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Candelora Votes for Bill to Prevent Sales of THC-Infused Beverages to Kids

Posted on May 2, 2024

HARTFORD — House Republican Vincent Candelora this week supported legislation that would prohibit THC-infused beverages from being sold in convenience and grocery stores, where they’re currently available for purchase by children.

The legislation (H.B. 5150) also makes it easier for municipal officials to initiate legal action on establishments that sell marijuana products illegally while also dedicating more money to the Department of Consumer Protection and the Attorney General for enforcement


Candelora Talks Paid Sick Days Mandate on NBC30’s Face the Facts

Posted on April 30, 2024

Check out House Republican Leader Vincent Candelora’s latest appearance on NBC30’s Face the Facts, where he joined host Mike Hydeck to talk about the latest mandate from majority party Democrats on the state’s business community.


House Republicans Offer Plan to Balance FY25 Budget

Posted on April 26, 2024

HARTFORD — House Republicans during a Thursday news conference at the state capitol released a plan to balance the second year of the state budget, keeping a promise to Connecticut residents by honoring the fiscal guardrails, focusing on affordability, pursuing structural spending reforms, and increasing funding for local education to help prevent more pressure on local property taxpayers.

House Republicans, led by Rep. Vincent Candelora (R-North Branford), began developing their plan to balance


Candelora Celebrates Civic Engagement at East Haven Earth Day Clean-Up

Posted on April 22, 2024

Community spirit is thriving in East Haven and will be for some time thanks to emerging leaders like Dahna Lara. She’s a member of the CT Kid Governor cabinet and is passionate about keeping our state clean. Dahna is a member of the CT Kid Governor cabinet and is passionate about keeping our state clean. It was a pleasure to recognize her efforts Saturday at Clean UP East Haven Earth Day 2024, and I’m thankful for the work of organizers and volunteers for events like this that display to CT’s next


House GOP Leader Candelora Statement on the Passing of Former U.S. Sen. Lieberman

Posted on March 27, 2024

 House Republican Leader Vincent Candelora on Wednesday released the following statement regarding the passing of former U.S. Senator and Vice Presidential Candidate Joseph Lieberman:

“Joe Lieberman has always embodied the spirit of bipartisanship in politics. Willing to see the best in his political opposites, he saw them as colleagues who could help forge the best outcomes for Connecticut, rather than enemies to be dismissed because they simply disagreed with him on an issue.

“And Joe Lieberman


Candelora Named “Legislative Champion” by Council of Developmental Services

Posted on March 13, 2024

House Republican Leader Vincent Candelora on March 13 was recognized as a “Legislative Champion” by the state’s Council of Developmental Services, a panel comprised of volunteer citizen advocates for residents with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and their families. In a ceremony inside the State Capitol building, Council members hailed last session’s passage of H.B. 5001, legislation that addresses Medicaid waiver programs waitlists while also tackling topics such as housing, transportation,


Candelora and Harding: The case for a Connecticut constitutional amendment

Posted on February 26, 2024

Omitted from Gov. Lamont’s 35-minute State of the State budget address Feb. 7 was a two-word phrase that hangs over every important issue and initiative that will arise in the critical short session of the General Assembly this year.

“Fiscal guardrails,’’ may not mean much to the public outside of Hartford, but it casts a long shadow over the business in the Capitol over the next three months. If on May 9 we can look back and see that our elected leaders preserved our budgetary restraints and chose


CT House and Senate Republicans Offer Ideas to Provide Ratepayers Relief on Electric Bills  

Posted on February 23, 2024

With steep electric rate hikes on the horizon, Connecticut House and Senate Republicans today unveiled a set of policy goals which aim to bring about long-term rate reduction, long-term stability, and short-term relief for consumers.

“Connecticut ratepayers are frustrated, and rightly so,” Senate Republican Leader Stephen Harding said.  “They feel the pain every month when their electric bill comes, and that pain is only getting worse.  Our goal as lawmakers should be to pass policies which put


OLR Issues 2024 “Major Issues” Report

Posted on January 19, 2024

The state’s nonpartisan Office of Legislative Research has issued its 2024 Major Issues report, which offers summaries of some of the many subjects that could be discussed during the legislative session that begins Feb. 7. Click the image below to read the brief report.


CT Retail Network Talks Legislative Priorities with Candelora

Posted on January 16, 2024

House Republican Leader Vincent Candelora joined CT Retail Network Tim Phelan for a conversation about priorities for the 2024 legislative session and issues that affect the retail business community. Watch below!