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Republican Leaders Renew Calls for Immediate Public Hearings on School Construction Following Alarming State Audit

HARTFORD – House Republican Leader Vincent Candelora (R-North Branford), Senate Republican Leader Kevin Kelly (R-Stratford), and Senate Republican Leader Pro Tempore Paul Formica (R-East Lyme) are renewing their calls for immediate legislative public hearings on the state’s school construction financing program, following the release of a state audit that details serious flaws in the state’s…

Candelora, Kelly, Formica Say CT Should Challenge ARPA's Limit's on Tax Reduction

HARTFORD – House Republican Leader Vincent Candelora (R-North Branford),Senate Republican Leader Kevin Kelly (R-Stratford), and Senate Republican Leader Pro Tempore Paul Formica (R-East Lyme) today wrote to Governor Ned Lamont and Attorney General Tong calling for further tax relief and requesting that Connecticut join other states in challenging American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) limitations on…

House, Senate Republicans for Repeal of Truck Tax

HARTFORD—House Republicans on Wednesday again called for the elimination of the highway use tax (HUT) on heavyweight trucks as Democrats say they now want to exempt the agriculture industry from the controversial tax they approved during the 2021 legislative session. “The absurdity of the policy-making strategy from majority Democrats was on full display today as…

House & Senate Republicans Demand Gov. Lamont Convene Leaders Meeting to Advance Gas Tax Cut Plan

HARTFORD – Senate Republican Leader Kevin Kelly (R-Stratford) and House Republican Leader Vincent Candelora (R-North Branford) are demanding that Governor Ned Lamont immediately convene a bipartisan meeting with legislative leaders to discuss the Republican proposal to suspend the state’s petroleum gross receipts tax. The Republican leaders are urging their colleagues to vote on the measure…

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

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…

How to testify: Judiciary Committee hearing on crime-related legislative proposals

The Judiciary Committee will hold a public hearing on Monday, March 14, 2022 at 10:00 A.M. via Zoom.  The public hearing can be viewed via YouTube Live.  In addition, the public hearing may be recorded and broadcast live on CT-N.com.  Individuals who wish to testify via Zoom must register using the On-line Testimony Registration Form.  Registration will close on Sunday, March 13, 2022 at 3:00 P.M.  Speaker order…

Candelora, Kelly Comment on Democrats' "Forum" on the State's School Construction Program

HARTFORD – House Republican Leader Vincent Candelora (R-North Branford) and Senate Republican Leader Kevin Kelly (R-Stratford) and responded to the Friday afternoon posting of a joint informational forum on the School Construction Program scheduled for Monday morning. The posting on the Connecticut General Assembly website indicates the forum will be held by the Finance, Revenue…

House and Senate Republicans Urge Democrat Leaders to Launch Formal Investigation of Lamont Administration Scandal

HARTFORD — House and Senate Republicans on Thursday called on their majority party colleagues to invoke the legislature’s broad investigatory power to launch a formal inquiry into the burgeoning school construction bidding scandal involving members of Gov. Lamont’s administration. “Daily headlines emerging from the capitol are alarming, and there’s little doubt that residents’ trust in…

House Republicans Unveil Public Safety Proposals for the 2022 Legislative Session

HARTFORD–House Republicans on Wednesday unveiled their public safety proposals for the 2022 legislative session. They were joined by victims of crime who shared their stories as a means to encourage majority party Democrats to take action on the topic. View the House Republican proposals here, and watch the full news conference below:

Candelora, Cheeseman Respond to Gov. Lamont's Retroactive Earned Income Tax Enhancement

HARTFORD—House Republican Leader Vincent Candelora and Rep. Holly Cheeseman, Ranking Member of the Finance Committee, released the following statement today in response to Gov. Lamont’s decision to retroactively enhance the 2020 Connecticut Earned Income Tax Credit: “This unilateral, retroactive change to tax policy made by Governor Lamont isn’t just political pandering, it’s a slap in…

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