Rep. Dauphinais Promotes Reading Through ‘Read Across America Day’


HARTFORD – In honor of Dr. Seuss’s birthday State Representative Anne Dauphinais (R-44) paid a visit to students at Plainfield Memorial, Shepard Hill Elementary, Killingly Memorial Schools as part of the annual Read Across America Day.

“We all know how much of an important role literacy plays in the culture in which we live,” Rep. Dauphinais said. “It was my pleasure to have once again participated in an event that aims to motivate students to read more.”

Read Across America Day was established by the National Education Association in 1997 that takes place annually on March 2nd, which is Dr. Seuss’ birthday. It has become the largest reading event in the country.

According to their website, The National Education Association seeks to build a nation of readers through its signature program, NEA’s Read Across America. Now in its 21St year, this year-round program focuses on motivating children and teens to read through events, partnerships, and reading resources.

For more information about this great event please visit

State Representative Anne Dauphinais represents the 44th General Assembly district of Killingly and Plainfield.

Rep. Dauphinais Participates in ‘Family Hearing Day’


State Rep. Ann Dauphinais (R-44) joined her fellow colleagues and members of the Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities (IDD) Caucus as part of Family Hearing Day.

The event now in its 5th year is designed to not only provide lawmakers with the opportunity to hear first-hand from members of the IDD community, but also the challenges and comments their care givers, parents and advocates face from across the state.

State Representative Rep. Anne Dauphinais stands alongside Nick Glomb, a member of the IDD community, and Rep. Robin Green during the 5th annual ‘Family Hearing Day’ event held at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford.

State Representative Anne Dauphinais Tours Siri Wire


Rep. Dauphinais Tours Construction of The Mill at Killingly Apartments


HARTFORD – State Representative Anne Dauphinais (R-44) sat down with those involved in the ongoing construction project taking place at the former Old Mill for an in-depth and informative discussion.

Over the past several months, many residents have voiced their concerns about the project and the possibility of questionable activity and people who might linger around the facility.

Once completed, The Mill at Killingly Apartments will provide 32 affordable, supportive, and market rate housing units through United Services Inc. The building will be broken down into 28 one-bedroom and 4 two-bedroom units with a shared laundry facility. Of the 32 units, 4 will be designated for veterans.

The Women’s Institute for Housing and Economic Development screens all applicants in order to make sure they qualify. In order to be considered, applicants must be homeless or imminently homeless, meet a defined set of income requirements. Once accepted, United Services will work to organize and bring in all of the services each individual will then need.

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Connecticut General Assembly Conservative Caucus Strongly Opposes Tolls


HARTFORD — Today the Connecticut General Assembly Conservative Caucus expressed its opposition to plans proposed by Governor Malloy, as well as other lawmakers, for the installation of electronic tolls on Connecticut highways. On Wednesday, Governor Malloy held a press conference discussing the Special Transportation Fund (STF) and detailing his support for electronic tolls, a seven cent per gallon increase in the gas tax, a new three dollar fee on tire purchases and accelerating the transfer of new car sales tax revenue to the STF by two years.

As recently as last week, lawmakers in Hartford discussed plans to install “congestion pricing tolls” on all major highways, including I 95, I-91, I-84, I-395, I-691, as well as Route 2, Route 6, Route 7, Route 8 and Route 15. House Speaker Joe Aresimowicz (D-30) recently “promised” a vote on tolls during the upcoming session opening on Wednesday, February 7th. Once in place, the door would be opened for potential tolls on every major bridge and highway across the state.

Congestion pricing tolls are those in which the surcharge is not constant, but instead rises and falls based upon the amount of traffic at the time. Some states have seen congestion toll pricing as high as $50.00 per toll. Here in Connecticut, lawmakers have been discussing having as many as 32 tolls just on the span of I-95 alone, not to mention those planned for Connecticut’s other highways.

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