State Lawmakers, Local Leaders Applaud Funding Allocation for Field Lighting at Coginchaug Regional High School in Durham

Posted on September 29, 2023

HARTFORD—House Minority Leader Vincent Candelora on Friday led applause from state lawmakers, local officials, and community leaders over an anticipated $430,000 allocation by the State Bond Commission next week for lighting and facility improvements at the Coginchaug Regional High School football field.

“I’m appreciative of the decision from Governor Lamont and commission members to invest in this project, and for the work of district staff and local volunteers who have continued to pursue their


House GOP Leader Candelora Statement on Allegations of Absentee Ballot Fraud in Bridgeport

Posted on September 18, 2023

HARTFORD—House Republican Leader Vincent Candelora on Monday released the following statement in response to allegations of absentee ballot fraud in Bridgeport:

“Over the last few years, Connecticut residents or Republican lawmakers who expressed concern or posed simple questions about the integrity of our state’s absentee balloting system have been immediately discredited as a matter of policy by Democrats who control all levers of state government. Now, what’s alleged to have happened in Bridgeport


FEMA Test on Oct. 4th

Posted on September 17, 2023

FEMA and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will conduct a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) at approximately 2:20 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Oct. 4. The national test will consist of two portions, testing WEA and EAS capabilities. The WEA portion of the test will be directed to all consumer cell phones. The test message will display in either English or in Spanish, depending on the language settings of the wireless handset.

The EAS portion


Prohibiting the Sale of New Gas-Powered Vehicles: Survey

Posted on September 14, 2023

The state legislature’s Regulation Review Committee will soon consider whether to install emissions standards used by California, including a prohibition on the sale of new gas-powered vehicles within 11 years.


Candelora Lauds Efforts of Building Homes for Heroes, which secured East Haven home for Purple Heart recipient

Posted on September 9, 2023

House Republican Leader Vincent Candelora was among the many people who participated in a truly special event Saturday in East Haven, where U.S. Army veteran and Purple Heart recipient Evan Marcy received the keys to a mortgage-free home provided by the nonprofit organization Building Homes for Heroes. Evan is the son of a retired NYC firefighter, Duane Marcy, who participated in search and rescue efforts at Ground Zero. The home he received is the 343rd provided through the organization’s efforts


DOT Announces Road Work on Route 146 in Guilford

Posted on August 28, 2023

The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) is announcing that a milling and resurfacing project will be performed on Route 146 in Guilford starting on Sunday, Sept. 17 through Oct. 12, 2023. The project consists of milling and resurfacing 2.66 miles of Route 146 in Guilford.

The milling segment of this project is anticipated to be performed on Sunday, Sept. 17 through Monday, Sept. 25. The resurfacing segment of this project is anticipated to be performed on Sunday, Oct. 1 through Wednesday,


House GOP Leader Discusses Crime in Connecticut

Posted on August 25, 2023

House Republican Leader Vincent Candelora was a guest on Talk of the Town, hosted by Gary Byron, and talked about Connecticut’s problems with crime on the heels of controversy tied to a controversial flyer issued by the Yale University police union.


Mill and Fill Resurfacing Project: I-95 Southbound in Branford

Posted on August 8, 2023

The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) is announcing that a mill and fill resurfacing project will be performed on Interstate 95 southbound from the Guilford/Branford town line to exit 54 (Cedar Street) starting on Tuesday, Sept. 5 through Monday, Sept. 25.

No work will be performed from 6:00 a.m. Friday, Sept. 1, until 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 5, due to the Labor Day Holiday.

This project is included in CTDOT’s 2023 Vendor Resurfacing Program.

Motorists can expect


Prohibiting the sale of new gas-powered vehicles, have your say

Posted on August 4, 2023

🚨 Major regulatory change that affects you 🚨

The state’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is accepting written comments on two sets or proposed regulations, one that would ban the sales of new gas-powered passenger cars in just 12 years’ time and another that would gradually prohibit the sale of new gas-powered trucks that are used to ship goods and provide essential services.

I have significant concerns about the impact of these proposed bans supported by the legislature’s


DOL Reports High Unemployment Fraud, Offers Tips to Help

Posted on July 20, 2023

Right now, Connecticut, like several other states, is grappling with an increase in fraudulent unemployment applications. I’ve had first-hand experience with this problem, and I have heard from several individuals recently who have expressed concern about the issue. I’m tracking this problem closely, and I’ve been in touch with the commissioner of our state’s Department of Labor (CTDOL).

We know there was a spike in unemployment claims submitted using stolen identities across the country during the