Candelora Says Agriculture-Focused Employees Should Urge State Lawmakers to Pass Pro-Growth Policies

Posted on January 24, 2020 by admin


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SOUTHINGTON—The economic power of the state’s “Green Industry” was on full display Monday as Deputy House Republican Leader Vincent Candelora addressed members of the Connecticut Nursery and Landscape Association (CNLA) during its Winter Symposium and Expo. The nursery and landscape, and greenhouse and floriculture businesses, dubbed the “Green Industry,” employ 43,000 people in Connecticut. Hundreds of them were at the event held at the Aqua Turf Club, where Candelora talked about the need for members

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State Government is Becoming Inaccessible, and that Really Stinks

Posted on January 17, 2020 by admin


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Something stinks in the legislature, and I’m not talking about the perfume.

A recent opinion piece published in the Hartford Courant by a health advocate concerned about fragrances in tightly-packed committee rooms got me thinking about state government these days. In particular, this question from the author: “So many people want to testify at Connecticut legislative hearings, but how many are staying away because of their concerns about being enclosed in spaces with scented products?”

I understand

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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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