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Republican Leaders Candelora and Kelly statement on Gov. Lamont’s vaccine order

Posted on August 20, 2021


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HARTFORD — House Republican Leader Vincent Candelora and Senate Republican Leader Kevin Kelly on Thursday issued the following statement regarding Gov. Lamont’s planned executive order mandating COVID-19 vaccination for most state employees as well as K-12 teachers and staff:

“We fear the governor may have opened a can of worms by issuing this executive order that will surely trigger many immediately unanswerable questions from workers and entities impacted by it—from how much it will cost employees

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House GOP Leader Candelora Appoints Howard to Public Safety Committee Leadership Post

Posted on July 29, 2021


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HARTFORD — House Minority Leader Vincent Candelora on Thursday announced that he has appointed state Rep. Greg Howard of Stonington as the leading House Republican on the General Assembly’s Public Safety and Security Committee.

In his new role as Ranking Member of the committee, Howard will spearhead policy initiatives on behalf of the 54-member House Republican Caucus.

“Representative Howard’s real-world experience as a public safety professional combined with his deep commitment to on-the-ground

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House GOP Leader Candelora Elevates Green to Leadership Position

Posted on July 28, 2021


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HARTFORD — House Republican Leader Vincent Candelora on Wednesday announced that he has appointed state Rep. Robin Green to a leadership position within the caucus, naming her an Assistant Republican Leader.

“Robin has distinguished herself within our caucus as someone who is capable of bringing people together, and that’s a critical skill when it comes to building consensus on increasingly complex issues under consideration in the legislature,” Candelora said. “I’m looking forward to see what Robin

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House Republicans Launch Petition Process for Special Session on Juvenile Crime Crisis

Posted on July 7, 2021


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HARTFORD — House Republicans on Wednesday kickstarted the call for immediate legislative action on the juvenile crime crisis that has gripped communities throughout the state, officially launching a petition effort to bring all state lawmakers into session to implement reforms.

“This crisis has gone too long without meaningful intervention from the legislature, generating not just more citizen concern but dire outcomes for defenseless victims,” said House Republican Leader Vincent Candelora, who

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House Republican Leader Candelora Statement on Constitutionality of the Connecticut Equitable Investment Fund

Posted on June 7, 2021


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House Republican Leader Vincent Candelora on Monday released the following statement regarding Attorney General Tong’s formal opinion regarding the proposed Connecticut Equity Investment Fund, an element of H.B. 6443 that was advanced by the Finance Committee in April.

“From the moment it was pitched it was abundantly clear to House Republicans that the Connecticut Equitable Investment Fund was a concept that deserved intense scrutiny, and it’s a no surprise that Attorney General Tong shares our

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House Republicans Concerned About Impact of Controversial “Fair Work Week” Legislation, Request information from DOL

Posted on June 2, 2021


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HARTFORD—House Republicans on Wednesday again questioned the logic of installing another mandate on businesses, particularly one that would affect the state’s struggling hospitality industry, and they’ve asked the state’s Department of Labor for specifics on how it interprets the scope of the “Fair Work Week Schedule” legislation from Democrats.

“The enormity of challenges faced by businesses over the last year should have caused the majority party to soften its infamous anti-employer posture, but

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House Republican Leaders Statement on Democrats’ Inaction on Juvenile Motor Vehicle Theft Crisis

Posted on May 20, 2021


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HARTFORD — House Republican leaders on Thursday issued the following statement on Democrats’ inaction on juvenile motor vehicle theft crisis:

“We started this legislative session with a clear message from Connecticut residents frustrated by the increasing threat of motor vehicle-related crimes committed by juveniles. They wanted the General Assembly to tackle this public safety crisis, yet here we are, with roughly three weeks left before the session’s end, and we’re no closer to being able to tell

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House Republicans Unveil Alternative Federal Aid Allocation Plan: Revive

Posted on May 11, 2021


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HARTFORD — Connecticut is set to receive billions in federal aid through the American Rescue Plan Act, and today House Republicans unveiled an alternative plan to how our state should use a portion of that money. Reps. Holly Cheeseman and Mike France describe the focus of our plan below. Check it out here: cthousegop.com/revive.

House Republicans Question Constitutionality of Proposed Equitable Investment Fund

Posted on May 10, 2021


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HARTFORD—House Republicans are questioning the constitutionality of the “Connecticut Equitable Investment Fund” included in legislation approved by Finance Committee Democrats recently and today asked the state’s attorney general to weigh in on the matter.

“Democrats have steered Connecticut toward uncharted territory by creating what I’ve likened to an offshore bank account, proposing to raise new revenue they would channel into to an off-budget account with no legislative oversight,” House Republican

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Candelora Statement on the Passing of Robert M. Ward, Longest-Serving House Republican Leader

Posted on May 9, 2021


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HARTFORD — House Republican Leader Vincent Candelora today released the following statement about the passing of Robert M. Ward, former 86th District state representative and a longtime House Republican Leader:

“Bob Ward was a true gentleman and the nicest person you could meet in politics, qualities not always seen in this business today. His impact on our state and the lives of the people in the towns he served is immeasurable, and his passion for introducing others to the value of community service

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