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State Representative Irene Haines Endorsed by Connecticut Realtors

Real Estate is essential to economic recovery and stability here in CT. I’m honored that the Connecticut Realtors voted to endorse me as a candidate who will best ensure there is a positive environment for living in or transferring property here in our beautiful state. Realtors have a very important role here in CT and...

State Representative Irene Haines NFIB CT PAC Endorsement

I am honored to have received the following endorsement from the National Federation of Independent Business stating: you will be committed to the needs of thousands of Main Street small businesses and their employees in Connecticut when you are re-elected to serve in Hartford.

Rebuilding Connecticut demands a change in thinking and a bipartisan approach. Let’s seize the moment to capitalize on the State’s many strengths, and not only restore our economy, but make it more vibrant and robust than ever.  We’re in this together! I’ve signed the CBIA’s 2020 Rebuilding CT Pledge because I believe in these ideas,...

Irene Haines-Small Business Tax

I am always fighting on behalf of small businesses and continuously working to improve the business climate in Connecticut.  Without businesses, we do not have jobs.  Without jobs, we cannot support our families and communities. I am proud of my voting record and appreciate the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) 2019-2020 100% rating on...

CT Recovery Bridge Loan Program

On Thursday (3/26), Governor Ned Lamont announced the launch of the Connecticut Recovery Bridge Loan Program, which allows Connecticut small businesses and nonprofits that have been adversely affected by the COVID-19 outbreak to apply for one-year, no-interest loans of up to $75,000. Administered through the Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD), the loan program...


Dear Friends & Neighbors, Now that Thanksgiving has passed and the holiday shopping rush has begun, I encourage you to shop local this season. Shopping local not only helps out our neighbors who own and work at small businesses – it puts money right back into the local economy by ensuring that up to 67%...


COLCHESTER – State Representative Irene Haines (R-34) toured Hop Culture Farms & Brewery and Priam Vineyards to learn more about their businesses and how they are impacted by state regulations. I was eager to learn how different local producers interact with state regulations and see how recent legislation to streamline our liquor control laws are...


EAST HADDAM – State Representative Irene Haines (R-34) recently toured the state’s first farm cidery taproom at Yankee Cider Co. with the Staehly family to learn more about their new business. Back in January, I proposed legislation that would permit farm cideries to sell their products by the glass, and that proposal was incorporated into...

CBIA Voting Record-Rep. Haines

HARTFORD – Using key pieces of business-related legislation to rank state lawmakers during the 2019 legislative session, the Connecticut Business and Industry Association recently highlighted State Representative Irene Haines’ (R-34) perfect 100% score. “Getting our state economy growing again is among my highest priorities,” Rep. Haines said. “We need to listen more to what our...


EAST HAMPTON – State Representative Irene Haines (R-34) met with Chief Growth Officer Cici Bevin and toured the factory of historic bell maker Bevin Brothers Manufacturing Co. East Hampton, known as “Bell Town” has been home to bell manufacturers since 1808. In 1832 brothers William, Chauncey and Abner Bevin started a family business that is...
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