Candelora Calls for Tight Control of Telecommuting

Posted on October 3, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORD—Deputy House Republican Leader Vincent Candelora on Thursday said state agencies must strictly monitor employees who telecommute while also enforcing program guidelines, and if an agency is unable to do so its telecommuting program must be suspended until proper controls are put in place.

Candelora, state representative for 86th District, reacted to a state auditors’ report on Charter Oak State College that includes concerns about telecommuting arrangements.

“Telecommuting is a nice idea,

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Main Street Mandates Bring Challenges For Business

Posted on October 1, 2019 by admin


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The nature of Connecticut shopping has changed dramatically as a result of the ten-cent charge on plastic bags. Many stores have simply eliminated them altogether, in part, to prevent confrontation at the cash register. Because everyone needs to buy groceries, the plastic bag tax has created an inconvenience, but undoubtedly, people will still buy groceries. With the era of on-line shopping, however, retail businesses may be feeling a different impact. Shopping for clothes at the mall or purchasing

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Protecting the Public Trust

Posted on August 19, 2019 by admin


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My parents tried to instill fiscal discipline in me while growing up.  Those sensible rules didn’t fully kick in until I was on my own, managing my own money.  In government, the officials are stewards of public money and have a responsibility to spend it according to budged line-items under carefully crafted procedures.  Because of the natural tendency to treat other people’s money differently, throughout time, government has imposed restrictions, including ethical restrains and disclosure rules to

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