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Ranking Republicans Comment on LIHEAP Amendment, Disappointed Funding Left on Table

HARTFORD – The Ranking Members of the Appropriations, Energy, and Human Services committees proposed an amendment to supplement $79.2 million in expected federal LIHEAP funds to increase total home energy assistance to $191.5 million. The amendment, however, was not entertained by their majority party counterparts. As a result, millions of dollars in potential relief was…

CT Senate & House Republicans Offer Amendment to Bolster Energy Assistance Slashed by Washington

HARTFORD – Today, Connecticut Senate and House Republican lawmakers will propose and vote on an amendment to Governor Ned Lamont’s Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) allocation plan being voted on today. The Republican lawmakers’ amendment will increase funding for energy assistance and prevent a devastating decrease in benefits for CT’s most vulnerable. In…

Public Hearing on Home Heating Program Funding

In early June, Republicans raised concerns about the financial pressure residents would experience this fall as they faced the skyrocketing expense of heating their homes. House and Senate Republicans proposed a plan to use some of the state’s significant surplus funds to provide additional home heating assistance to those who would need it. Our plan…

Kelly, Candelora on Governor's Insufficient Energy Assistance Plan

HARTFORD – Senate Republican Leader Kevin Kelly (R-Stratford) and House Republican Leader Vincent Candelora (R-North Branford) are calling out the Governor’s administration for an insufficient Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) allocation plan which will be discussed at a legislative briefing today. The Governor’s allocation plan anticipates $79 million in federal funds, a decrease…

Republican Lawmakers Slam Gov. Lamont for Using Public Health Emergency Declaration to Suspend Supervised Absentee Ballot Voting Rules

HARTFORD – Ranking members of the Government Administration and Elections Committee Senator Rob Sampson (R-Wolcott) and State Representative Gale Mastrofrancesco (R-Wolcott), joined by Senate Republican Leader Kevin Kelly (R-Stratford) and House Republican Leader Vincent Candelora (R-North Branford), issued the following statement in response to the Office of the Secretary of the State using powers granted…

Republican Legislative Leaders Renew Calls for Hold Public Hearing at State Capitol on Proposed Health Insurance Rate Increases

HARTFORD – Connecticut Senate and House Republican Leaders are renewing their calls for a public hearing at the state Capitol on the proposed health insurance rate filings for the 2023 individual and small group markets, which include proposed rate increases averaging over 20%. On Monday, Connecticut Republicans wrote to legislative leaders, Governor Lamont, and Insurance…

Kelly, Candelora: CT Democrats Fail to Address Affordability as Diesel Tax Increase, Energy Rate Hikes Take Effect

HARTFORD – Senate Republican Leader Kevin Kelly (R-Stratford) and House Republican Leader Vincent Candelora (R-North Branford) released the following statement in response to CT Democratic legislative leaders and Governor Ned Lamont rejecting the public’s calls for a special session to address affordability in CT, to deliver energy assistance, and to suspend the diesel tax increase…

House, Senate Republican Leaders Fact-Check Democrat Misstatements on GOP Tax Relief Plan

HARTFORD – House Republican Leader Vincent Candelora (R-North Branford) and Senate Republican Leader Kevin Kelly (R-Stratford) released the following statement in response to misstatements made by CT Democratic leaders this week regarding CT Republican calls for further tax relief and assistance: “Over the last few days CT Democratic leaders have rejected our calls for a…

Candelora & Kelly: Let’s make CT more affordable

Connecticut 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.…

As Inflation Surges, CT Republicans Demand Further Relief to Make Connecticut More Affordable

HARTFORD – Today Connecticut Senate and House Republican lawmakers called for a special legislative session focused on making Connecticut more affordable as residents struggle with rising inflation. House Republican Leader Vincent Candelora (R-North Branford) and Senate Republican Leader Kevin Kelly (R-Stratford) and unveiled a package of policies to make Connecticut more affordable for working- and…

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