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House, Senate Republicans Say Fight Against EV Mandate Isn’t Over

Posted on March 12, 2024


House Republican Leader Vincent Candelora and Senate Republican Leader Stephen Harding today warned Connecticut residents that Democrats have not given up on their electric vehicle mandate, explaining that pending legislation provides a “roadmap” for the majority party to launch a full-throttle pursuit of their ban on gas-powered vehicles after Election Day.

A public hearing will be held Wednesday, Mar. 13 at 10 a.m. in Room 2E of the Legislative Office Building. Click here to submit testimony

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

House Republicans Unveil 2024 Caucus Proposals Focused on Making CT More Affordable

Posted on February 1, 2024


HARTFORD—House Republicans, in advance of the start of the 2024 legislative session, unveiled proposals Thursday that will maintain the state’s fiscal stability while making Connecticut a more affordable place to live.

Among the proposals is a call to amend the State Constitution to protect the “fiscal guardrails” that have allowed the state to build a solid Rainy Day Fund and begin to pay down long-term debt.

“The relative fiscal stability Connecticut enjoys today is attributable to the

Weir Appointed as House Ranking Member of Labor Committee

Posted on January 25, 2024


HARTFORD — House Republican Leader Vincent Candelora on Thursday announced the appointment of state Rep. Steve Weir (R-Hebron) as House Ranking Member of the legislature’s Labor and Public Employees Committee.

“During his short time in the General Assembly, Representative Weir has established himself as a leader capable of analyzing complex topics and the views and concerns of stakeholders on each side of the issue at hand,” said Candelora (R-North Branford.) “I look forward to seeing the good

Candelora Talks Legislative Priorities with CT Retail Network

Posted on January 16, 2024

FacebooktwitterlinkedinmailHouse Republican Leader Vincent Candelora joined CT Retail Network Tim Phelan for a conversation about priorities for the 2024 legislative session and issues that affect the retail business community. Watch below!

House, Senate Republicans Call for Informational Hearing on Shocking Incidents and Behavior at Shelter for At-Risk Juveniles

Posted on September 14, 2023


HARTFORD—In response to an explosive media report detailing chaos, criminal activity, and dangerous incidents at a Harwinton shelter for at-risk girls, House and Senate Republicans have called for the Department of Children and Families to explain to the legislature its procedures for placing high-risk juveniles in group homes as well as the processes and policies associated with choosing and overseeing organizations that operate them.

A Sept. 10 report published by CT Inside Investigator spotlighted

House GOP Leader Candelora appoints Harry Arora to state’s Investment Advisory Council

Posted on July 13, 2023


HARTFORD—House Minority Leader Vincent Candelora on Thursday announced his appointment of former General Assembly member Harry Arora to the state’s Investment Advisory Council (IAC), a panel that assists the State Treasurer with investment policies. 

Arora, of Greenwich, is a finance professional who served two terms as the state representative from the 151st Assembly District after winning a special election for the seat in January 2020. During his time in the legislature, Arora, 53, served

House Approves Income Tax Cut Pushed by House GOP

Posted on June 6, 2023


HARTFORD—The House of Representatives on Tuesday adopted a two-year state budget that includes an income tax cut for Connecticut’s working and middle class, capping a yearlong effort by Republicans to deliver overdue structural tax relief in one of the nation’s most expensive places to live.

“For more than a decade, middle class residents have been targeted with taxes and fees that have pushed them toward the brink of affordability. That’s why this budget is so important—by offering the first

House Republicans Call for Judiciary Committee Public Hearing on Amendment to CT Practice Book Bail Provision

Posted on May 19, 2023


HARTFORD—House Republicans on Friday called for the legislature’s Judiciary Committee to hold a public hearing on a proposed amendment to the Connecticut Practice Book regulation that specifies the percentage of police or court-set bond an individual must pay to free themselves from jail while their criminal cases are pending.

On May 8, the Rules Committee of the Superior Court held a public hearing on an amendment to CT Practice Book section 38-8 (Ten Percent Cash Bail) that would increase the

Cheeseman, Nuccio Discuss State Finances in Podcast Conversation

Posted on May 17, 2023


Reps. Holly Cheeseman and Tammy Nuccio, Ranking Members of the Finance and Appropriations committees, talked about elements of the House Republican budget proposal as well as the state’s bipartisan fiscal guardrails during a recent episode of the Y CT Matters podcast from Yankee Institute.