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Danielson Veterans Coffeehouse Benefit

Posted on August 4, 2021


Please join us this Thursday evening, August 5th at the Crossings Restaurant & Brew Pub for their Celebrity Bartending Event! Join me, State Representative Anne Dauphinais, and others for a fun night as we support the Danielson Veterans Coffeehouse.

I look forward to seeing you from 6:30 to 8:30 pm Thursday night!

The Crossings Restaurant & Brew Pub

45 Main Street

Putnam, Connecticut

Please come out eat, drink, and support our local Veterans!


State Representatives Hayes & Dauphinais to Host Legislative Update on July 21st

Posted on July 20, 2021


Join State Representatives Rick Hayes and Anne Dauphinais, and special guest Town Manager Mary Calorio, for a slice of Four G’s best and an open discussion on the recently concluded 2021 Legislative Session, the Governor’s sixth extension of Executive Powers, the juvenile crime and car theft epidemic, and any other state matter that is of interest to you.


Open to all residents in Connecticut’s 44th & 51st Assembly Districts.

Representative Hayes Opposes Governor Lamont’s Emergency Powers Extension

Posted on July 14, 2021


July 14th Special Session Update

Statement from State Representative Rick Hayes


Earlier today, I joined 55 of my colleagues in voting against an additional extension of the Governor’s emergency powers. Unfortunately, we fell short of blocking what is now a sixth extension. Connecticut now joins Rhode Island as being the only two states in New England which still have emergency COVID-19 emergency orders in effect. Not to mention that New York and New Jersey, two states that were working closely

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Conservative Caucus Says NO to Governor Lamont’s “Emergency” Powers Being Extended

Posted on July 13, 2021


I will be enthusiastically joining my fellow Conservative Caucus members in voting NO on the extension of the governor’s executive orders this Wednesday in special session.


HARTFORD – The Connecticut General Assembly (CGA) Conservative Caucus today denounced Governor Lamont’s latest attempt to extend his Emergency Authority and urged their colleagues to reject the move, calling it misguided and an abuse of the federal system designed to help states combat the spread of Covid-19.

Governor Lamont

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Rep. Rick Hayes Statement on Juvenile Crime Crisis

Posted on June 30, 2021


As a former police chief and your state representative, I am becoming even more concerned about the increase of youth-related crimes that we are seeing in Connecticut. In New Britain yesterday, the end result of a carjacking was an innocent man dead after he was struck while out jogging.

Republicans proposed legislation in committee that either failed or were never raised. We offered an amendment on the House floor to help further protect public safety along with people’s property and their lives.

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House of Representatives June Special Session Update

Posted on June 17, 2021


We acted on the commercialization of marijuana this evening. I supported several amendments that were crafted to strengthen the bill and implement an effective program. Despite those being voted down, I went on to support the bill and its underlying concept of legalizing cannabis for adult use.

While this legislation is far from perfect, the voice of our district and the people of Connecticut were heard – it’s time.  State Representative Rick Hayes (R-51st)

Representatives Dauphinais and Hayes Oppose Highway Use Truck Tax

Posted on June 9, 2021


HARTFORD- On Tuesday evening, State Representatives Anne Dauphinais (R-44th) and Rick Hayes (R-51st) voted against H.B. No. 6684, An Act Concerning A Highway Use Fee , a new highway use tax on trucks that food and trucking industry advocates say will increase the costs of goods and services in Connecticut.

Democrats say their new tax is critical to prop up our state’s dwindling Special Transportation Fund (STF), but House Republicans provided an alternative plan using existing resources. During the

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Democrats Propose Truck & Food Tax

Posted on June 8, 2021

Today, we are debating and will eventually vote on H.B. No. 6688, An Act Concerning A Highway Use Fee, in other words- another tax on the people of Connecticut. Neither the governor or trucking companies are going to pay these fees, it will be passed down to the consumer. I will be voting NO to this proposal.
I encourage you to read more on this proposal, and let your voice be heard!
Had enough?
CALL Senate Democrats: 860-240-8600

CALL House Democrats:  860-240-8500

CALL Governor Lamont:   800-406-1527

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Posted on June 5, 2021


The things that we do in this building sometimes makes me shake my head. I stand proudly with my fellow members of the Conservative Caucus, this is not fair to those that have been impacted by crimes of this nature. It really makes you wonder who is being protected.



HARTFORD – The Connecticut General Assembly (CGA) Conservative Caucus today blasted Democrats for voting to automatically erase hate crimes from the

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House Passes Senate Bill No. 2

Posted on June 4, 2021


On Wednesday, S.B. #2, An Act Concerning Social Equity and the Health, Safety and Education of Children passed in the House of Representatives. This is an omnibus bill that carried various proposals from different committees including Children’s, Education and Public Health. When several different proposals are included in one bill, it can be referred to as the good, the bad and the ugly. This one was no different- I voted no.

There are many concerns that I had within this bill broadly ranging from

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