Connecticut General Assembly

House Republican Caucus

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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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  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…

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 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.…


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