Conservative Caucus Blasts Treasurer Wooden for Breach of his Fiduciary Responsibility

Posted on December 5, 2019 by jpheasant


The Conservative Caucus today came out strongly against plans by the Connecticut State Treasurer to revamp the state’s investment policy regarding companies connected to the civilian firearms industry.

In a Tuesday press conference, Treasurer Shawn Wooden said he intended to reallocate millions of dollars’ worth of state investments away from companies with ties to the firearms industry, ban future investments of state funds with firearms-related companies, and use the power of his office to pressure

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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

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Many Taxpayers Would Disagree

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,

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Killingly Lawmakers Tour Correctional Facility, Discuss Impact of Legislative Proposals

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

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Conservative Caucus Blasts Democrats’ Increase of the Digital Download Tax

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

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Rep. Hayes Achieves 100% Voting Record

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,

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Killingly Lawmakers Receive 100% Voting Score From Leading Business Organization

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

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Killingly Lawmakers to Hold Post-Session Legislative Updates

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.

WHEN: Tuesday, June 18th from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

WHERE: Killingly Town Hall, Town Meeting Room, 172 Main St.


WHEN: Saturday, June 22nd from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

WHERE: Nolles Coffee

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Rep. Hayes Votes to Expand Workers Comp Benefits for Law Enforcement, Parole Officers, and Fire Service

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

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Rep. Hayes To Hold District-Wide Collection of Weathered Flags

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.

Killingly Town Hall, 172 Main St., Killingly

Putnam Town Hall, 126 Church St., Putnam

Thompson Town Hall, 815 Riverside Dr., North Grosvenordale

The U.S. Flag Code specifies that the flag, when it is in such condition

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