Stop the Governor’s Toll Study

Posted on July 20, 2018 by admin


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Outgoing Gov. Dan Malloy has decided that after seven and a half years in office, he wants to put $10 million on the state taxpayers’ credit card to study the issue of tolls in Connecticut.

Think about that.

As Gov. Malloy is leaving the job…he wants to borrow $10 million of OUR money…to study tolls!

Tolls on I-95, I-91, I-84, Routes 8 and 25, the Wilbur Cross Parkway, the Merritt Parkway, and more.

The state Bond Commission is expected to vote on the $10 million allocation on July 25.

If you want to help defeat this $10 million proposal, please contact members of the Bond Commission and urge them to Vote NO on the Tolls Study!”

Contact information for members is listed below:

Let them hear you!

Governor Malloy

(860) 566-4840

Benjamin Barnes, Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management

(860) 418-6500,

Denise L. Nappier, State Treasurer

(860) 702-3010,

Kevin P. Lembo, State Comptroller

(860) 702-3301,

George C. Jepsen, Attorney General

(860) 808-5318,

Melody A. Currey, Commissioner of the Department of Administrative Services

(860) 713-5100,

John W. Fonfara, Senator and Co-Chair Finance Revenue and Bonding Committee

(860) 240-8600,

Jason Rojas, Representative and Co-Chair Finance Revenue and Bonding Committee

(860) 240-8500,

I encourage you to contact me regarding any state or local concerns at 800-842-1423 or


Rep. Candelora Earns 100 Percent Voting Record

Posted on July 2, 2018 by admin


Deputy House Republican Leader, State Representative Vincent Candelora (R-86) earned a perfect voting record during the 2018 legislative session. There were 317 votes taken this year according to information released by the House Clerk’s office.

“I firmly believe in listening to my constituents and understanding their needs and concerns,” Rep. Candelora said. “For me to be effective as a state representative, I must first take the time to understand the communities within the 86th District, which is why being present for every single vote is a priority of mine. I am honored to be the voice of the towns of Durham, Guilford, North Branford and Wallingford at the State Capitol in Hartford.”

Representative Candelora currently serves as a member of the Judiciary Committee, Public Health Committee, General Law Committee, the Legislative Management Committee and the Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee.

For an overview of important legislation addressed in the 2018 legislative session visit the Office of Legislative Research website:

Anyone with questions, ideas or concerns about state-related issues can contact Representative Candelora’s office at or 860-240-8700.

Representative Candelora Hosted a Town Hall in North Branford

Posted on June 1, 2018 by admin


State Representative Vincent Candelora held a town hall meeting on Wednesday, May 31st  with constituents at North Branford Town Hall. Rep. Candelora updated the attendees on the status of the state budget as well as other issues discussed during the legislative session, which concluded in May.

“I enjoyed getting to meet and talk with folks from North Branford,” said Rep. Candelora. “I was also pleased to report that during the 2018 legislative session the legislature successfully passed a bipartisan budget, implemented a constitutional spending cap and prevented the passage of tolls – among other things. I look forward to opportunities like this where my constituents and I can engage in open and honest conversations about state or local issues. I can only represent the people of the 86th District if I understand their concerns and gain their input.”

If you missed the North Branford meeting and would like to attend Rep. Candelora’s Coffee & Conversation, you can attend the upcoming event on Friday, June 15th  in Wallingford.

WHEN: Friday, June 15th from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

WHERE: Dad’s Restaurant, 740 North Colony Rd., Wallingford

All residents are encouraged to attend and all questions or concerns related to the town, state government, or budget are welcome.

If you are unable to attend and have questions regarding a state or local issue you may contact Rep. Candelora at his State Capitol office at 800-842-1423 or