Rep. Candelora Speaks at the 67th Annual Meeting of the Connecticut Chapter Healthcare Financial Management Association

Posted on September 17, 2018 by admin


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On Thursday, September 13, 2018, Deputy House Republican Leader State Representative Vincent Candelora attended the 67th Annual Meeting of the Connecticut Chapter of Healthcare Financial Management Association (CT HFMA) and was a guest speak at the event, which was held at the Aqua Turf in Southington. The theme was “The Balancing Act – Disruption, Collaboration, Leadership & Engagement” and included a full day of education and guidance surrounding the ever-shuffling priorities of healthcare with a legislative update from Rep. Candelora.

CT HFMA is a professional membership organization for individuals in financial management of healthcare institutions and related patient organizations. The Connecticut chapter is comprised of more than 350 members from across the state. These members are included in the larger national membership total of more than 40,000 colleagues from all 50 states who all strive to meet the many demands of this complex landscape we know as healthcare finance.

CT HFMA’s annual meeting was attended by many of Connecticut’s hospital Chief Financial Officers (CFO), Vice Presidents, Directors of Revenue Cycle, Certified Public Accountant, Finance Managers, and Controllers. These attendees included representatives from Hartford Healthcare, Yale New Haven and Trinity Healthcare of New England.

Rep. Candelora discussed issues pertaining to healthcare and answered any questions that attendees had about state government. Other speakers included: David Bittner, CFO of St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center and Charles Johnson, CFO of Hartford Healthcare.

 

CT Veterans Stand Down 2018

Posted on September 17, 2018 by admin


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The Connecticut Department of Veterans’ Affairs is hosting their annual “Stand Down” event for veterans on September 21, 2018 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Department of Veterans’ Affairs main campus located at 287 West Street in Rocky Hill.

This is a wonderful opportunity for the veterans in our community to receive free employment and job training guidance. More than 30 government agencies and social services organizations will be offering education and recovery based services, as well as information about state and Veterans’ Administration benefits, and legal, motor vehicle and housing matters.

Medical, dental, eye care, hearing and mental health screenings – as well as free clothing – will also be provided. Pre-registration is not required, but the DOL asks that attendees arrive no later than 12:00 p.m. and encourage that you bring documentation verifying your military service/veteran status.

If you are in need of transportation to the event, please know that the Department of Transportation is providing free bus services from a number of locations around the state.

For more information, please call 860-616-3803Click here for a state-wide transportation schedule.

Please share this information with those who may benefit!

State Representative Vincent Candelora

86th General Assembly District 

As always, if you are unable to attend but would still like to connect with me, please call: 1(800) 842-1423 or email: Vincent.Candelora@housegop.ct.gov for more information.

Free Dental Clinic for Veterans, 9/11

Posted on September 5, 2018 by admin


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A free dental care event for veterans is coming to Connecticut! 

Aspen Dental’s MouthMobile – a 42-foot-long dentist office on wheels – is coming to Hartford on September 11th to provide free care to local veterans as part of this year’s 30-stop cross-country tour. Dentists and their teams from area Aspen Dental practices are volunteering their services for the event.

·Date: Tuesday, September 11th

·Time: 9:00am-3:00pm

·Place: Connecticut Capital State Park, 210 Capitol Ave., Hartford, CT 06106 

If you or someone you know is interested and would like to set up an appointment, please reach out to Mary Harris at (860) 436-9986 to schedule your visit.     

Aspen Dental is working with American Legion Department of Connecticut to identify interested veterans and schedule their appointments. The MouthMobile, which will be parked at the State Capital Park, is handicap accessible and fully equipped with two operatories, digital X-rays and a denture lab.

The Healthy Mouth Movement, sponsored by Aspen Dental, is a community giving initiative that works to provide millions of veterans living throughout the United States who either live where there is little or no access to care or who face other barriers like expensive costs, lack of insurance, or fear, with an opportunity to receive free dental care.

For more information about the Healthy Mouth Movement visit www.aspendental.com/about/healthy-mouth-movement.

As always, if you are unable to attend but would still like to connect with me, please call: 1(800) 842-1423 or email: Vincent.Candelora@housegot.ct.gov for more information.

CTDOT ANNOUNCES END OF FREE PARKING PROMOTION AT HARTFORD LINE STATIONS BEGINNING ON SEPTEMBER 4, 2018

Posted on August 31, 2018 by admin


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Please see below press release issued by the Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) regarding new paid parking rates at Hartford Line stations.

Please do not hesitate to contact me about this or any state issue at 800-842-1423 or email vincent.candelora@housegop.ct.gov.

Sincerely,

CTDOT ANNOUNCES END OF FREE PARKING PROMOTION AT HARTFORD LINE STATIONS BEGINNING ON SEPTEMBER 4, 2018

New paid parking rates apply at Berlin, Meriden and Wallingford Stations

The Connecticut Department of Transportation today announced that on Tuesday, September 4th, it will end its free parking promotion and begin paid parking at the CTrail Hartford Line stations in Berlin, Meriden and Wallingford.

 

Paid parking applies Monday through Friday for both Hartford Line rail passengers and the public. Parking is free on weekends and federal holidays. These stations are open twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.

Please see below for additional information:

Berlin Station (51 Depot Road)

  •       Weekday Parking: $2/day. Pay before boarding the train at the parking kiosks or Hartford Line ticket vending machines. Passengers must provide their  parking space number prior to remitting payment. Cash, debit and credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, Discover) accepted
  •       Monthly parking available for $20/month*
  •       235 spaces available at the station’s surface parking lot

Meriden Station (60 State Street)

  •      Weekday Parking:
  •      Surface lot (65 spaces): $2/day. Pay at gate with debit/credit card (Visa, Mastercard, Discover) or by cash at the parking kiosk located adjacent to lot before leaving.  65 parking spaces
  •      24 Colony Street parking garage (225 spaces). First 2 hours free. $7/day for non-rail passengers. Hartford Line passengers pay only $2 with a voucher and may obtain it from the garage attendant by showing proof of rail ticket purchase. Cash payments can only be made at the garage parking pay station, located on the ground level at the Church Street entrance. Debit/credit card (Visa, Mastercard, Discover) may be used at the pay station or exit gate
  •       Monthly parking available for both surface parking and parking garage
  •     $20/month for rail passengers and $40/month for non-rail passengers

Wallingford Station (343 North Cherry Street)

  •      Weekday Parking: $2/day. Pay before boarding the train at the parking kiosks or Hartford Line ticket vending machines. Passengers must provide their parking space number prior to remitting payment. Cash, debit and credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, Discover) accepted
  •      Monthly parking available for $20/month*
  •      221 spaces available at the station’s two surface parking lots (North Cherry Street and Route 5)

*To apply for a monthly parking permit visit www.ctrides.com/parking.

Candelora Statement on Edible Arrangements’ Wallingford Headquarters Relocation

Posted on August 23, 2018 by admin


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Deputy House Republican Leader Vincent Candelora, who represents the town of Wallingford, released the following statement regarding Edible Arrangements’ announcing the closure of the company’s headquarters in Wallingford, CT on Tuesday, August 21st. The company announced that its main headquarters in Wallingford is being relocated to Atlanta, GA. It will continue to maintain an office in Wallingford, but with only about 20 employees. The company has indicated that there are currently 130 workers employed at the Wallingford location.

“It is devastating to hear that a company that was established in Connecticut in 1999 and has grown to over 1,300 stores in 11 countries will no longer maintain the same presence in this state. What’s worse is that people are losing their jobs, and many of those who may have an opportunity to keep them will be moving out of state. Clearly, economic advantages and disadvantages were considered when the company decided to close down existing locations in favor of a new location,” said Deputy Republican Leader Vincent Candelora.

“Although this news is very disappointing, Edible Arrangements is not the first company to flee the state. Just a few short years ago, we saw Pfizer, GE, and Bristol Myers Squibb close their Connecticut headquarters as well – just to name a few. Our state must work to improve our economy if we are serious about becoming a more hospitable place for business, research and development or else we will stand to see more businesses fleeing the state. I remain hopeful that Connecticut can improve its economic situation and this past October was a good starting point – we saw a bipartisan budget passed and it was also the first time we had no tax increases in eight years,” added Candelora.

Connecticut High School Graduates Comprise UConn’s Stellar New Freshman Class

Posted on August 22, 2018 by admin


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UConn President Susan Herbst, Governor Dannel P. Malloy, Samuel Degnan-Morgenstern of Wallingford, Brian Pettway of New Haven, Olivia Lemieux of Torrington, Annie Foley of Orange, State Senator Martin Looney, State Senator Cathy Osten, State Senator Bob Duff and Deputy Republican Leader Vincent Candelora attend a press conference announcing UConn’s stellar freshman class at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford on Wednesday, August 22.

 

Deputy Republican Leader Vincent Candelora and Wallingford High School salutatorian Samuel Degnan-Morgenstein attend a press conference to commemorate UConn’s stellar freshman class at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford on Wednesday, August 22. With classes at UConn starting this week, the incoming freshman class is the most diverse and among the most academically accomplished in recent history. The Class of 2022 represents Uconn’s largest freshmen class ever with SAT scores averaging 1306, which is higher than any previous class.