House Republicans Unveil Biennial Budget Proposal

Posted on May 2, 2023


2024-2025 plan provides more tax relief than Governor and Democrats, invests in key areas including education and nonprofit social safety net providers

HARTFORD—House Republicans on Tuesday released a balanced budget proposal that provides more than $1 billion in broad-based tax relief to Connecticut residents while also making historic investments in education and providing more funding for nonprofit providers.

“Connecticut residents desperately need tax relief, but they also deserve a government

Republicans Outline Proposals to Make Connecticut Safer

Posted on March 1, 2023


HARTFORD—In advance of a series of Judiciary Committee public hearings next week, House and Senate Republicans on Wednesday outlined proposals aimed at making Connecticut safer while urging Democrats to veer from their lopsided approach to public safety that does little to deter crime.  

“Last year, after speaking with police, community leaders, prosecutors, public defenders, and youth advocates, Senate Republicans offered our Better Way to a Safer Connecticut plan,” said Senate Republican Leader

Senate and House Republicans Offer Plan for Energy Affordability

Posted on January 17, 2023

FacebooktwitterlinkedinmailHARTFORD – Today Senate and House Republican Leaders detailed a comprehensive package of policy proposals to reduce the cost of electric bills and make energy more affordable over the long term.

The policies will reduce energy costs for CT families by over $362 million per year, saving the average household over $210 next year. In the long run, the plan will drive down costs by even more and implement important ratepayer protections against utilities.

The package of legislative proposals will address

Candelora & Kelly: Let’s make CT more affordable

Posted on June 15, 2022

FacebooktwitterlinkedinmailConnecticut families are struggling. From gas to food to energy, the costs of basic necessities are skyrocketing and people need help.

Instead of debating who is at fault for the historic inflation, we must focus on providing relief.

Here in Connecticut, we have the power to ease the burdens on working- and middle-class families now. The question is, will Democrats join Republicans and take action?

Government is swimming in cash, meanwhile our families are in pain. We can deliver responsible tax


Posted on April 21, 2022

FacebooktwitterlinkedinmailHARTFORD – Connecticut Senate and House Republicans today unveiled a $1.2 billion tax relief package to help Connecticut’s working- and middle-class families.

The proposal reduces the state income tax for low- and middle-income families and individuals, reduces the state sales tax and eliminates the meals tax, extends the gas tax suspension, cuts the tax on diesel, expands property tax relief, eliminates the state’s new truck tax, accelerates the elimination of the income tax on pension and annuities,

House Republicans Renew Call for Action on Juvenile Justice Reform, Issue Package of Policies 

Posted on August 10, 2021


HARTFORD—The continuing flow of alarming crimes committed by teenagers, from shots fired at property owners to stealing vehicles with children inside, prompted House Republican leaders, flanked by caucus members Tuesday, to unveil proposed statutory and policy changes aimed at curbing a crisis that has residents throughout Connecticut clamoring for reforms to the state’s juvenile justice system.

“People throughout this state are frustrated if not frightened, and we believe we’ve reached a point in

House Republicans Call for Immediate Action on Juvenile Crime Crisis

Posted on June 30, 2021

FacebooktwitterlinkedinmailHARTFORD — House Republicans on Wednesday called for immediate action on the juvenile crime crisis affecting communities throughout Connecticut, with caucus leadership requesting a special legislative session to implement long-overdue solutions.

“To say that this issue has reached a boiling point would be a gross understatement. As residents have begun their own policing to protect their property and lives, and now with a loss of a life in New Britain, it should be clearer than ever to Democrats

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

Posted on March 25, 2021

FacebooktwitterlinkedinmailHARTFORD – 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

House Republicans Challenge Governor on Executive Powers

Posted on September 3, 2020


HARTOFRD – House Republicans, at a Capitol press conference today, challenged Gov. Lamont’s authority to singlehandedly determine how Connecticut emerges from the pandemic, saying a legislative committee should vote on his efforts to extend his sweeping executive orders beyond their Sept. 9 expiration date.

Republicans said the state Constitutional safeguards that guarantee separate but equal branches of government are at stake. The orders would affect virtually all aspects of public life. Republicans

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