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New Milford officials call on Gov. to end executive order on referendum voting

New Milford state Representative Bill Buckbee has sent a letter to Governor Ned Lamont urging him to amend an executive order preventing local town hall meeting votes.  The executive order suspended referendums ahead of municipal budget votes last May due to the pandemic.  It may be a moot point as the executive authority is set to expire on February 9th.  It's unclear if the legislature would vote a second time to empower his ability to extend old or issue new executive orders related to the public health emergency. Residents were able to cast ballots in person for the primary and November election, but haven't been able to gather in larger scale to vote on other matters.  Mayor Pete Bass asked Buckbee to advocate for the order to be ended, noting that residents will again not have the ability to weigh in in person on a budget.

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