Rep. Lanoues Cosponsors Legislation Examining a State Funding and Service Disparity in Northeastern Connecticut

Posted on April 25, 2019 by admin


Bill Passes House with Broad Bipartisan Support

“It’s no secret that the opioid epidemic has taken a disproportionate toll on Northeastern Connecticut. Fortunately, the General Assembly has taken a step towards correcting this narrative. H.B. 5642, An Act Establishing a Task Force to Examine a State Funding and Service Disparity in Northeastern Connecticut, passed the House yesterday with broad bipartisan support.

I was proud to cosponsor this legislation, which will hopefully lead to more funding

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Rep. Lanoue Votes Against Fourth Lavish Public Employee Arbitration Award of 2019 Session

Posted on April 18, 2019 by admin


The string of poor fiscal votes by the legislature’s Democratic majority continues. Yesterday, all but five Democratic state representative in the House passed H.R. 23, which awarded the state’s tax attorneys with generous pay raises, bonuses and lavish benefits rarely afforded to their private sector counterparts. For the record, these individuals make an average $107K annually. This is the fourth contract approved by majority Democrats this year, and we expect another one next week. Meanwhile,

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Rep. Lanoue Shows Support for CT Residents Living with Autism

Posted on April 17, 2019 by admin


Today, we welcomed members of Autism Speaks to the State Capitol. Thousands of individuals across Connecticut live with Autism and they need our assistance in Hartford. In recent years, the General Assembly has passed legislation designed to enhance their quality of life in several areas including housing, education, healthcare, insurance and employment opportunities. I look forward to supporting additional legislation in the future.

Office Hours CANCELLED for Monday, April 15

Posted on April 11, 2019 by admin


I apologize for the inconvenience, but my office hours for Monday, April 15 have been cancelled due to a scheduling conflict. My Monday hours will resume on 4/22 from 4:40 – 6:30 p.m. at Slater Library in Jewett City.

For those interested, I will be holding my regular weekend hours this Saturday, April 13 at Sterling Town Hall from 10 a.m. to noon.

If you are unable to attend the office hours, you can always reach out to me directly if you have questions, comments or concerns relating to state government.

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Rep. Lanoue Votes Against Expensive Union Contract, Defends CT Taxpayers

Posted on March 29, 2019 by admin


On Wednesday, the House passed a resolution, H.R. 21, along a near-party line vote awarding the state’s Assistant Attorneys General and members of their staffs with generous pay increases, bonuses and guaranteed job security – luxuries rarely afforded to employees in the private sector. While I appreciate the great work they do for the state and acknowledge that they are taxpayers themselves, I do not believe it is fair to ask the taxpayers of Connecticut who are not public employees to pay for

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Rep. Lanoue Joins General Assembly’s Conservative Caucus

Posted on March 27, 2019 by admin


HARTFORD – The Connecticut General Assembly Conservative Caucus today proudly announced the addition of its newest member, State Representative Brian Lanoue (R-45), who represents the towns of Griswold, Lisbon, Plainfield, Sterling and Voluntown.

“I’m honored to join my colleagues on the Conservative Caucus to continue working on bringing the common sense ideals of smaller government, personal responsibility and individual freedom to the people of Connecticut,” Rep. Lanoue said. “Our state continues

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Rep. Lanoue Welcomes Constituent, Renowned Artist to House Chamber

Posted on March 27, 2019 by admin


I had the pleasure of introducing constituent and renowned artist, Marnie Reynolds-Bourque on the House Floor today. Marnie’s painting depicts a home in Sterling and it captures the unique natural landscape of our communities. Thank you, Marnie, for this incredible work of art, which will remain on display in the office of the 45th House District.

 

Protecting Our Rights and Our Communities

Posted on March 27, 2019 by admin


Opinion by State Rep. Brian Lanoue

The U.S Constitution was written after a long war for the civil liberties the colonists had been denied by an oppressive monarchy. Within this sacred document the founders inscribed an amendment granting law-abiding citizens the right to bear arms because they believed each person should be given the freedom to protect their families, defend their properties, and provide food for their loved ones. Today, millions of people across the country secure a gun license

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Office Hours CANCELLED – March 25, 2019

Posted on March 25, 2019 by admin


I apologize for the late notice, but I need to CANCEL my office hours for this evening, March 25. They will resume next Monday, April 1, at the regular time, 4:30-6:30 p.m., at Slater Library.

If you have any pressing matters you would like to discuss, I am always available to speak with you directly.

Office: (860) 240-8700
Email: Brian.Lanoue@cga.ct.gov

Rep. Lanoue Goes On-Air with Stu Bryer

Posted on March 20, 2019 by admin


Discusses Protecting Children from Convicted Felons, 2019 Toll Bills, and Restoring Funding for the Griswold Youth Service Bureau

This morning, I was invited to speak on-air with Stu Bryer of WICH. We discussed my bill requiring background checks for camp counselors, which received a joint favorable report from the Committee on Children. This bipartisan legislation will help protect our children from sex offenders and other dangerous felons, which is something we can all get behind. The process

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