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New Milford state Rep. outlines priorities for new session

New Milford Representative Bill Buckbee was sworn into his second term yesterday.  He will assume the Ranking Member role of the Internship Committee, and continue his service on the Commerce Committee. In addition to those assignments, he will also begin service on the Energy and Technology Committee. 

Buckbee says he has quite a few proposals that will be beneficial to New Milford and Connecticut residents.  A couple of highlights include a full-time job incentive to grow and strengthen the state’s workforce.  He will also continuing the quest to bring commuter rail to New Milford to expand options for those who commute daily for work, or on the weekends for recreation. 

Buckbee also wants to implement Opioid Hospital Credits to provide financial relief to hospitals that have open beds to care for those recovering from addiction.  He plans to reform veteran ID card rules, so they can be used as legitimate verification for entry and access to public buildings requiring an individual to produce identification.  Buckbee has also proposed Blockchain Voter Registration to increase the ability of the public to register and participate in state and local voting. 

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Jim Bohannon

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