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Candelora and Harding: The case for a Connecticut constitutional amendment

Posted on February 26, 2024

Omitted from Gov. Lamont’s 35-minute State of the State budget address Feb. 7 was a two-word phrase that hangs over every important issue and initiative that will arise in the critical short session of the General Assembly this year.

“Fiscal guardrails,’’ may not mean much to the public outside of Hartford, but it casts a long shadow over the business in the Capitol over the next three months. If on May 9 we can look back and see that our elected leaders preserved our budgetary restraints and chose


CT House and Senate Republicans Offer Ideas to Provide Ratepayers Relief on Electric Bills  

Posted on February 23, 2024

With steep electric rate hikes on the horizon, Connecticut House and Senate Republicans today unveiled a set of policy goals which aim to bring about long-term rate reduction, long-term stability, and short-term relief for consumers.

“Connecticut ratepayers are frustrated, and rightly so,” Senate Republican Leader Stephen Harding said.  “They feel the pain every month when their electric bill comes, and that pain is only getting worse.  Our goal as lawmakers should be to pass policies which put


OLR Issues 2024 “Major Issues” Report

Posted on January 19, 2024

The state’s nonpartisan Office of Legislative Research has issued its 2024 Major Issues report, which offers summaries of some of the many subjects that could be discussed during the legislative session that begins Feb. 7. Click the image below to read the brief report.