Rep. Haines Supportive of Contract to Improve State Police Recruitment

Posted on January 26, 2023


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On Wednesday, the House of Representatives was in session to vote on State Police contracts which was passed through the Appropriations Committee last week. This is a four-year contract which addresses salary, overtime, stipends, and other specifics.

I voted yes on the approval of this contract as a first step to address several issues that our law enforcement professionals are experiencing. Police officers across Connecticut have had their difficult jobs further compounded by controversial “police

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Education Conversations With State Representative Irene Haines

Posted on January 11, 2023


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Attention Educators and Para Professionals-

Please join me for two dedicated discussions of the education system and how it works. I would like to get your feedback on the many issues facing local educators and para professionals. We have set aside two dates at the East Haddam Grange coming up this Saturday, January 14th from 10:00 – 11:00 A.M. for educators, and next Saturday from 10:00 – 11:00 A.M. for para professionals.

Please see the graphic for full details and if anyone has any questions,

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Opening Day of the 2023 Legislative Session

Posted on January 6, 2023


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On Wednesday morning, it was my honor to be sworn in once again as your state representative. Seeing the House Chamber filled with familiar and new faces, was quite the contrast to what we experienced over the last few years.

Joining me this morning was my daughter Kate, along with my dear friend Lucy.  I want to thank all of you who have given me your support to return for my third term here at the State Legislature, serving you and our communities.

Over the next several weeks, I will keep you updated

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