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Republican Legislators Oppose Changes to Racing Regulations

Posted on February 1, 2019 by jpheasant


HARTFORD – Several Republican legislators stand in opposition to a proposal that could potentially alter existing state laws regarding local racing rules. State Representatives Rick Hayes (R-Putnam), Kurt Vail (R-Stafford), Kathleen McCarty (R-Waterford), and State Senator Craig Miner (R-Litchfield) expressed issues with unintended consequences of the newly proposed bill, H.B. 6591, because it seeks to regulate the times during which motor vehicle racing can take place.

“Throughout my campaign I promised that I would support local business.  In my opinion this bill, as written, is anti-business and would directly impact Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park, a locally owned business which has been a great community partner and a local icon for many years,” Rep. Hayes said. “The Hoenig Family has invested in major improvements to this attraction which draws thousands of visitors to our northeast corner of the state. As legislators we need to do whatever possible to attract new local business and make it easier for current business owners to continue in being successful by regulations and operational barriers.  I will oppose this bill and will continue to support and work hard on behalf of local business.”

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Eastern Connecticut Lawmakers Join Fight to Prevent Closure or Consolidation of QVCC

Posted on January 30, 2019 by jpheasant


HARTFORD – State Representatives Rick Hayes (R-51), Anne Dauphinias (R-44), and Doug Dubitsky (R-47) are a part of a Republican drafted bill that would seek to prohibit the merger or closure of an institution within the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities without the review and approval of the General Assembly.

HB6474, AN ACT CONCERNING THE MERGER OR CLOSURE OF INSTITUTIONS WITHIN THE CONNECTICUT STATE COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES, seeks to remove the power for school consolidation and closing

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Rep. Hayes Sworn In, Receives Committee Assignments

Posted on January 11, 2019 by jpheasant


HARTFORD – State Representative Rick Hayes (R-51) was sworn into office early Wednesday morning beginning his first-term as State Representative for the 51st district, representing the towns of Killingly, Putnam, and Thompson.

“It was truly an honor to stand in the chamber with my hand raised taking my oath to uphold both the United States and Connecticut Constitutions. There are so many good strong leaders in that room and to think back to the history of those who have done this before me is very

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