Conservative Caucus Announces 2020 “Short Session” Agenda

Posted on February 7, 2020 by jpheasant


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HARTFORD – Staying steadfast to their values, the legislature’s Conservative Caucus today announced their 2020 legislative agenda which includes provisions to protect voting and individual free speech rights, workplace rights for employees, reduces taxpayer funded election payouts and strengthens criminal justice protections, among other ideas.

“Connecticut has been heading in the wrong direction for some time,” Caucus Chair, Rep. Mike France (R-42), said. “Our proposals will realign our state with

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CONSERVATIVE CAUCUS OBJECTS TO WASTE OF TAXPAYER DOLLARS FOR JANUARY SPECIAL SESSION

Posted on January 21, 2020 by jpheasant


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HARTFORD – The legislature’s Conservative Caucus today expressed dismay that Democrat leaders and Governor Lamont are apparently still contemplating a special session to take place as late as the end of January to take up legislation regarding state bonding and adding tolls to Connecticut highways, mere days ahead of the start of the Legislative Session, which begins on Wednesday, February 5, 2020.

On January 16, 2020 at the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce 2020 Legislative Breakfast, Senate

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Lawmakers Visit Arc Bottle Redemption Center, Discuss Current State of Affairs

Posted on January 17, 2020 by jpheasant


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WOODSTOCK – Earlier this week, State Representatives Anne Dauphinais (R-44) and Rick Hayes (R-51) were invited to the Arc’s Bottle and Can Redemption Center in Woodstock to get an up-close view of what is being done at the facility and hear more about how it operates.

One of the topics discussed during the event was Connecticut’s current bottle bill and previous legislative attempts to update its current language. Proponents who support the update seek to increase the redemption rates for the items

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2019 Year In Review

Posted on January 15, 2020 by jpheasant


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Fought Against the Merger or Closure of QVCC

I am proud to have fought against this proposal because it helped prevent Quinebaug Valley Community College and other local institutions around the state from becoming another program run by individuals in Hartford. Unfortunately all too often these types of decisions are made in a vacuum and without much familiarity with how these schools operate and their uniqueness to the area residents in which they serve.

Continued Fight against Tolls
I will not

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CONSERVATIVE CAUCUS RESPONDS TO SENATE REPUBLICAN TRANSPORTATION FUNDING PLAN

Posted on December 17, 2019 by jpheasant


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HARTFORD – In a letter to Senator Len Fasano this week, the Connecticut General Assembly (CGA) Conservative Caucus commented on the Senate Republican transportation funding plan, Fiscal Accountability & Sustainable Transportation Reform, (FASTR) CT, expressing appreciation for the Senate’s efforts, but stating its belief that no responsible transportation funding plan can be developed without incorporating the results of a financial audit conducted by the State Auditors of Public Accounts (APA) and

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Conservative Caucus Blasts Treasurer Wooden for Breach of his Fiduciary Responsibility

Posted on December 5, 2019 by jpheasant


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The Conservative Caucus today came out strongly against plans by the Connecticut State Treasurer to revamp the state’s investment policy regarding companies connected to the civilian firearms industry.

In a Tuesday press conference, Treasurer Shawn Wooden said he intended to reallocate millions of dollars’ worth of state investments away from companies with ties to the firearms industry, ban future investments of state funds with firearms-related companies, and use the power of his office to pressure

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CONSERVATIVE CAUCUS REMAINS FERVENTLY OPPOSED TO TOLLS

Posted on November 8, 2019 by jpheasant


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HARTFORD – Today, the Connecticut General Assembly Conservative Caucus renewed its strong opposition to highway tolls of any kind and called upon fellow legislators to pledge the same.

In recent weeks, towns across the state have been left in limbo with regard to grant money intended for local road and bridge repairs. Governor Lamont is withholding these much-needed funds from the towns in an obvious attempt to pressure legislators to support his newest transportation plan – a plan which now includes

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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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