Rep. Lanoue Shows Support for Local Organizations

Posted on August 19, 2019 by admin

I had two great meals in Voluntown yesterday. The day began with an amazing Finnish Breakfast at Aura Hall. The toasted pancakes were out of this world! Then I had an amazing organic Voluntown -Pachaug homegrown Caesar salad lunch at Voluntown‘s Farmers’ Market. While there I had the pleasure to run into my good friends Chris Wilson and Judith Allik. They formed a new nonpartisan campaign called “Be Involved in Voluntown.” They are registering new people to vote as well as looking for community volunteers

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Rep. Lanoue Receives Perfect 2019 Voting Score from CBIA

Posted on August 15, 2019 by admin

HARTFORD – State Representative Brian Lanoue (R-Griswold, Lisbon Plainfield, Sterling, Voluntown) received a perfect 2019 voting score from the Connecticut Business and Industry Association. Members were evaluated by their votes on issues like a mandatory paid family/medical leave program funded by a 0.5% payroll tax, raising the state’s minimum wage to $15/hour by 2023, manufacturing careers, the Transfer Act, state-run healthcare, and the state budget, among other items.

“As co-owner of a small,

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Rep. Lanoue Praises Sterling, Ekonk Community Grange Passage of No-Tolls Resolutions

Posted on August 8, 2019 by admin

Congratulations to the Town of Sterling and the Ekonk Community Grange for passing no-tolls resolutions. Our roads and highways certainly need upgrading, but to ask the hardworking residents and business owners in our region to pay more while the state routinely mismanages finances is a disgrace. We have reached bipartisan solutions in the past, and we can certainly reach them again, but forcing Connecticut to pay another user fee is out of the question.

See below for copies of the resolutions.


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Join Rep. Lanoue for Wings at Weidele’s

Posted on August 8, 2019 by admin

Please join me for 50 cent wings at Weidele’s Pizza & Pub, 901 Sterling Road in Sterling this Monday, August 12th, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

This is a fun way to discuss major state issues in an informal setting with fellow residents of the 45th District.

If you are unable to attend, you may always contact me with questions or concerns.

Office: (860) 240-8700

Home: (860) 376-9354



State Rep. Brian Lanoue

45th General Assembly District

Griswold, Lisbon, Plainfield,

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Confirmed EEE-Positive Mosquitoes in Pachaug State Forest

Posted on August 6, 2019 by admin

The Connecticut Mosquito Management Program has confirmed cases of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) positive mosquitoes trapped in Pachaug State Forest on July 31st, 2019 as detailed in this press release from the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station.

I urge each of you to read the release in its entirety as it contains information about EEE, ways to prevent mosquito bites, and additional resources should you require more information.

I encourage you to share this release with your family,

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Rep. Lanoue Tours Sterling-based Westmark Corporation

Posted on July 31, 2019 by admin

Not everyone is convinced that the laws passed in Hartford have a direct effect on Connecticut businesses, that is, until it hits close to home. Westmark Corporation, a Sterling-based fabric conversion company that employs twelve highly skilled individuals, faces an uncertain future in the state following the passage of the new paid family and medical leave program, which relies on a statewide payroll tax on all private sector workers. Entrepreneurs like Norman Baker and his son Michael of Westmark

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Rep. Lanoue, Sen. Somers Host Griswold Town Hall Meeting

Posted on July 11, 2019 by admin

I enjoyed a great discussion last night with Sen. Heather Somers and residents of the 45th District during our legislative update at Griswold Middle School. Thank you to everyone who attended.

You have made it clear that our state continues to go in the wrong direction with fiscal policies and spending, which has taken a toll on our local and state economies. Speaking of tolls, I remain opposed to this user fee because we cannot trust the governor and Democratic legislators to be responsible with

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Rep. Lanoue Attends Bill Signing Ceremony for H.B. 6916

Posted on July 9, 2019 by admin

Yesterday afternoon, I joined Governor Lamont for a bill signing ceremony for Special Act 19-10, which establishes a task force to make recommendations to address unreasonably contested workers’ compensation claims.

Far too often, insurance companies will delay payments to insured employees who depend on these benefits to cover their living expenses while they are unable to work. These underhanded practices are disgraceful, and must be addressed.

Earlier this year, I testified before the Labor Committee

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Rep. Lanoue Speaks to Lighthouse Church in Plainfield

Posted on July 9, 2019 by admin

I had the pleasure to speak before the congregation of the Lighthouse Church in Plainfield as part of their All American Family Fun Day. I spoke about the unique freedoms this county enjoys, the right to worship freely, the fight to preserve those freedoms, and the guidance I seek from God on a daily basis to help me be the best state representative I possibly can be.

I want to thank Reverend Lane Lavender and Tracey Hanson for the invite, and I enjoyed meeting several members of the congregation.

Rep. Lanoue to Host Town Hall Meeting in Griswold – July 10, 2019

Posted on July 2, 2019 by admin

Rep. Lanoue will be hosting a town hall meeting in Griswold with State Senator Heather Somers on Wednesday, July 10th at Griswold Middle School from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

This is also a reminder about Rep. Lanoue’s office hours on the fourth Monday of every month.

Office Hours with Rep. Lanoue

Slater Library, 26 Main St, Jewett City

Every fourth Monday, 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

If you are unable to attend these events, but still have questions or concerns about state government, please contact the

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