Rep. Lanoue to Host Coffee Hour in Jewett City on October 21

Posted on October 19, 2019 by admin


Please join me on Monday for a coffee hour to discuss the latest news from the Capitol, new taxes and fees, public acts from the 2019 regular session, and any additional state or local issues of concern to you and your families.

I will be at Dean’s Corner Diner in Jewett City from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. I hope to see you there!

Rep. Lanoue Tours Westminster Tool in Plainfield

Posted on October 19, 2019 by admin


On Wednesday, Rep. Anne Dauphinais, Plainfield First Selectman Cathy Tendrich, and I had the opportunity to visit Westminster Tool, Inc. Joining us were students from Shepard Hill and Moosup Elementary Schools who helped us construct towers made out of toothpicks and marshmallows. Shout-out to my partner Chaz for his impressive engineering skills!

Westminster employs 41 Connecticut residents from sixteen different towns. Some come from technical backgrounds such as manufacturing, electrical, and

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Rep. Lanoue Joins Brad Davis, Gary Byron On-Air to Discuss His Camp Counselor Background Check Legislation

Posted on October 8, 2019 by admin


I was invited onto “Talk of Connecticut” WDRC this morning where I spoke with show host Brad Davis and former State Rep. Gary Byron about my camp counselor bill, which I introduce this year. The bill would require camps to conduct mandatory background checks on candidates who would be working with minors. There have been too many cases of child sexual abuse at overnight camps, and currently, CT has no laws requiring screenings for new hires.

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News Laws and Tax Increases Now in Effect

Posted on October 2, 2019 by admin


On October 21, 2019, several tax and fee increases went into effect. These levies, including a 5.35 percent tax increase on digital goods, a one percent increase on prepared meals, and a $65 fee increase for vehicle trade-ins, will ultimately hurt the middle class.

On a more positive note, there are some public acts that I did support. These include measures to combat the opioid crisis, help seniors, and make our children more safe at school.

As always, you may contact me with questions, comment,

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Rep. Lanoue Attends Opening of Tulli’s Taphouse – Griswold

Posted on September 27, 2019 by admin


We had an exciting night on Thursday. Griswold welcomed our newest neighbor and business, Mario Tulli, owner of Tulli’s Taphouse. The rain didn’t stop several dozen people from coming to his restaurant located at River Ridge Golf Course to celebrate the grand opening.

As we continue to advocate for business development in Griswold and the 45th, Tulli’s Taphouse business model is a great fit. I’ve known Mario for a long time. He’s a great guy, a fantastic operator and we are grateful for his decision

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Rep. Lanoue Hosts Women Owned Business Forum

Posted on September 25, 2019 by admin


Panelists Offer Advice to Aspiring Entrepreneurs

GRISWOLD – State Representative Brian Lanoue (R-Griswold, Lisbon Plainfield, Sterling, Voluntown) hosted a Women Owned Business Forum at Griswold High School on Thursday, September 19th, 2019. Joining him were panelists with expertise in different industries including medical equipment, agriculture, shipping, and tourism and travel.

  • Laura Stetler, Program Manager – Women’s Business Development Council

  • State Senator Heather Somers, Founding Partner

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Rep. Lanoue Attends Dedication of Civilian Conservation Corps. Statue

Posted on September 24, 2019 by admin


I was honored to be invited to participate in the unveiling and dedication of the Civilian Conversation Corps (CCC) Statue at the CCC Youth Field at Pachaug State Forest in Voluntown Saturday. This was the site where Camp Lonergan had once stood. These CCC Boys helped shape the modern day Pachaug State Forest as well as develope Hopeville and Green Fall Pond State Parks.

This impressive group of young men, among many other things, built over 21 miles of road and trails that we still enjoy today.

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Rep. Lanoue Hosts Women Owned Business Forum

Posted on September 20, 2019 by admin


Last night we held a very successful women owned business forum at Griswold High School. I’d like to thank all the panelist including, Kim Walden Maxson, Joyce Jordan, Susan R Hull, Laura Stetler, and Senator Heather Somers. Each participant shared their stories and offered advice to current and aspiring entrepreneurs in our district.

There are many women-owned businesses throughout the towns of Griswold, Lisbon, Plainfield, Sterling and Voluntown who work tirelessly to grow their companies, create

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Rep. Lanoue Signs Petition, Calls for Special Session to Address Grocery Tax

Posted on September 19, 2019 by admin


I have signed a petition calling for a special session to address the looming grocery tax, set to be effective October 1, 2019. This was part of the Democrats’ budget, which I voted against.

Let’s go back to Hartford and deal with this so our constituents won’t be taxed 7.35% just for putting food on the table!

Plainfield Lawmakers Help Those In Need With Donations From Humvee Event

Posted on September 12, 2019 by admin


PLAINFIELD – State Representatives Anne Dauphinais (R-44), Brian Lanoue (R-45) and State Senator Heather Somers (R-18) wrapped up a successful ‘Stuff a Humvee’ event by collecting dozens of boxes full of donation items to benefit Project Pin, a food pantry located in Moosup.

The lawmakers teamed up with Big Y, volunteers from the Danielson Veterans Coffee House and members of the Connecticut Army National Guard to host the event. In addition to the food and personal hygiene products collected, they

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