Posted on November 8, 2019 by jpheasant
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…
Posted on October 9, 2019 by jpheasant
In a recent article published by the ct mirror, Governor Lamont addressed members of the AFL-CIO during their biennial convention, highlighting paid family and medical leave and increasing the state’s minimum wage as two of his legislative ‘accomplishments’ in his first nine months as governor. In true Governor Lamont fashion, he completely minimizes the real impact that these two items will have on many of our small businesses and even goes as far as to say in the article that “if you can’t compete,…
Posted on October 4, 2019 by jpheasant
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 Rick Hayes (R-Putnam) and Anne Dauphinais (R-Killingly), who both serve as members of the legislatures Judiciary Committee, received a personal tour of the Brooklyn Correctional Institution by its current…
Posted on October 1, 2019 by jpheasant
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…
Posted on August 19, 2019 by jpheasant
Representative Makes Every Vote of the 2019 Regular Session
HARTFORD – In his first session as a state lawmaker, State Representative Rick Hayes (R-51) has achieved a perfect score for votes taken on the floor of the House of Representatives during the 2019 legislative session.
Each year, the House Clerk’s Office releases the data on members’ votes during the Regular Session and Representative Hayes was present for all 392 votes taken during that time. Achieving perfect attendance is quite difficult,…
Posted on August 8, 2019 by jpheasant
HARTFORD –The Connecticut Business and Industry Association (CBIA) has recently released their ‘2019 State House Voting Records’ annual report which focuses on action taken on bills that would either positively or negatively impact businesses around the state and State Representative Anne Dauphinais (R-44) and Rick Hayes (R-51) both received a 100% score by the organization.
The lawmakers overall scores are based on their votes in committee or the House floor on a series of ‘key bills’ that supported…
Posted on June 5, 2019 by jpheasant
HARTFORD – State Representatives Rick Hayes (R-51) and Anne Dauphinais (R-44) are inviting residents to join them at two post-session legislative updates in Killingly.
The first of two meetings will be a weekday Town Hall event followed by a weekend Coffee Hour.
Posted on June 1, 2019 by jpheasant
HARTFORD – As a former police officer and volunteer firefighter, State Representatives Rick Hayes (R-51) relied on his experience to give an impassioned speech to his colleagues on the house floor in favor of a bill that would increase workers compensation to include care for members of law enforcement, parole officers, and fire service personnel who get Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) while on the job.
SB-164, An Act Including Certain Mental or Emotional Impairments Within the Definition of…
Posted on May 22, 2019 by jpheasant
HARTFORD – State Representative Rick Hayes (R-51) in conjunction with the local American Legion and VFW encourages residents to ‘Retire Your Worn American Flags’ at three drop off locations within the 51st District. Flags will be collected from Tuesday, May 28th until Thursday, June 13th.
The U.S. Flag Code specifies that the flag, when it is in such condition…
Posted on May 16, 2019 by jpheasant
HARTFORD – State Representative Rick Hayes (R-51) co-sponsored a bill that when implemented, would create tougher penalties for those who manufacture, distribute or sell fentanyl, a powerful synthetic opioid.
“As a former member of law enforcement, I believe the passing of this bill is a great step forward in helping our current officers with the battle against this dangerous and addicting drug,” Rep. Hayes said. “Increasing the penalties for those who traffic fentanyl is just one of the ways we…