Posted on February 13, 2020 by Greg MacKinnon
CANTON – On Thursday morning, State Representative Leslee Hill (R-Canton) held a Coffee Hour at the LaSalle Market & Deli in downtown Collinsville to provide a legislative update. Residents in attendance were also given the opportunity to ask her questions about state government. The discussion focused on overall affordability, transportation improvements, and the status of the state budget. Rep. Hill shared some of her legislative concepts that will create a more transparent government, aiming to…
Posted on February 5, 2020 by Greg MacKinnon
HARTFORD – On Wednesday, February 5th, the Connecticut General Assembly convened for the 2020 legislative session. State Representative Leslee Hill (R-Canton) began her second session representing the 17th Assembly District, which is made up of the towns of Canton and Avon.
“It continues to be a great honor to serve the residents and businesses located in Canton and Avon. I look forward to building on many legislative initiatives we worked on last year in terms of creating safe and healthy learning…
Posted on February 5, 2020 by Greg MacKinnon
Posted on February 3, 2020 by Greg MacKinnon
AVON – Avon residents recently met with State Representative Leslee Hill (R-17), who represents the communities of Canton and Avon, at Beanz & Co. Café to discuss the upcoming legislative session. Rep. Hill will also be holding a similar discussion in Canton at the LaSalle Market. Looking ahead to the 2020 legislative session, Rep. Hill will be supporting initiatives that promote a transparent government and prioritize existing tax dollars.
Rep. Hill has submitted an official legislative request…
Posted on January 15, 2020 by Greg MacKinnon
Rep. Hill will be hosting two Coffee and Conversation events. On Thursday, January 30, she will be in Avon at Beanz & Co. and on Thursday, February 6, she will be at LaSalle Market & Deli. Both events begin at 8:00 a.m. and each will last for about an hour. The 2020 session is quickly approaching, which is why these are both great opportunities for you to ask questions or express opinions about issues relating to state government.
Posted on January 10, 2020 by Greg MacKinnon
Each year, prior to the start of the legislative session, the nonpartisan Office of Legislative Research compiles its “Major Issues” report. This report outlines various points of public policy that the legislature will likely act upon this year. I have highlighted some of the major issues below, with short explanations provided within OLR’s report. The entire report can be reviewed by clicking here.
Posted on January 9, 2020 by Greg MacKinnon
HARTFORD – Recently, the Connecticut Retirement Security Authority (CRSA) held a board meeting and relieved its Executive Director of her duties. In addition to cutting the board’s top member, there appears to be an insufficient amount of funds in the account to continue working towards implementation of the program. According to State Representative Leslee Hill (R-Canton), this could mean that, before the plan is even off the ground, the amount that would be required to come out of your paycheck…
Posted on December 30, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon
I want to wish you and your families a safe and happy New Year! With 2019 coming to an end, you should be aware of new taxes and laws that will be going into effect on January 1, 2020.
These new taxes, which I opposed when they came up for debate earlier in the year, include:
Posted on December 12, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon
AVON – State Rep. Leslee Hill (R-Canton) and State Sen. Kevin Witkos (R-Canton) teamed up to collect charitable donations for the Salvation Army. The legislators were at the Wal-Mart in Avon on Wednesday evening to speak with shoppers and ring the Red Kettle bell. Hill and Witkos said, “The holiday season can be a difficult time for fellow members of our community. We want to thank all of those who stopped by and donated. Your generosity will go a long way in ensuring many families and individuals…
Posted on November 8, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon
HARTFORD – The governor officially announced on Thursday afternoon his plan to impose a $21 billion transportation plan. The plan relies heavily on matching newly levied state revenue with low-interest federal loans to fund 14 identified bridge projects, and beyond. State Rep. Leslee Hill (R-Canton) expressed her understanding that transportation is an area in which the state must immediately focus its attention, but had concerns with several points within the governor’s proposal.
“The plan calls…