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|May 21, 2015
REP. BUTLER LEADS HOUSE PASSAGE OF BILL TO ASSIST FAMILIES MOVE TO BETTER HOUSING
Representative Butler led passage in the House of Representatives of HB 6138, An Act Concerning Residence Mobility Counseling for Subsidized Housing. The bill will assist with the movement of families from high poverty to low poverty areas, promote desegregation and expansion of housing opportunities for low-income households. READ MORE
|May 13, 2015
REP. BUTLER USHERS FORECLOSURE BILL THROUGH HOUSE CHAMBER
Bill Assists Municipalities in Finding New Owners of Foreclosed Properties. The bill addresses the instance where a purchaser of a foreclosed property fails to register it with the municipality, thus leaving said municipality without a way to contact the new owner and place him on record for responsibility. The fine associated with a violation increases from $100 to $1000. When an institution takes title to the foreclosed property, the fine increases from $250 to $1250. READ MORE
|April 30, 2015
WILL STATE'S FORECLOSURE MEDIATION PROGRAM EXPIRE NEXT YEAR?
Legislators are considering two bills to extend the state's foreclosure mediation program, which helped more than 3,200 homeowners stay in their houses from July 2013 through the end of last year. The program, which began in 2008 as foreclosure starts surged, was set to expire at the end of June next year.
|March 20, 2015
REP. BUTLER RECEIVES “OUTSTANDING ELECTED OFFICIAL” AWARD FROM HOUSING GROUP
Representative Butler received the Outstanding Elected Official award from the Connecticut Public Housing Resident Network (PHRN) at an event recently held in Wallingford. READ MORE
|March 9, 2015
REP. BUTLER SUPPORTS FIREFIGHTER COMPENSATION BILL AT WATERBURY FIREHOUSE
Rep. Butler attended a press conference at the Waterville Firehouse in Waterbury in support of HB 5871. The bill would ensure adequate workers’ compensation for current and former firefighters who suffer from certain diseases as a result of the selfless work they do to protect the public. READ MORE
|March 4, 2015
FREE INCOME TAX PREPARATION
Noting that the season is here for filing your income tax return, free help with tax preparation is being offered to low- to moderate-income residents. READ MORE
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