Posted on April 1, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon
HARTFORD – The legislature’s Education Committee met to take action on bills that would create a path for the state to study regionalization and consolidation of local school districts. State Rep. Leslee Hill (R-Canton) voted against all proposals that could lead to diminished independence of local school districts and the municipalities in which they are located.
“It is clear that the study committee created by Senate Bill 874, at an estimated cost of $1 million, will create the basis for the state,…
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.…
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…
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.
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…
Posted on February 26, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon
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Posted on February 22, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon
Photo: State Rep. Leslee Hill speaks with residents of Avon at her coffee hour event that took place at Beanz & Co. on Thursday, February 21.
AVON – State Representative Leslee Hill (R-Canton) held a coffee hour on Thursday morning at Avon’s BeanZ & Co. and in the evening hosted a pizza and politics discussion at LaSalle Market & Deli in Collinsville. Rep. Hill created these events to provide opportunities for residents, members of the local workforce, and area veterans to discuss issues related to our state government. At both events, Rep. Hill provided short updates regarding the most recent budget proposal and answered questions from those in attendance.
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!” …
Posted on February 8, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon