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Republicans Again Seek Evidence, Numbers on New Paid Family Medical Leave Fund Solvency

Posted on November 20, 2020 by admin


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HARTFORD – House Republican Leader-elect Vincent Candelora (R-North Branford), Senate Republican Leader-elect Kevin Kelly (R-Stratford), and Senate Republican Leader-elect Pro Tempore Paul Formica (R-East Lyme) are questioning whether the state’s new Paid Family Medical Leave payroll tax program can deliver on its promises to Connecticut workers. The GOP leaders wrote to Governor Ned Lamont to again request evidence that the program, set to start taxing workers on January 1, can achieve solvency

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Candelora statement on Democrats’ push for healthcare reform

Posted on November 12, 2020 by admin


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HARTFORD — State Rep. Vincent Candelora on Thursday issued the following statement after legislative Democrats and Comptroller Kevin Lembo announced that they intend to pursue their version of healthcare reform during the coming legislative session.

“I appreciate Democrats’ passion in pursuing affordable healthcare—I believe it’s a goal shared by everyone serving in the legislature. Unfortunately, they’ve been campaigning for 20 years on the promise of doing something about it but have instead continued

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Candelora, Cohen Hail Grant for North Branford Police Department Project

Posted on November 9, 2020 by admin


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HARTFORD — State Rep. Vincent Candelora and state Sen. Christine Cohen on Monday applauded news of $128,000 in state funding to aid in the construction of a new police department in North Branford.

The grant, announced by Gov. Ned Lamont, is supplied through the Small Town Economic Assistance Program (STEAP) that’s coordinated by the state’s Office of Policy and Management. Candelora and Cohen, both of whom represent the town in the General Assembly, lobbied for the funding. The current facility,

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Candelora, Area Legislators Hold Successful Produce Distribution Event

Posted on September 4, 2020 by admin


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NORTH BRANFORD—A handful of state representatives from around the region worked together recently to deliver 1,200 boxes of fresh produce to residents of their communities.

State Rep. Vincent Candelora worked with Cecarelli’s Harrison Hill Farm in Northford to supply the produce, and Candelora then pulled in House of Representatives colleagues Noreen Kokoruda, Joe Zullo, Craig Fishbein, and Dave Yaccarino to help distribute the fruits and veggies.

“The public health crisis has hit our state’s economy

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Candelora, Aresimowicz Support CIAC Decision to Move Forward with Fall High School Sports

Posted on August 13, 2020 by admin


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Deputy House Republican Leader Vincent Candelora joined Speaker of the House Joe Aresimowicz today in issuing a statement in support of the CIAC’s decision to move ahead with a fall high school sports season.

“Sports are integral to the development of kids and are part of the very fabric of adolescent interaction in our schools. School athletics levels the playing field for children of all socioeconomic backgrounds and is critical for students of less means to pursue college opportunities. It’s a

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House Republican Leaders Call for Eversource Rate Hike Hearing

Posted on July 28, 2020 by admin


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HARTFORD – House Republican Leaders Themis Klarides and Vincent Candelora today called for a public hearing for Eversource to answer questions about the recent spike in monthly utility bills and why costs go up regardless of weather conditions or other factors.

Many consumers have seen a jump in their bills in the last month and are mad, the lawmakers said.

“Connecticut utility costs were already at the highest point in the country and on July 1 the rates went higher. We had a mild winter, people

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Governor, State Department of Education Release Schools Reopening Document

Posted on July 4, 2020 by admin


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Governor Lamont and the state’s Department of Education have issued requirements and guidance for the reopening of schools this fall. Check out their document by clicking on the image below.

Legislative Leaders Won’t Reconvene the 2020 Session, but there’s Work to Do

Posted on April 25, 2020 by admin


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There are four caucuses in Connecticut’s General Assembly—the House and Senate Democrats, and the House and Senate Republicans—and last week the leader of each decided against reconvening the 2020 regular legislative session that had been scheduled to adjourn May 6.

The joint announcement cemented what most legislators knew long ago, that the COVID-19 crisis would zap hundreds of pending bills tackling topics that ranged from assisting victims of domestic violence to commercializing marijuana.

It’s

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Second Federal Business Assistance Package Ready

Posted on April 25, 2020 by admin


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With the passing of a second business relief package, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) on Monday, April 27 will resume taking applications for business assistance under the Paycheck Protection Program and will restart processing of Economic Injury Disaster Loans.

Visit the PPP web page here.

The new federal package includes:
  • An additional $320 billion for the Paycheck Protection Program with a greater focus on helping small businesses (view a list of lenders here)

Collaboration Among Our State’s Leaders Will Be Key to Reopening Connecticut

Posted on April 12, 2020 by admin


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Back in mid-March, when Governor Lamont closed Connecticut’s public schools and limited restaurants to take out and delivery, it felt inconceivable that our state, and nation, would end up in the spot we find ourselves in today.

But four weeks and more than 300,000 unemployment claims later, Connecticut residents are dealing with the reality that schools and many more businesses will be closed until late May and, according to the governor, perhaps longer.

Governor Lamont said recently he found “glimmers

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