House & Senate Republican Lawmakers: “Pump the Brakes” on Proposed Ban on Gas-Powered Vehicle Sales

Posted on November 15, 2023


Key Committee Vote to be Held on Nov. 28

 CT farmers, fuel distributors and truckers speak out vs. adoption of regulations


In advance of a key legislative committee vote on Nov. 28, Senate Republican Leader Kevin Kelly and House Republican Leader Vincent Candelora today urged Democrats to “pump the brakes” on the Lamont administration’s proposal to ban the sales of new gas-powered vehicles by 2035 and send the proposed regulations back

State Representative Irene Haines Earns Perfect CBIA Score

Posted on October 31, 2023


HARTFORD – Connecticut’s largest business organization recognized State Representative Irene Haines (R-34), with perfect voting scores on key bills impacting Connecticut’s economic growth and business climate during the 2023 legislative session.

The Connecticut Business and Industry Association (CBIA) ranked all state lawmakers based on their support for the business community’s positions on 10 important policies. The bills all affect job creation, small business growth and economic stability in

Rep. Haines Attends Governor’s Prevention Partnership Press Conference on October 30th

Posted on October 30, 2023


On Monday, I joined local leaders and advocates at the State Capitol for the Governor’s Prevention Partnership Press Conference, to support the “Prevention Starts with You,” campaign. This campaign is a multi-prong approach to combating youth substance abuse by encouraging the safe disposal of expired medications at home. Connecticut’s Senate Delegation was able to secure $1.2 million in federal funding to purchase 50,000 Deterra Drug Deactivation System pouches, that will be distributed in the Greater