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

Posted on April 30, 2020 by jpheasant


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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


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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


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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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Resource Information for Coronavirus and Helpful Links

Posted on March 18, 2020 by jpheasant


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List of Emergency Orders Issued by Governor Lamont

To view the complete list of executive orders enacted by Governor Lamont, click here.

March 10, 2020: Declaration of Civil Preparedness and Public Health Emergencies

For a list of Emergency Orders from our State Agencies: Click Here

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The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have created a series of informational tips and resources in order to; protect yourself and others,

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Weekly Update (2/24 – 2/28)

Posted on March 2, 2020 by jpheasant


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Meeting with Local Fire Chiefs to Address Issue of Down Lines and Eversources Response Time
State Representatives Anne Dauphinais and I held an informal meeting Wednesday night with fire chiefs from volunteer departments throughout Eastern Connecticut to discuss the amount of time their personnel are spending sitting at down lines, a common issue they’ve faced for quite some time.

The goal of the meeting was to speak with local fire chiefs and discuss the ongoing issue they’ve experienced with down

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Lawmakers Meet with Local Fire Chiefs to Try and Resolve Downed Lines Issue

Posted on February 27, 2020 by jpheasant


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PUTNAM – State Representatives Rick Hayes (R-Putnam) and Anne Dauphinais (R-Killingly) held an informal meeting last night with fire chiefs from volunteer departments throughout Eastern Connecticut to discuss the amount of time their personnel are spending sitting at down lines, a common issue they’ve faced for quite some time.

Currently when an incident involving a downed line or other electrical hazard occurs and a call must be made to Eversource, those calls are prioritized by based on a three-tiered

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Conservative Caucus Announces 2020 “Short Session” Agenda

Posted on February 7, 2020 by jpheasant


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HARTFORD – Staying steadfast to their values, the legislature’s Conservative Caucus today announced their 2020 legislative agenda which includes provisions to protect voting and individual free speech rights, workplace rights for employees, reduces taxpayer funded election payouts and strengthens criminal justice protections, among other ideas.

“Connecticut has been heading in the wrong direction for some time,” Caucus Chair, Rep. Mike France (R-42), said. “Our proposals will realign our state with

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CONSERVATIVE CAUCUS OBJECTS TO WASTE OF TAXPAYER DOLLARS FOR JANUARY SPECIAL SESSION

Posted on January 21, 2020 by jpheasant


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HARTFORD – The legislature’s Conservative Caucus today expressed dismay that Democrat leaders and Governor Lamont are apparently still contemplating a special session to take place as late as the end of January to take up legislation regarding state bonding and adding tolls to Connecticut highways, mere days ahead of the start of the Legislative Session, which begins on Wednesday, February 5, 2020.

On January 16, 2020 at the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce 2020 Legislative Breakfast, Senate

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Lawmakers Visit Arc Bottle Redemption Center, Discuss Current State of Affairs

Posted on January 17, 2020 by jpheasant


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WOODSTOCK – Earlier this week, State Representatives Anne Dauphinais (R-44) and Rick Hayes (R-51) were invited to the Arc’s Bottle and Can Redemption Center in Woodstock to get an up-close view of what is being done at the facility and hear more about how it operates.

One of the topics discussed during the event was Connecticut’s current bottle bill and previous legislative attempts to update its current language. Proponents who support the update seek to increase the redemption rates for the items

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2019 YEAR IN REVIEW

Posted on January 6, 2020 by jpheasant


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As we embark on a new year, I wanted to share with you some items I am most proud of that took place in 2019.

Fought Against the Merger or Closure of QVCC
While I’m certain we all have the best interest of Quinebaug Valley Community College and our other local colleges at heart, I am pleased to have worked in a bipartisan fashion to fight against this type of proposal.

Continued Fight against Tolls
While we can’t guarantee a toll vote in the future, I can personally guarantee that if that day does

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