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Rep. Haines: Remarks on Religious Exemption Bill

Posted on April 20, 2021


Click on the link below to view my comments on the bill to remove the religious exemption from childhood vaccinations (HB 6423), which I voted against. The bill passed the House of Representatives 90-53.

DEEP: Parks and Boat Launches Will Provide Full Services for 2021

Posted on April 12, 2021


The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) recently announced that Connecticut’s State Parks system and boat launches are planning to return to providing full services to visitors during the 2021 season, with some state campgrounds already accepting reservations.

Personal and group compliance with COVID-19 precautions, mask wearing, and maintaining social distance practices will be essential to the safety of park visitors and staff, and DEEP’s ability to ensure maximum safe access

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Rep. Haines Supports Education Proposals for CT Students

Posted on April 8, 2021



HARTFORD– State Rep. Irene Haines (R-34) last week supported two pieces of legislation in the legislature’s Education Committee aimed at establishing clear minimum guidelines and standards for remote learning to ensure quality education and establishing social-emotional learning to adequately provide mental health support for all Connecticut students.

An Act Concerning Virtual Learning (SB 977), would require the state Department of Education to create uniform standards for online learning by July,

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