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Eastern Connecticut Lawmakers to Host Virtual Town Hall Tuesday

Posted on April 8, 2021


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Area Lawmakers to Host Virtual Town Hall Tuesday

Sen. Heather Somers, R-18th District, Rep. Anne Dauphinais, R-44th District, and Rep. Brian Lanoue, R-45th District will hold a virtual town hall meeting on Tuesday, Apr. 13 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

The legislators are expected to discuss key policy issues being debated in the General Assembly and take questions from taxpayers.

To register, visit https://tinyurl.com/2hx2p8n4

For registration questions, send an email to Erika.Pocock@cga.ct.gov.

Public Health Committee Advances Religious Exemption Bills

Posted on April 2, 2021


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State Representative Anne Dauphinais Votes No
as Legislation Moves to the House and Senate

 

HARTFORD- On Wednesday, the Public Health Committee voted to send two identical pieces of legislation to the House and Senate which would eliminate the religious exemption for vaccinations for school-aged children, college students and children in daycare; arguably one of the most controversial issues ever in front of the legislature.

SB-568: An Act Eliminating The Nonmedical Exemption To The Immunization

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April 7th Virtual Town Hall

Posted on March 30, 2021


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On Wednesday, April 7th, please join State Representative Anne Dauphinais (R-44) and State Representative Rick Hayes (R-51) for a Virtual Town Hall at 6:00 P.M. Representative Dauphinais and Hayes will provide a legislative update to discuss the bills that will impact your family, community and local business.

If you have a question that you would like addressed during the Town Hall, please email it to Anne.Dauphinais@housegop.ct.gov or Rick.Hayes@housegop.ct.gov

The Zoom link is-

https://zoom.us/j/95710302144

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Plainfield: Diagnostic Review Performed at Lillibridge Road Railroad Crossing

Posted on March 4, 2021


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I want to thank Plainfield First Selectman Kevin Cunningham, State Representative Brian Lanoue, members from the Connecticut Department of Transportation, G & W and P & W Railroad professionals, for including me in a detailed discussion of a diagnostic review that was performed Wednesday morning at the crossing on Lillibridge Road.

Being a member of the legislature’s Transportation Committee, it was very informative to listen to what goes into safety enhancements at railroad crossings.  After two

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Conservative Caucus Objects to Public Health Committee Silencing Debate and Cutting Off Public Speakers

Posted on February 17, 2021


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HARTFORD – The legislature’s Conservative Caucus today blasted the leadership of the Public Health Committee for cutting Connecticut residents off after twenty-four hours and ending public discussion regarding proposed legislation that would end the state’s religious exemption from immunization, and potentially expel thousands of healthy children from public schools across the state.

Nearly 2,000 people signed up to testify on two measures – SB 568 – An Act Eliminating the Nonmedical Exemption

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Opening Day of the 2021 Legislative Session

Posted on January 8, 2021


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Yesterday, after being honored to take the oath of office to protect the Constitution of our state and country, I voted against the rules allowing the legislature to make laws by remote control without any personal interaction with the voters.

This is being done because of public health issues but that is a dodge of responsibility of the highest order. Every day our fellow citizens are going to work, caring for their children and parents, holding onto their businesses and serving the public. Yet

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Connecticut General Assembly Conservative Caucus Welcomes New Members; Officers Selected for 2021-2023 session

Posted on December 29, 2020


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“I am excited for the addition of Kim Fiorello and Mark Anderson to the Conservative Caucus. They both have a reputation and history of standing for small government, personal accountability, individual liberty and economic freedom.” State Representative Anne Dauphinais, (R-44)

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HARTFORD — Following the 2020 election, the Connecticut General Assembly (CGA) Conservative Caucus held an organizational meeting to elect officers to serve for the next two years.  The entire slate of officers

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Representative Dauphinais Supports House Republican Leader-Elect’s Call on Lamont to Delay Pay Raises, Payroll Tax Amid Pandemic

Posted on December 22, 2020


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I support Leader-Elect Candelora’s call to delay the scheduled pay raises and the 0.5% payroll tax targeting members of the private sector.

We are in a time when people are losing their jobs and some businesses are closing their doors. It is wrong that some are getting pay raises, while being exempt from this latest tax and others are left to shoulder the financial burden.

With so many struggling, it is hard to fathom why select people should see more money coming out of their paychecks.

 

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Candelora Appoints Dauphinais to Committee on Children Leadership Post

Posted on December 7, 2020


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HARTFORD—On Friday, House Republican Leader-elect Vincent Candelora announced his appointment of State Representative Anne Dauphinais as Ranking Member of the legislature’s Committee on Children.

Anne Dauphinais is a competent, caring legislator whose passion for doing what’s right embodies her work. This committee tackles issues of significant importance to Connecticut children and families, and Anne’s demonstrated ability of pursuing fair outcomes for stakeholders on each side of an issue and

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Domestic Violence Awareness

Posted on December 2, 2020


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Friends and Neighbors,

Back in October, I posted on Facebook regarding the effects that COVID-19 is having on those who suffer from depression and other mental health disorders. The numbers according to the American Medical Association were staggering with more than 40 states seeing an increase in opioid-related deaths with relapse and overdose rates increasing to 30%.

Today, the Lieutenant Governor noted that since March, domestic violence calls are up more than 70%, and shelters are at 151%, which

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