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CT Senate & House Republicans Call for Suspending State Gas Tax Demand CT Delegation Push for Federal Gas Tax Cut

Posted on March 10, 2022


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HARTFORD – Connecticut Senate and House Republicans are calling on state lawmakers to temporarily suspend the state gross receipts tax on gasoline and are demanding that Connecticut’s federal Congressional delegation deliver on a federal gas tax cut proposal to provide immediate relief to Connecticut residents as gas prices surge.

Connecticut Republican lawmakers are proposing to suspend the state’s gross receipts tax on gasoline which has risen to 26.4 cents per gallon in recent weeks. They are

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Rep. Candelora, Sen. Kelly Call on Gov. Lamont to Expand Call for Special Session to Address Rise in Crime

Posted on September 21, 2021


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HARTFORD – Senate Republican Leader Kevin Kelly (R-Stratford) and House Republican Leader Vincent Candelora (R-North Branford) are calling on Governor Ned Lamont to expand the anticipated call for special session next week on pandemic-related emergency powers to include a call to address the rise in violent crime across Connecticut. The Republican leaders released the following statement today:

“Our state is fully submerged in a crime wave that legislative Democrats have willfully ignored despite

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P&D Ranking Leaders: “Home Rule and Local Land Control are hanging by a thread”

Posted on May 21, 2021


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HARTFORD – During Thursday’s House session a new bill,  HB 6107, was passed. It was amended to incorporate other concepts that had come forth in the Planning and Development Committee, including sweeping changes from the original HB 6611 and SB 1024. Following the vote, Planning and Development Committee Ranking Members Senator Tony Hwang (R-28) and Representative Joe Zullo (R-99) offer the following statements:

“Issue advocacy groups made a strong push this year to implement a top-down, one-size-fits-all

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House Republicans Urge Immediate Action to Assist Businesses

Posted on December 3, 2020


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HARTFORD—House Republican Leader-elect Vincent Candelora on Thursday said Connecticut’s elected officials must intensify the state’s efforts to help job creators of all sizes, joining members of his caucus in urging action on items they say will ease burdens faced by pandemic-squeezed businesses.

“By many accounts, we’re at the precipice of a second wave—yet we’re miles away from any sort of cohesive, forward-looking effort to build an environment where businesses can recover. It’s still a day-by-day

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Electricity Rate Increases Addressed, Energy Committee Informational Forum Upcoming

Posted on August 24, 2020


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Hartford – The Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) held a public hearing today in order to investigate if Eversource had over collected revenue from its customers. Several members of the House Republican caucus participated in the hearing by offering testimony on the issue against the approved rate increases. At the end of June, PURA had approved a rate increase that impacted customers during an unusually hot summer in the midst of a pandemic.

Opening statements were made by Penni Connor

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Energy & Technology Committee to Hold Virtual Informational Forum on Tropical Storm Response

Posted on August 18, 2020


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The Legislature’s Energy and Technology Committee will hold a virtual Informational Forum on Tropical Storm Isaias response and electric utility rate increases with invited speakers on Thursday, August 27, 2020 at 10:30 A.M. via zoom. This is in addition to the Monday, August 24 PURA regulatory hearing to investigate rate increases.

For interested residents you will be able to access the livestream of the virtual Informational Forum by visiting www.CT-N.com.

The Energy Committee is requesting that

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Storm Isaias Response Resources

Posted on August 6, 2020


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How to Report and Review the Status of an Outage

Reminders to Safely Use Generators During Power Outages

A generator can be a great backup plan if the power goes out, but it must be used safely. Taking the proper precautions can help protect you, your family, your neighbors and our crews working to restore power.

Proper use tips: 

House Republicans Applaud Electricity Rate Hike Suspension

Posted on July 31, 2020


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Hartford – House Republicans applauded a recent statement obtained from PURA, the state’s regulatory authority on utility rates, indicating that electricity rate hikes recently approved on June 26, 2020, will be temporarily suspended. Consumers across the state noticed skyrocketing costs in the delivery charge section of their July electricity bills. Earlier in the week, House Republican leadership called for the suspension of the hikes and for the Energy & Technology Committee to conduct its own

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House Republicans Ask to Suspend Electricity Rate Hike

Posted on July 29, 2020


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HARTFORD – House Republicans joined their Democratic colleagues in a bi-partisan call for Eversource to suspend its recently enacted electricity rate hikes. House Republican Leader Themis Klarides, Deputy Leader Vincent Candelora, and Rep. Charles Ferraro, the highest-ranking Republican on the Energy & Technology Committee, helped author the letter.

The letter, which can be viewed by clicking here, requests that the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) suspend the increase to the components

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House Republicans Send COVID-19 Response Letter to Governor

Posted on March 31, 2020


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HARTFORD – The House Republican caucus today in a letter to Gov. Lamont offered proposals to provide immediate relief to struggling businesses, idle workers, families and taxpayers coping with the economic consequences of the ongoing health crisis – including breaks on overdue property taxes, for companies facing high unemployment insurance rates and those saddled with student debt.
The proposals could be enacted quickly through executive orders if Lamont chooses to do so and would not require any

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