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Candelora Calls on Governor to Provide DPH Operations Update

Posted on January 21, 2021 by admin


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HARTFORD — House Republican Leader Vincent Candelora on Thursday called on Gov. Lamont to update Connecticut residents on his administration’s efforts to select a permanent commissioner for the state’s Department of Public Health.

“We’ve arrived at a critical point in the state’s overall response to the virus, with a looming decision about the future of the governor’s emergency powers and growing confusion and frustration over the rollout of the vaccine,” Candelora said. “I fear that the shared optimism

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Candelora Asks Vaccine Advisory Group to Prioritize Teachers along with Elderly and Vulnerable Residents in Next Vaccination Phase

Posted on January 4, 2021 by admin


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HARTFORD — House Republican Leader-elect Vincent Candelora has asked the state’s Vaccine Advisory Group to consider including teachers and school employees over the age of 55 in the next phase of its vaccination plan in order to build teacher and parent confidence toward the widespread resumption of traditional in-classroom instruction.

“Preventing spread of the virus among older residents and those with underlying health concerns should remain a top priority of the Advisory Group, but as the governor’s

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House Republican Leader-Elect Calls on Lamont to Delay Pay Raises, Payroll Tax Amid Pandemic

Posted on December 22, 2020 by admin


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HARTFORD — House Republican Leader-elect Vincent Candelora on Tuesday said Gov. Lamont should delay $38 million in salary increases for state employees that go into effect on the same day as the Democrats’ new payroll tax that primarily targets the pockets of private sector workers.

“Main street businesses are struggling under the weight of this pandemic, and their employees even more so. Meanwhile, state government chugs along unaffected—those non-frontline workers still have their jobs, they’re

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