House Republicans Launch Petition Process on Juvenile Crime Crisis

Posted on July 8, 2021


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HARTFORD—State Rep. Irene Haines and House Republicans on Wednesday kickstarted their call for immediate legislative action on the juvenile crime crisis that has gripped communities throughout the state, officially launching a petition effort to bring all state lawmakers into session to implement reforms.

“I hope the majority hears our plea and signs their own petitions to get us into session,” said Rep. Haines. “We need to come together as a legislature and address this issue head on, and we need

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Constituent Mail RE: Juvenile Crime Crisis

Posted on July 6, 2021


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I have been contacted by several constituents about the recent uptick in juvenile crimes. Brian from Colchester sent a particularly thoughtful letter that he gave me permission to share. Please read it below:

“I wanted to reach out as a concerned citizen in regards to the numerous car break ins and thefts that have been happening across the state for years now. Especially with the recent stolen car incidents in Glastonbury and New Britain, I feel something needs to be done before the situation gets

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Rep. Haines Hosts Constituent Gatherings in East Hampton and Moodus

Posted on July 2, 2021


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HARTFORD – Despite the potential for rain, storms, and some of the worst heat so far this year, State Rep. Irene Haines hosted Office Hours June 29th at the East Hampton Library and July 1st at the Heritage Park Pavilion in Moodus. She briefed the constituents who joined her on legislation that passed the House and Senate this session and the legislative process.

Specifically, the conversation focused on the marijuana legislation that went into effect July 1, the recent uptick in juvenile car thefts

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