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Conservative Caucus Asks Attorney General Tong to Reject Federal Intimidation of Parents Speaking at Local School Board Meetings

Posted on October 22, 2021


HARTFORD – Last week the Legislature’s Conservative Caucus sent a letter to Connecticut Attorney General William Tong requesting that he protect the constitutional rights of their constituents and every parent in Connecticut, and that he reject the federal government’s attempts to stifle Connecticut parents’ protected free speech.

Reacting to Associated Press reports that United States Attorney General Merrick Garland intends to “hold strategy sessions in the next 30 days with law enforcement to

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Special Session This Coming Monday, September 27th

Posted on September 24, 2021


When the Connecticut House of Representatives meets this Monday, September 27th, it will be in a special session to vote on a seventh extension of the governor’s emergency powers, this time at least until February. Our House of Representatives special session is set to begin at 12:30 p.m.

Once again, Governor Lamont insists that Connecticut’s public health and civil preparedness emergency declarations must be extended. However, our neighbors in Massachusetts have still managed COVID effectively in

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Veterans Stand Down 2021

Posted on September 15, 2021


The Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) is pleased to announce that we are holding Veterans STAND DOWN 2021 on September 22nd, 23rd, & 24th. While the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way agencies and organizations operate, the DVA continues our commitment to serving Connecticut’s Veterans by providing this “one stop” access to a range of programs and services offered by state and federal agencies, Veterans organizations, and community based non-profits through online webinars and at

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August 31st is International Overdose Awareness Day

Posted on August 25, 2021


International Overdose Awareness Day is a global event held on 31 August each year and aims to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of a drug-related death.

For additional resources, please review the following-

Connecticut State Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services Website

International Drug Policy Consortium Website

International Awareness Day Website

House Republicans: Juvenile Justice Reform

Posted on August 10, 2021


I stand with my fellow House Republican members in calling for a special session to address the juvenile crime wave that is taking place in Connecticut.

Over the last several months, we have seen an increase in car thefts and other offenses by juveniles with very little accountability. From a senior center being vandalized to an innocent person being killed after a car theft, you don’t need to have all the years I had in law enforcement to tell you that something has to be done.

This cannot wait

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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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