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State Representatives Dauphinais & Hayes Have Serious Concerns Over Extension of Governor’s Executive Orders

Posted on September 9, 2020 by mmeadows


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Hartford – On Friday morning, a special legislative oversight committee voted in favor, strictly along party lines, for Governor Lamont to maintain his emergency powers. On March 10, Governor Lamont signed the initial declaration of a health emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This order, which was slated to expire on September 9, was extended by the governor last week. The special legislative committee voted in favor of the order 6-4, which will now extend the governor’s unilateral rule through

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CONSERVATIVE CAUCUS OBJECTS TO GOVERNOR EXTENDING UNILATERAL RULE OF STATE BY EXECUTIVE FIAT

Posted on September 2, 2020 by mmeadows


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Governor Lamont announced today his intention to continue the unilateral rule of the state by executive order, extending the duration of the civil preparedness and public health emergency declarations for at least another five months. The Connecticut General Assembly Conservative Caucus strenuously objects to this extension and demands that legislative leadership reject the public health emergency declaration to reestablish the appropriate standing of the Legislature as a co-equal branch of government

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Plainfield’s Legislative Delegation Affirms Support for Local Law Enforcement

Posted on August 1, 2020 by mmeadows


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Plainfield – On Friday morning, State Representatives Anne Dauphinais (R-44th), Brian Lanoue (R-45th) and State Senator Heather Somers (R-18th), made a visit to the Plainfield Police Department. The lawmakers discussed the recently passed ‘police accountability’ legislation with officers and affirmed their support for the dedication and service that the department provides to the Plainfield community.

Following last Friday’s House passage and Tuesday’s Senate passage of HB-6004, An Act Concerning

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July 2020 House Special Session Update

Posted on July 28, 2020 by mmeadows


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I wanted to provide all of you with a little background information on each of the four bills the House voted on during Thursday into Friday morning’s Special Session.

Police Accountability Bill (HB-6004): Due to the magnitude of items that were addressed in this bill, the legislature should have taken this up in a new session when the general public, lawmakers, law enforcement officers, and others would have been able to spend the time necessary to address a bill of this type. Instead, we held a

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AMERICA CANNOT ALLOW A LAWLESS MOB TO DESTROY THE SYMBOLS OF OUR HISTORY

Posted on July 2, 2020 by jpheasant


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Op-Ed written by: State Representatives Anne Dauphinais, Doug Dubitsky, and Gail Mastrofrancesco

When professionally organized mobs tear down historic statues and attack the images of staunch abolitionists, U.S. presidents who fought against the Confederacy and the Ku Klux Klan, and even Jesus Himself, but leave untouched statues of avowed racist Margaret Sanger, vicious slave trader Elihu Yale, and even Senator Robert Byrd who was the Exalted Cyclops of the Ku Klux Klan, it is clear the mob’s rampaging

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Conservative Caucus Objects to Exclusion of Legislature from Reopen Connecticut Advisory Group 

Posted on April 30, 2020 by jpheasant


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In a letter delivered last week to Governor Lamont, the Conservative Caucus again pushed for the State Legislature to have a day-to-day role in the Governor’s Reopen Connecticut Advisory Group.  They also requested a comprehensive plan be developed to reopen Connecticut that encompasses the financial, social, and emotional needs of the state’s residents prior to the Governor issuing further Executive Orders.

The Governor’s advisory group was created to develop metrics meant to ease restrictions on

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Guidance Maintaining an Adequate Supply of Chronic Prescription Medication during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted on April 21, 2020 by jpheasant


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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been closely monitoring the medical supply chain in the United States during the COVID-19 pandemic, understanding that it may be impacted, potentially leading to supply disruptions or shortages.

The Department of Consumer Protection’s (DCP) Drug Control Division has been monitoring FDA actions, and cares deeply about the significant impact that this pandemic may have on patient care. The FDA and DCP are doing everything within their authority to help

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Conservative Caucus Wants Connecticut Legislators and Businesses Involved in Plan to Reopen the State

Posted on April 17, 2020 by jpheasant


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In an April 14, 2020 letter to Governor Lamont, the legislature’s Conservative Caucus questioned the detrimental impact his COVID-19-related Executive Orders (EOs) are having on the social and economic fabric of our state. They argued that Connecticut legislators, business leaders and health care professionals must be part of any group formed to determine the process and timing of reopening our schools and businesses.

The Conservative Caucus believes the Governor’s “one-size-fits-all” policy of arbitrarily

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Resource Information for Coronavirus and Helpful Links

Posted on March 18, 2020 by jpheasant


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List of Emergency Orders Issued by Governor Lamont

To view the complete list of executive orders enacted by Governor Lamont, click here.

March 10, 2020: Declaration of Civil Preparedness and Public Health Emergencies

For a list of Emergency Orders from our State Agencies: Click Here

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The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have created a series of informational tips and resources in order to; protect yourself and others,

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Rep. Dauphinais Promotes Reading Through Participation in Nationwide Event

Posted on March 5, 2020 by jpheasant


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HARTFORD – In honor of Dr. Seuss’ birthday, State Representative Anne Dauphinais (R-44) joined in the nationwide celebration by reading to students at Shepard Hill in Plainfield and Killingly Memorial School.

During Monday’s event, Rep. Dauphinais read “Oh the Places You’ll Go” by Dr. Seuss to 3rd grade students at Shepard Hill and “Bad Boys” by Margie Palatini to 4th grade students from Killingly Memorial School.

“Reading is an important skill that will be used in every facet of your life and encouraging

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