The “figure it out later” approach on policy isn’t working: Candelora Column

Posted on January 7, 2020 by admin


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Push the green button, figure it out later.

That, unfortunately, is the legislative approach favored by the General Assembly’s longstanding Democrat majority—and Connecticut has suffered because of it. We need to do things differently.

The Hartford Courant highlighted a couple of examples in the last two weeks. One involves what appears to be the collapse of a state-run retirement system, and the other covers their push to offer “debt-free” community college to students planning to enter classrooms

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Candelora, Cohen Applaud State Bond Commission Award Settling Reimbursement Issue for North Branford

Posted on December 18, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORD—State Rep. Vincent Candelora and state Sen. Christine Cohen on Wednesday applauded a State Bond Commission Decision to award $54,000 to North Branford for body-worn cameras used by police, capping their bipartisan work to have the state reimburse the town for equipment it purchased in 2018.

“This is great news for North Branford, which saw its effort to receive full reimbursement through a state grant program fall victim to a timing-related technicality,” said Candelora, Deputy Republican

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Candelora Statement on Lamont Administration Decision to Shift School Construction Grant Management

Posted on November 22, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORD — Deputy House Republican Leader Vincent Candelora on Friday criticized a unilateral move from the governor’s administration to transfer the management of school construction and renovation grants into the governor’s budget office from the Department of Administrative Services, a shift he fears will politicize what should be a nonpartisan process while further eroding residents’ trust in state government.

“Just consider what residents have watched unfold at the capitol over the last year.

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