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Representative Dauphinais Opposes Budget Adjustments

Posted on May 3, 2022


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The media claim on this massive budget is that it is the most massive tax cut in the history of Connecticut. Truth be told there are tax cuts in this bill (some helpful), but many of them are very short term and do not do anything to help in the long term. Real change begins with thoughtful, wise, and long- term changes.

The following were included in what was supposed to be the “Budget Adjustment Bill.” Certainly not one that is supposed to result in increased spending.

Sen. Rob Sampson joins Reps. Fiorello and Dauphinais in Renewed Call to CT DPH Provide Clarity on Vaccine Religious Exemption Policy for Students Entering Colleges and Universities

Posted on April 26, 2022


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HARTFORD – State Sen. Rob Sampson (R-Wolcott) today repeated his original request to the state’s Department of Public Health Commissioner Manisha Juthani to provide clarification to college and university administrators on the immunization ‘grandfather’ clause for public school students with religious exemptions that are now entering institutions of higher education. This clause is included in Public Act No. 21-6, signed into law in April 2021.

“Unfortunately, due to conflicting [administrator] interpretations

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April 19th Capitol Update

Posted on April 20, 2022


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On Tuesday, the House of Representatives voted on H.B. No. 5386, An Act Concerning Health Insurance Coverage for Epinephrine Cartridge Injectors, Health Carriers and Pharmacy Benefit Managers.

The bill would cap the copay costs for epinephrine cartridge injectors for a small number of Connecticut resident (5-10,000), while increasing the costs of premiums to thousands of others. This bill is similar to other legislation like the pregnancy bill, and the insulin bill, that will result in higher premiums.

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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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March 16th- PURA: Virtual Public Listening Session on Performance Based Ratemaking

Posted on March 11, 2022


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The state’s Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) is tasked with regulating the rates and services of Connecticut’s energy utility and telecommunication companies. As part of their work, the agency is investigating different systems to help increase efficiency for customers while also reducing costs.

Two years ago, the governor signed PA 20-5 that requires PURA to establish a Performance Based Ratemaking (PBR) framework that “contain standards and metrics to measure how EDCs perform in meeting

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Representative Dauphinais Stands Up for Children and Parental Rights

Posted on February 11, 2022


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Statement from State Representative Anne Dauphinais

“Parents know what is best for their children – not the state. A House Republican Amendment aimed at giving parents the right to choose whether or not to have their children wear masks at school failed 90-56, with 3 absent or not voting. Ultimately, even after thousands of emails and calls along with hundreds of organized protests across the state – Democrats once again fail to listen to

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Governor’s Executive Orders Informational Hearing

Posted on February 7, 2022


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Notice: CONTINUATION OF EMERGENCY DECLARATIONS & LIMITED EXECUTIVE ORDERS INFORMATIONAL HEARING TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2022 – 9:00 AM

 

The Legislature will hold an Informational Hearing on the Continuation of Emergency Declarations and Limited Executive Orders on Tuesday, February 8 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. via Zoom.  The Informational Hearing can be viewed via YouTube Live.

In addition, the Informational Hearing may be recorded and broadcast live on CT-N.com. Individuals who wish to testify via

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IRS Regular Tax Filing Begins January 24th

Posted on January 24, 2022


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With tax season beginning on Monday, January 24th, I wanted to make you aware of important dates and deadlines to help you navigate through tax season.

Important Dates

January 14: IRS Free File opens. Taxpayers can begin filing returns through IRS Free File partners; tax returns will be transmitted to the IRS starting January 24. Tax software companies also are accepting tax filings in advance. For more on IRS Free File, click here

January 18: Due date for tax year 2021 fourth quarter estimated tax

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POSTPONED: Representatives Hayes & Dauphinais Join Danielson Veterans Coffee House for Food Drive on Saturday

Posted on January 13, 2022


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Due to unforeseen circumstances, our Stuff-A-Humvee Food Drive scheduled for this Saturday has been postponed. We plan on rescheduling in the near future and as soon as a new date is set we will be sure to let you know.

 

Area Legislators to Hold Pre-Session Town Hall in Plainfield on January 5th

Posted on December 28, 2021


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Plainfield Pre-Session Town Hall

Please join State Representatives Anne Dauphinais (R-44) and Brian Lanoue (R-45), State Senator Heather Somers (R- 18), along with Plainfield First Selectman Kevin Cunningham, on Wednesday, January 5th for a Pre-Session Town Hall.  The event will be held at the Plainfield Town Hall from 6:00 to 7:00 P.M.

The next regular legislative session will begin on February 9th, 2022, and we encourage you to attend to share any questions or concerns that you might have.

If you

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