Posted on February 20, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon
HARTFORD – State Representative Leslee Hill (R-Canton) listened as Governor Lamont gave his first budget address to the General Assembly. His comments focused on the need for the state to embrace technology and to address the long-term financial issues by raising tax revenues.
“My optimism quickly turned to confusion as the governor presented his budget priorities today at the Capitol. He spoke of the need to modernize the state, making it more attractive for young people to be educated here and to eventually grow roots and live here. I agree with him, we need to make more business-friendly decisions so that people are confident to move here and grow businesses in our state. However, we can’t do this by increasing the cost of living,” explained Rep. Hill.
Posted on February 11, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon
AVON – State Representative Leslee Hill (R-Canton) took part in the ribbon cutting at Beanz & Co. in Avon on Saturday, February 9th. This new cafe is designed to encourage individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities to join the workforce. Beanz & Co. focuses on delivering a high quality product to customers, with a central focus on making sure everyone feels welcome.
Rep. Hill said, ” I was honored to participate in the Beanz & Co. Café ribbon cutting this morning. This is a wonderful cafe to grab a coffee and breakfast treat, right on rt. 44 in Avon! The workforce is dedicated to quality service and pride themselves on including employees who have intellectual and developmental disabilities. I encourage you to stop by, it’s a place where everybody belongs!” (more…)
Posted on February 8, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon
Posted on January 28, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon
To the Editor,
The 2019 legislative session is underway. My primary goal in Hartford is to make improvements to the state’s financial policies so that families and businesses prosper here in Canton and Avon. I am also committed to improving our schools and creating a healthy, safe environment for our kids to grow up in, which must include making essential healthcare services more accessible to women and children.
Years of fiscal instability compounded by the two largest tax hikes in our state’s history within the last decade have driven too many people away from Connecticut, impacting population and home values. Our town leaders work hard to develop responsible budgets, and to support their efforts, I have submitted a proposal requiring the state to provide municipal aid amounts to each municipality by April 1st of every year. Our towns will be able to develop their budgets more accurately and effectively because state funding numbers will be known early in the process. This stability and predictability will make the state and our towns more attractive for residents and businesses.
Posted on January 24, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon
It was a great opportunity to meet with several key education stakeholders this morning at the Hartford Area Superintendents Association (HASA), Connecticut Association of Boards of Education (CABE), and Capitol Region Education Council (CREC) 2019 Legislative Breakfast. I was able to speak with the Superintendents and Board of Education members from both Canton and Avon, as well as others who represent school districts throughout the state. We will be working closely with these advocacy groups to form the best policies that will give our students the best possible environment to succeed in and out of the classroom.
Posted on January 16, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon
HARTFORD – State Representative Leslee Hill (R-Canton) participated in the legislature’s Fire/EMS Caucus meeting at the Legislative Office Building on Wednesday afternoon. The bi-partisan caucus was reestablished in May of 2017 by both Republican and Democratic legislators, with the intention to hear from fire departments across the state and form cohesive recommendations of how to implement the best policies that support first responders.
Posted on January 10, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon
Photo (from left to right): State Representatives Leslee Hill (R-Canton), Kathy Kennedy (R- 119), Gale Mastrofrancesco (R-80), and Irene Haines (R-34) are the four newly elected women that will serve in the House Republican caucus during the 2019 – 2020 legislative term.
HARTFORD – State Representative Leslee Hill (R-Canton) was sworn in today for her first term as state representative. Rep. Hill will serve the towns of Canton and Avon, which make up the 17th Assembly District.
“I look forward to serving the residents of the 17th District. It is my goal in Hartford to address our state’s struggling economy and to stabilize the state budget so that our businesses and families have the confidence to grow and prosper in our local communities. I will be working with colleagues from both sides of the political aisle to craft common sense public policy,” stated Rep. Hill.
The legislature will be in-session for a five-month period, adjourning on Wednesday, June 5.
Posted on January 8, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon
HARTFORD – State Representative-elect Leslee Hill (R-Canton) received her legislative committee assignments at the State Capitol when House Republican Leader Themis Klarides made the announcement on Tuesday afternoon. Hill has officially been assigned to the following committees: Finance, Revenue & Bonding, Judiciary, and Education.
“As your newly elected state representative, I am ready to make an immediate impact as soon as we begin the 2019 Legislative Session in a couple of weeks. I will draw on my experiences as the former chief elected official in Canton, my service on the Canton Board of Education and as a licensed attorney to help craft public policies that are germane to my committee assignments. There is much to be done in Hartford, but I will remain steadfast in my approach to correcting the state’s fiscal instability by working with job creators to create a stronger economy,” said Rep-elect Hill.
Posted on January 7, 2019 by Admin