to-date library. The library is home to much more than books, featuring a computer learning center, teen room, and many children’s enrichment nooks. Clearly, there is a dedicated staff and an ongoing effort to keep the library a viable option for students to go after school and to continually provide so much to them in the afternoons,” explained Rep. Hill.

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Hill Participates in Read Across America Day

Posted on March 4, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon

AVON – State Rep. Leslee Hill (R-Canton) helped elementary school students celebrate the wonders and importance of reading during a recent visit to Roaring Brook School in Avon. Students there participated in Read Across America Day, which is a nationwide annual celebration of reading that coincides with Dr. Seuss’s birthday. Throughout the country, thousands of libraries, schools and community centers help bring kids and books together with the help of guest readers. Rep. Hill, who serves the 17th

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