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Brian Lanoue Sworn-in as State Representative

Posted on January 10, 2019 by admin


Announces Plans for First Term in Office

HARTFORD – On Wednesday, January 9th, 2019, State Representative Brian Lanoue (R-Griswold, Lisbon Plainfield, Sterling, Voluntown) was sworn into his first term in office representing the 45th District. Rep. Lanoue will be serving on the joint Banking, Commerce and Energy & Technology Committees.

“Less than a year ago I could not have imaged having the opportunity to represent my great district in Hartford, but I am humbled by the trust my constituents have placed in me and I intend to follow through on my campaign promises,” said Rep. Lanoue. “There is so much that we need to accomplish in just five months, but we cannot fail. People in the 45th are unhappy with the proposed state gun range, and I will be taking measures to stop this. We also have a major issue in eastern Connecticut that has claimed far too many lives, and that is the opioid crisis. We need more training for first responders, even tougher laws that will restrict the flow of controlled substances on our streets, and a more robust system to educate the public about this critical health problem. Finally, our state needs serious fiscal reforms to stop the bleeding, create a sustainable tax and regulatory environment where businesses can thrive, and give entrepreneurs the right incentives to grow jobs, invest in new technologies and make Connecticut competitive with the rest of the nation.”

Lanoue is also setting his sights on education funding and will introduce a bill prohibiting the governor from making cuts to a town’s education cost-sharing grant during the fiscal year – a bill similar to the one vetoed by then-Governor Malloy in 2018. His bill proposals also include language eliminating the business entity tax and another requiring the repeal of three regulations before a new one can be instated.

The General Assembly convened today, January 9th, for a five-month session ending at midnight on June 5th. In odd-numbered years, or long sessions, legislators must vote on a biennial state budget, which they must pass before they adjourn.

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State Rep.-Elect Brian Lanoue Receives Committee Assignments

Posted on January 7, 2019 by Admin


HARTFORD – On Tuesday, State Representative-Elect Brian Lanoue (R-Griswold, Lisbon Plainfield, Sterling, Voluntown) was given his committee assignments by House Republican Leader Rep. Themis Klarides for his first term in office, which will begin on January 9th, 2019. Rep.-Elect Lanoue will serve on the joint Banking, Commerce and Energy & Technology Committees.

“I am thrilled to be going to Hartford in January to begin working on the people’s behalf, and I thank Rep. Klarides for these appointments,” said Rep.-Elect Lanoue. “I am committed to bringing new employers to eastern Connecticut and look forward to working with my colleagues on the Commerce Committee as we drive more economic development to our region. I also look forward to serving on the Banking and Energy & Technology Committees in an effort to restore private sector confidence in the Nutmeg State. We have a long session ahead of us, but the State of Connecticut needs fresh ideas now more than ever. I am confident that we can turn things around and regain our financial footing.” Read More