Two New Milford State Representative Bills Head to Governor’s Office
When I called to congratulate New Milford State Representative Billy Buckbee on his hard work for the city of New Milford he told me his head was in the clouds and for good reason. . The Connecticut House of Representatives had just passed two pieces of legislation.
In case you haven’t noticed, New Milford leaders are doing an incredible job with Mayor Pete Bass in the lead and State Representative Buckbee pushing for legislation that will benefit New Milford residents.
Buckbee explained that his bill “Opioid Act“Establishes a peer navigator program.” He told me that with the pandemic which hopefully hits the home stretch, major addiction issues remain, and this new program “will help those in crisis.”
He explained that in 2020, the state saw a 20% increase in overdose incidences, but New Milford’s rate decreased by 20% during the same period. Buckbee explained that he and his team have worked diligently to get this bill passed for the past three years.
The CT House of Representatives has also taken positive action on Buckbee’s clean energy legislation, which helps one of New Milford’s most iconic businesses, Kimberly-Clark.
Legislation to equalize full access to mental health treatment, behavioral and physical health care in response to the pandemic is being viewed favorably in both chambers of the CT government. To review this bill entitled “An Act to Equalize Full Access to Mental, Behavioral and Physical Health Care in Response to the Pandemic”, click on this link, cthousegop.com.