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Rep. Hayes Supportive of Contract to Improve State Police Recruitment

Posted on January 26, 2023


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On Wednesday in the House of Representatives, I voted in favor of supporting House Resolution No. 9, which was the approval of a collective bargaining agreement between the state and the Connecticut State Police Union, but it should not end there. The last several years have been particular rough on our men and women in uniform, and as a legislature, we need to do all we can in our power to address the ever-changing challenges that our law enforcement officers are facing.


House Republicans Offer

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Opening Day of the 2023 Legislative Session

Posted on January 4, 2023


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On Wednesday, it was my honor to be sworn into my third term being your state representative. I was so energized seeing multiple people back inside the House Chamber as we begin this new session! I want to thank my constituents in the 51st General Assembly District for once again entrusting me to be your voice at the State Capitol.

We will get right to work on Thursday, January 5th at noon, for our first Public Safety and Security meeting right here in Hartford. Along with serving on Public Safety,

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State Representative Hayes Receives 100% Voting Record From CBIA

Posted on July 12, 2022


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“I will always stand strong with Connecticut businesses, and I am happy to once again receive a perfect voting record once again from the Connecticut Business and Industry Association (CBIA). With the struggles our small businesses are facing, I am committed to doing my part to support all pro-business legislation,” said State Representative Rick Hayes.

CBIA is the state’s largest business organization recognized my perfect voting score on key bills impacting Connecticut’s economic growth and business

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Legislative Update with State Representatives Anne Dauphinais & Rick Hayes

Posted on June 1, 2022


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You will have two opportunities to join State Representatives Anne Dauphinais & Rick Hayes, for a Legislative Update on the recently adjourned 2022 Legislative Session, and discuss any other issues that are important to you and your family. Please join us this Saturday, June 4th from 9:00-10:30 A.M. or Tuesday, June 7th from 6:00-7:30 P.M. at Four G’s Pizza located at 305 Hartford Turnpike in Dayville. This event is open to all residents in Connecticut’s 44th & 51st Assembly Districts.

We look forward

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Interstate 395 Roadwork Advisory

Posted on May 26, 2022


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The following is from the Connecticut Department of Transportation-

 

Safety Improvement Project on I-395 in Killingly, Putnam and Thompson

The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing that a safety improvement project will be performed on I-395 northbound and southbound in Killingly, Putnam and Thompson.

The project consists of installing guide rail on I-395 northbound and southbound at various locations in Killingly, Putnam and Thompson.  This project is scheduled to begin on Wednesday,

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Rep. Hayes Opposes Budget Adjustments

Posted on May 3, 2022


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As we enter the final two days of the 2022 Legislative Session, I wanted to touch on the budget vote from last night that passed the House last night 95-52, strictly along party lines. The headlines this morning read “Largest Tax Cuts in Connecticut History”, but it is important to note that this act was an adjustment to the budget which included the budget implementer and bonding for a total of $547 million dollars, or a 6.4% increase. While there are positives within this budget that offer SHORT-term

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SENATE & HOUSE REPUBLICANS UNVEIL $1.2 BILLION TAX RELIEF PLAN FOR WORKING- AND MIDDLE-CLASS FAMILIES

Posted on April 21, 2022


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“I sincerely hope Democrats join Republicans in giving our constituents the much-needed relief they deserve. Connecticut residents have been overburdened by surging costs on the goods and services they need to survive. Our residents are overtaxed, their monthly budgets are blown, and immediate relief is needed to help those who need it most.” –State Representative Rick Hayes


SENATE & HOUSE REPUBLICANS UNVEIL $1.2 BILLION TAX RELIEF PLAN FOR
WORKING- AND MIDDLE-CLASS FAMILIES

Cuts the Income Tax,

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Town of Killingly Receives Farm Viability Grant from the Department of Agriculture

Posted on April 4, 2022


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“We are happy to see that the Town of Killingly has been awarded the Farm Viability Grant from the Department of Agriculture!

Killingly has been awarded this grant in the Food Supply Chain Category, and the funds will be utilized to purchase, and install a blast chiller freezer in the old Killingly High School, according to our Legislative Liaison with the Department of Agriculture. This kitchen will now be used to process local produce and incorporate it into the school lunch program.

These grants

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Public Hearing Alert – Judiciary Committee – Monday, March 14th

Posted on March 11, 2022


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Since last Spring, the House Republican Caucus has been front and center bringing to light the rise in crime, especially juvenile crime, across Connecticut, which is a growing concern in all 169 cities and towns. From the death of an innocent man out jogging in New Britain last June, to locked cars that are being ransacked and stolen from driveways and even from inside garages. Recently, some thieves have gotten so brazen that they’ve moved past property crimes and have begun carjacking innocent

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House Republicans Urge Democrat Leaders to Launch Formal Investigation of Lamont Administration Scandal

Posted on February 24, 2022


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Statement from State Representative Rick Hayes, 51st General Assembly District

“Today, I stood with some of my colleagues from the House Republican Caucus to call on Democrats to launch a formal inquiry into the controversial school construction bidding scandal that is focused on members within the Lamont Administration. Connecticut residents have the right to know where their tax dollars are going and what is going on at every level of their government.

I stand by the statements of House Republican

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