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House GOP Leader Candelora Statement on the Passing of Former U.S. Sen. Lieberman

Posted on March 27, 2024

 House Republican Leader Vincent Candelora on Wednesday released the following statement regarding the passing of former U.S. Senator and Vice Presidential Candidate Joseph Lieberman:

“Joe Lieberman has always embodied the spirit of bipartisanship in politics. Willing to see the best in his political opposites, he saw them as colleagues who could help forge the best outcomes for Connecticut, rather than enemies to be dismissed because they simply disagreed with him on an issue.

“And Joe Lieberman


Candelora Named “Legislative Champion” by Council of Developmental Services

Posted on March 13, 2024

House Republican Leader Vincent Candelora on March 13 was recognized as a “Legislative Champion” by the state’s Council of Developmental Services, a panel comprised of volunteer citizen advocates for residents with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and their families. In a ceremony inside the State Capitol building, Council members hailed last session’s passage of H.B. 5001, legislation that addresses Medicaid waiver programs waitlists while also tackling topics such as housing, transportation,


Candelora and Harding: The case for a Connecticut constitutional amendment

Posted on February 26, 2024

Omitted from Gov. Lamont’s 35-minute State of the State budget address Feb. 7 was a two-word phrase that hangs over every important issue and initiative that will arise in the critical short session of the General Assembly this year.

“Fiscal guardrails,’’ may not mean much to the public outside of Hartford, but it casts a long shadow over the business in the Capitol over the next three months. If on May 9 we can look back and see that our elected leaders preserved our budgetary restraints and chose