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Hearst Connecticut Editorial: CT finds a better way to draw district lines

Posted on November 22, 2021


Hearst Connecticut Media on Nov. 21 published an editorial shortly after the state’s Redistricting Commission voted to approve new district boundaries for Connecticut’s House of Representatives. Check out the piece below:

 

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Editorial: CT finds a better way to draw district lines

Nov. 21, 2021

Across the country, displays of political partisanship are rarely as blatant as when it comes time to draw political districts. Depending on which party is in control,

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House Republicans Call for Governor to Stop Implementation of Controversial Truck Tax

Posted on November 17, 2021


HARTFORD — House Republicans on Wednesday called for Gov. Lamont to stop implementation of the truck tax, contending the confluence of substantial federal infrastructure aid and the controversial revenue policy that will increase costs for businesses and residents should have state lawmakers redefining a path forward on improving our transportation grid.

“From staffing problems to supply chain issues, and rising fuel prices to inflation, Connecticut businesses face a multitude of challenges and will

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Watch: Reps. Candelora and Carpino Forum on Marijuana Safety and Kids

Posted on November 12, 2021


If you missed the web livestream, check out the forum that state Reps. Vincent Candelora and Christie Carpino held about marijuana safety when it comes to children. The forum’s panelists included Dr. Suzanne Doyon – Medical Director, CT Poison Control Center; Dr. John Brancato – attending emergency physician, CT Children’s; and Dr. Daniel Carrero – psychiatrist, Middlesex Health, specializing in child and adolescent psychiatry and family advocacy.

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Candelora Statement on Transparency and Decision-Making in Government

Posted on November 9, 2021


HARTFORD — House Republican Leader Vincent Candelora on Tuesday issued the following statement regarding recent events affecting the Connecticut General Assembly, including a legislative staffer who plans to simultaneously serve as executive director of the Connecticut Democratic Party, as well as the West Haven controversy that caused former state representative Mike DiMassa to resign and has current 104th District Rep. Kara Rochelle facing questions from the news media regarding payment she received

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Candelora, Kelly Renew Calls for Public Hearing on COVID-19 Relief Funds Following New Questions Funding Misuse

Posted on November 8, 2021


HARTFORD – House Republican Leader Vincent Candelora (R-North Branford) and Senate Republican Leader Kevin Kelly (R-Stratford) are renewing their calls for a public hearing on the executive branch’s policies overseeing the distribution of COVID-19 relief funds.

The request follows the alleged theft of over $600,000 in COVID-19 relief funds in West Haven. On Friday, it was reported that the city of West Haven also spent COVID-19 relief funds on a 20-person marching band and transportation, commemorative

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Children and Marijuana Safety: Candelora and Carpino to Hold Online Forum

Posted on November 3, 2021


HARTFORD – House Republican Leader Vincent Candelora and State Rep. Christie Carpino are hosting a forum via Zoom regarding the dangers that marijuana poses to children. The legislators will host medical experts to educate parents and caretakers about accidental ingestion, overdoses in children, and what to watch for if you are concerned your child is using marijuana.

Guest speakers include experts from the CT Poison Control Center and Connecticut Children’s Medical Center.

 

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Connecticut House Minority Leader Vincent Candelora Receives Patrick J. Kennedy Advocate of the Year Award

Posted on October 22, 2021


(Alexandria, VA) – Today, Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM), the nation’s leading organization opposing the commercialization of marijuana, is proud to announce that Connecticut House Minority Leader Vincent Candelora is the recipient of the 2021 Patrick J. Kennedy Advocate of the Year Award, given to an advocate at the state-level who best champions the mission of putting public health and safety ahead of the interests of the marijuana industry.

“In the five years we have been working in Connecticut,

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House GOP Leader Candelora Statement on the Arrest of Rep. DiMassa

Posted on October 20, 2021


HARTFORD — House Republican Leader Vincent Candelora (R-86) today released the following statement regarding the arrest of state Rep. Michael DiMassa:

“While I’m hopeful that the disturbing allegations against Representative DiMassa in West Haven are a one-off, this case should be a wakeup call to the governor and the public at large. A staggering amount of federal relief funds has flowed into Connecticut, and the governor has taken advantage of every opportunity to trumpet all the new programs and

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House Republican Leader Candelora Calls on SOTS to Provide Details on Absentee Ballot Application Controversy, Urges Investigation

Posted on October 15, 2021


HARTFORD — House Republican Leader Vincent Candelora on Friday called on Secretary of State Denise Merrill to provide greater detail on communication between her office and political campaigns or consultants that sought guidance on rules associated with distributing unsolicited absentee ballot applications with pre-filled voter data such as names and dates of birth.

“We spent a good portion of the last year listening to legislative Democrats and Secretary Merrill say that in order to keep people

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CTDOT Develops Plans to Rehabilitate Pavement in Guilford, Branford, More…

Posted on October 12, 2021


The Office of Engineering within the state’s Department of Transportation Office has announced plans for a project that would affect I-95 in Guilford and Route 1 in Branford. Check out the official announcement from DOT below:

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