Conservative Caucus Proposes Alternative to State-Run Paid Family & Medical Leave Program

Posted on April 8, 2019 by jpheasant


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HARTFORD – As bills to provide paid Family and Medical Leave advance through the committee process, the legislature’s Conservative Caucus proposed an alternative that would provide coverage for families without burdening individual taxpayers with a mandatory and onerous new payroll tax.

Current paid family and medical leave proposals would mandate employers offer up to 12 weeks of paid family and medical leave to their employees. To fund the program, virtually all employees would be compelled to

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Killingly State Representatives Visit Site of Recent Mill Fire to Offer Their Support

Posted on April 1, 2019 by jpheasant


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(photo): Reps Dauphinais and Hayes talk with Fire Marshall Randy Burchard regarding the recent fire that occurred at the Acme Cotton Mill.

KILLINGLY – State Representatives Anne Dauphinais (R-44) and Rick Hayes (R-51) spent Monday afternoon speaking with Killingly’s Fire Marshall and Town Manager about the recent fire that destroyed a local mill and to offer their support moving forward.

Both Dauphinais and Hayes joined Randy Burchard Town Fire Marshall and Mary Carlio Killingly Town Manager at the

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Should Vaccines Be Mandated Presentation by Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

Posted on March 27, 2019 by jpheasant


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Conservative Caucus Supports Uniform State Gun Laws and Opposes Bill That Would Lead to Racial Profiling

Posted on March 21, 2019 by jpheasant


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HARTFORD – The Conservative Caucus today came out strongly in favor of House Bill (HB) 5227, “AN ACT CONCERNING THE REGULATION OF FIREARMS BY MUNICIPALITIES,” a bill that would establish uniform gun laws across the state. HB 5227 seeks to address the growing problem of cities and towns enacting local gun control laws which differ from state law, creating a minefield of conflicting laws impossible for law abiding gun owners to navigate.

“We fiercely defend traditional local control of budgets, schools

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Transportation Committee Leadership and Local Lawmakers to Host Toll Forum

Posted on March 19, 2019 by jpheasant


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KILLINGLY – State Representatives Anne Dauphinais (R-44) and Rick Hayes (R-51) in conjunction with State Senator Henri Martin (R-31) and State Representative Laura Devlin (R-134), Ranking Members of the legislative Transportation Committee are inviting the public to attend an informational forum on tolls.

WHERE: Killingly High School – Auditorium

226 Putnam Pike, Killingly

WHEN: Wednesday, April 3rd from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Investing in and improving Connecticut’s transportation infrastructure

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Rep. Dauphinais Promotes Literacy During Annual Reading Event

Posted on March 15, 2019 by jpheasant


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PLAINFIELD – Earlier this month, State Representative Anne Dauphinais (R-44) spent time reading to Shepard Hill Elementary School as part of the annual National Education Association’s (NEA) Read Across America Day.

The aim of the ‘Read Across America’ program is to raise literary awareness by motivating children and teens to read through events, partnerships, and reading resources. The event also coincides with National Reading Month and is held on children’s author Dr. Seuss’ birthday.

“It was

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Eastern CT Lawmakers Support Bills to Prevent Merger or Closure of QVCC Without Legislative Approval

Posted on February 21, 2019 by jpheasant


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Photo: Reps Dauphinais and Boyd testify before the Higher Education and Employment Committee on behalf of SB-749 and HB-7120. These bills would require legislative approval before the closure or merging of Quinebaug Valley Community College or any other Connecticut institutions within the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities.

HARTFORD – State Representatives Anne Dauphinais (R-44), Rick Hayes (R-51), Pat Boyd (D-50), and Senator Mae Flexer (D-29) have backed two bills that would seek to prevent Quinebaug Valley Community College and other Connecticut institutions within the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities from merging or closing without legislative approval.

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Eastern Connecticut Lawmakers Join Fight to Prevent Closure or Consolidation of QVCC

Posted on January 30, 2019 by jpheasant


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HARTFORD – State Representatives Anne Dauphinias (R-44), Doug Dubitsky (R-47), and Rick Hayes (R-51) are a part of a Republican drafted bill that would seek to prohibit the merger or closure of an institution within the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities without the review and approval of the General Assembly.

HB6474, AN ACT CONCERNING THE MERGER OR CLOSURE OF INSTITUTIONS WITHIN THE CONNECTICUT STATE COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES, seeks to remove the power for school consolidation and closing

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Rep. Dauphinais Named Ranking Member of Housing Committee

Posted on January 10, 2019 by jpheasant


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HARTFORD – State Representative Anne Dauphinais (R-44) has been selected to serve as the Ranking Member of the General Assembly’s Housing Committee by House Republican Leader Themis Klarides.

In her role as Ranking Member, Rep. Dauphinais will work alongside fellow committee leadership on legislation relating to housing. During last session, the joint standing committee addressed issues related to funding for rehabilitation of unsafe homes, group homes and supportive housing, mortgages and foreclosures,

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Rep. Dauphinais is Helping to Spread Holiday Cheer Through Volunteerism

Posted on December 14, 2018 by jpheasant


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HARTFORD – Throughout Eastern Connecticut, many parents struggle to afford the day-to-day expenses of raising a family on limited means. Thanks to programs like Tommy Toy Fund, local donations, and volunteers like State Representative Anne Dauphinais (R-Killingly), many of these children will now receive a Christmas that wasn’t otherwise possible.

“For so many of us the Christmas season is such a magical time of the year, but then there are some that it’s not so magical for. For the last several

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