State Representatives Haines and DeCaprio Support Public Hearing to Eliminate the Highway Use Tax

Posted on February 28, 2023


HARTFORD— State Representatives Irene Haines (R-34) and Mark DeCaprio (R-48) enthusiastically support a House Republican parliamentary procedure to circumvent Democrat opposition to a bill that would save inflation-weary businesses and residents money by eliminating the new highway use tax (HUT) on heavyweight trucks. This legislation creates an additional burden to the trucking industry and Connecticut residents in general who are already feeling the impacts of inflation.

On Tuesday, Republicans

Stone Academy Update

Posted on February 27, 2023


On Thursday, I joined Attorney General William Tong, some of my colleagues from the Higher Education and Employment Advancement Committee, along with many students who were directly impacted by the closure of the three Stone Academy sites across Connecticut.

Attorney General Tong announced that his office is opening a thorough investigation on this closure that has left hundreds of students in limbo. It is disturbing to me that this institute not only took the money of many students who were trying

Rep. Haines Supportive of Contract to Improve State Police Recruitment

Posted on January 26, 2023


On Wednesday, the House of Representatives was in session to vote on State Police contracts which was passed through the Appropriations Committee last week. This is a four-year contract which addresses salary, overtime, stipends, and other specifics.

I voted yes on the approval of this contract as a first step to address several issues that our law enforcement professionals are experiencing. Police officers across Connecticut have had their difficult jobs further compounded by controversial “police