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Candelora Earns Positive Score from Business Advocacy Group

Posted on September 23, 2021


HARTFORD—House Republican Leader Vincent Candelora earned 100 percent on the 2021 Legislative Scorecard issued by the Connecticut Business and Industry Association (CBIA.)

CBIA, the state’s largest business advocacy organization, tracks legislation that could have either a negative or positive impact on our state’s economy and scores legislators according to how they voted.

“Considering the far-reaching impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on our local, regional and state economies, there’s no task

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Candelora Responds to House Speaker Ritter Over Manufactured Hearing Controversy

Posted on September 22, 2021


HARTFORD — House Republican Leader Vincent Candelora on Wednesday issued the following statement in response to House Speaker Matt Ritter’s comments about a public hearing on workers affected by employer-issued vaccine mandates:

“This is what Democrats do — provoke, attack, and silence people who have different views than they do. Speaker Ritter’s hyperbolic statement about today’s hearing conducted in a nearly-empty building is not only predictable, it’s inaccurate given the guidance legislators

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Rep. Candelora, Sen. Kelly Call on Gov. Lamont to Expand Call for Special Session to Address Rise in Crime

Posted on September 21, 2021


HARTFORD – House Republican Leader Vincent Candelora and Senate Republican Leader Kevin Kelly are calling on Governor Ned Lamont to expand the anticipated call for special session next week on pandemic-related emergency powers to include a call to address the rise in violent crime across Connecticut. The Republican leaders released the following statement today:

“Our state is fully submerged in a crime wave that legislative Democrats have willfully ignored despite justifiable outrage from their constituents

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