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Candelora Joins State Business Leaders in Spotlighting Unemployment Debt Crisis

Posted on April 7, 2021

The unemployment debt crisis is a critical issue for the state’s business community as it looks toward recovery, and today House Republican Leader Vincent Candelora helped spotlight a concept (H.B. 5607) that’s been a priority for House Republicans—applying federal aid to ease the looming burden of unemployment taxes used to repay what the state has borrowed to cover pandemic-related unemployment compensation benefits. He joined CBIA, NFIB, the Connecticut Restaurant Association, Rep. Kerry Wood

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House Republicans Want Lamont’s Executive, Emergency Authority Curtailed, Call for Limited Extension and Legislative Oversight

Posted on March 25, 2021

HARTFORD – House Republicans today proposed limitations on the governor’s authority to wield executive powers to run the state during the pandemic, including requiring votes in the legislature to extend emergency powers and a thorough review of all current executive orders as they apply to the COVID-19 crisis.

A year after the state was essentially shut down because of the virus that has produced more than 300,000 positive cases, Democrats are still content to leave the management of Connecticut’s

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House Republican Leader Candelora Statement on Harassment and Discrimination Against Asian Americans

Posted on March 17, 2021

House Republican Leader Vincent Candelora on Wednesday released the following statement regarding nationwide concern over harassment and discrimination against Asian Americans:

“Despicable episodes of discrimination and harassment that are being described by our nation’s Asian American community is behavior that cannot be tolerated. Those stories, and growing alarm from our friends and neighbors here in Connecticut, should cause each of us to reaffirm our opposition to such reprehensible conduct.”