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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