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The Latest Governor’s Executive Powers Extension

Posted on January 28, 2021 by mmeadows


Today, I joined my colleagues and requested that the members of the Public Health Emergency Committee discuss and vote on yet another extension of the governor’s executive powers through April 20, 2021.

When the latest regular legislative session began on January 6th, it was my hope that we would see the end of the governor’s executive authority when it was set to expire on February 9th. It is frustrating that the governor is seeking yet another extension of unilateral authority while the House and

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Connecticut General Assembly Conservative Caucus Welcomes New Members; Officers Selected for 2021-2023 session

Posted on December 29, 2020 by mmeadows


“I am proud to be part of this team.” State Representative Rick Hayes, (R-51)


HARTFORD — Following the 2020 election, the Connecticut General Assembly (CGA) Conservative Caucus held an organizational meeting to elect officers to serve for the next two years.  The entire slate of officers has been reaffirmed for another two-year term:  Rep. Mike France will continue to serve as Chair, with Rep. Craig Fishbein, Vice Chair, Rep. Anne Dauphinais, Secretary, and Rep. David T. Wilson, Treasurer.

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Salvation Army: Help Rescue Christmas

Posted on December 18, 2020 by mmeadows


I will not be doing a traditional Salvation Army “Bell Ringing” this year in our District, but I would like to invite you to check out my virtual page set up by the Salvation Army. If you would like to donate, all you will have to do is click here.

Thank you, stay safe and Happy Holidays!


CT Cares Small Business Grant Program Update

Posted on November 19, 2020 by mmeadows


Connecticut’s Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) has launched the online application process for its new CT Cares Small Business Grant program.

The initiative sets aside $50 million to help small businesses recover from the continuing challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. Eligible businesses and nonprofits can receive a one-time $5,000 grant, and all funds will be disbursed to approved applicants by December 30.

Grants can be used for:

  • Payroll
  • Rent/Mortgage
  • Utilities
  • Inventory
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Veterans Day: We Honor All Who Have Served

Posted on November 11, 2020 by mmeadows


The Connecticut Department of Veterans Affair’s annual Veterans Day Ceremony will be held in conjunction with the ceremony held annually at the Middletown State Veterans Cemetery, 317 Bow Lane, Middletown at 2p.m. on November 11, 2020.

This ceremony will stream live via Zoom Meeting. Zoom platform information is:

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 986 7749 7482
Passcode: 3iaz2X

Veterans Day Restaurant Specials

Applebee’s – November 11, 2020
Veterans and active-duty military receive a free meal

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State Representatives Dauphinais & Hayes Have Serious Concerns Over Extension of Governor’s Executive Orders

Posted on September 9, 2020 by mmeadows


Hartford – On Friday morning, a special legislative oversight committee voted in favor, strictly along party lines, for Governor Lamont to maintain his emergency powers. On March 10, Governor Lamont signed the initial declaration of a health emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This order, which was slated to expire on September 9, was extended by the governor last week. The special legislative committee voted in favor of the order 6-4, which will now extend the governor’s unilateral rule through

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Posted on September 2, 2020 by mmeadows


Governor Lamont announced today his intention to continue the unilateral rule of the state by executive order, extending the duration of the civil preparedness and public health emergency declarations for at least another five months. The Connecticut General Assembly Conservative Caucus strenuously objects to this extension and demands that legislative leadership reject the public health emergency declaration to reestablish the appropriate standing of the Legislature as a co-equal branch of government

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Conservative Caucus Objects to Exclusion of Legislature from Reopen Connecticut Advisory Group 

Posted on April 30, 2020 by jpheasant


In a letter delivered last week to Governor Lamont, the Conservative Caucus again pushed for the State Legislature to have a day-to-day role in the Governor’s Reopen Connecticut Advisory Group.  They also requested a comprehensive plan be developed to reopen Connecticut that encompasses the financial, social, and emotional needs of the state’s residents prior to the Governor issuing further Executive Orders.

The Governor’s advisory group was created to develop metrics meant to ease restrictions on

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Guidance Maintaining an Adequate Supply of Chronic Prescription Medication during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted on April 21, 2020 by jpheasant


The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been closely monitoring the medical supply chain in the United States during the COVID-19 pandemic, understanding that it may be impacted, potentially leading to supply disruptions or shortages.

The Department of Consumer Protection’s (DCP) Drug Control Division has been monitoring FDA actions, and cares deeply about the significant impact that this pandemic may have on patient care. The FDA and DCP are doing everything within their authority to help

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Conservative Caucus Wants Connecticut Legislators and Businesses Involved in Plan to Reopen the State

Posted on April 17, 2020 by jpheasant


In an April 14, 2020 letter to Governor Lamont, the legislature’s Conservative Caucus questioned the detrimental impact his COVID-19-related Executive Orders (EOs) are having on the social and economic fabric of our state. They argued that Connecticut legislators, business leaders and health care professionals must be part of any group formed to determine the process and timing of reopening our schools and businesses.

The Conservative Caucus believes the Governor’s “one-size-fits-all” policy of arbitrarily

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