Killingly Lawmakers Tour Correctional Facility, Discuss Impact of Legislative Proposals

Posted on October 4, 2019 by jpheasant


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Photo (L-R): Warden Stephen Faucher , State Representative Rick Hayes (R-51),  Deputy Warden Yadira Otero-Negron, and State Representative Anne Dauphinais (R-44).

BROOKLYN- In an effort to learn more about the facility and the Capitol’s impact on Connecticut’s correctional system, State Representatives Anne Dauphinais (R-Killingly) and Rick Hayes (R-Putnam), who both serve as members of the legislatures Judiciary Committee, received a personal tour of the Brooklyn Correctional Institution by its current

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Conservative Caucus Joins College Republicans to Improve Existing Anti-Discrimination Policies

Posted on October 2, 2019 by jpheasant


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HARTFORD – The Conservative Caucus today joined the Connecticut Federation of College Republicans in calling on Connecticut colleges and universities to include political free speech in their anti-discrimination policies.

During a mid-day press conference at the Legislative Office Building, Connecticut Federation of College Republicans Chairman Timothy Anop announced the launch of the “Take Back the First” initiative to encourage universities across the state to incorporate political ideology as

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Conservative Caucus Blasts Democrats’ Increase of the Digital Download Tax

Posted on October 1, 2019 by jpheasant


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HARTFORD – The legislature’s Conservative Caucus this week warned residents to prepare for yet another round of Democrat tax increases – this time on goods and services that range from supermarket sandwiches and coffee to digital downloads – contained in the Democrats’ budget that take effect on October 1st.

Instead of streamlining state government, or trying to reduce state spending to balance yet another massive budget deficit, legislative Democrats and Governor Lamont chose once again to soak

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Rep. Dauphinais Recognized by Foundation For Supporting Conservative Principles

Posted on September 27, 2019 by jpheasant


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HARTFORD – State Representative Anne Dauphinais (R-Killingly) was recently recognized by The American Conservative Union Foundation (ACUF) for her commitment to preserving and adhering to conservative principles through a series of votes made on the floor of the House.

The ACUF scored House and Senate lawmakers based on their support for Conservative positions on 13 important, select pieces of legislation. The bills all affect job creation, small business growth and economic stability in Connecticut.

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Plainfield Lawmakers Help Those In Need With Donations From Humvee Event

Posted on September 12, 2019 by jpheasant


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PLAINFIELD – State Representatives Anne Dauphinais (R-44), Brian Lanoue (R-45) and State Senator Heather Somers (R-18) wrapped up a successful ‘Stuff a Humvee’ event last Saturday by collecting dozens of boxes full of donation items to benefit Project Pin, a food pantry located in Moosup.

The lawmakers teamed up with Big Y, volunteers from the Danielson Veterans Coffee House and members of the Connecticut Army National Guard to host the event. In addition to the food and personal hygiene products

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Plainfield Lawmakers to Host Hemp Informational Forum

Posted on August 27, 2019 by jpheasant


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PLAINFIELD – State Representative Anne Dauphinais (R-44), Brian Lanoue (R-45) and State Senator Heather Somers (R-18) will be hosting an Informational Forum on hemp – a plant species that has several industrial applications.

The forum will feature speakers Shannon Culley and Kevin Skulczyck from Field of Tranquility, the largest hemp farm in Connecticut. Culley and Skulczyck will discuss topics such as the new hemp law in Connecticut, the future growth of hemp in the state along with answering any

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Rep. Dauphinais Achieves 100% Voting Record

Posted on August 14, 2019 by jpheasant


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Representative Makes Every Vote of the 2019 Regular Session

HARTFORD – For the third consecutive year, State Representative Anne Dauphinais (R-44) has achieved a perfect score for votes taken on the floor of the House of Representatives during the 2019 legislative session.

Each year, the House Clerk’s Office releases the data on members’ votes during the Regular Session and Representative Dauphinais was present for all 392 votes taken during that time. Achieving perfect attendance is quite difficult,

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Killingly Lawmakers Receive 100% Voting Score From Leading Business Organization

Posted on August 8, 2019 by jpheasant


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HARTFORD –The Connecticut Business and Industry Association (CBIA) has recently released their ‘2019 State House Voting Records’ annual report which focuses on action taken on bills that would either positively or negatively impact businesses around the state and State Representative Anne Dauphinais (R-44) and Rick Hayes (R-51) both received a 100% score by the organization.

The lawmakers overall scores are based on their votes in committee or the House floor on a series of ‘key bills’ that supported

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Rep. Dauphinais Honored for Her Work With IDD Community

Posted on July 12, 2019 by jpheasant


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(Photo): State Rep. Dauphinais is presented with a Legislative Service Award for her work with the Arc Eastern Connecticut.

HARTFORD – State Representative Anne Dauphinais (R-44) was recently honored by The Arc Eastern Connecticut for her commitment and support of programs and services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Late last month, Rep. Dauphinais received this recognition during the first annual meeting and picnic of The Arc Quinebaug Valley and The Arc New London

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Rep. Dauphinais and Sen. Somers Continue Open Dialogue With Transportation Groups

Posted on June 27, 2019 by jpheasant


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PLAINFIELD – State Representative Anne Dauphinais (R-44) and State Senator Heather Somers (R-18) met with representatives from the Southeast Area Transit District (SEAT),  Northeastern Connecticut Council of Governments (NECCOG), Town of Plainfield and the Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) to continue discussions on how to provide public transportation for area residents.

Tuesday’s meeting was long overdue according to the lawmakers, who had hoped to continue previous discussions between

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