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The House Republican Caucus has 53 members serving 100 towns. We are dedicated to improving the lives of Connecticut families and the strength of our small business. In 2018 we successfully negotiated a bipartisan budget that places strict caps on borrowing and spending. We also imposed a cap on “volatility” making it so large short term spikes in revenue are placed in the Rainy Day Fund.

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

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, […]

House Republicans Unveil Alternative Federal Aid Allocation Plan: Revive

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

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

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, […]

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

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Deputy Republican Leader Tom O'Dea explains the marijuana legalization bill, which passed in the CT House this even after several hours of debate. The legislation will be sent to the Senate (again) for a vote. If approved by the Senate, the bill's fate will be determined by Governor Lamont. ... See MoreSee Less

Rep. Candelora makes his closing statement on the commercialization of marijuana. In his remarks Candelora outlines the concerns of many opponents of the legislation, citing public health concerns, school safety, and the unforeseen consequences of making the consumption of a drug legal. The House passed the legislation by a final vote of 76-62. It must go back to the Senate for further action. ... See MoreSee Less

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