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Candelora, Republicans Call for Special Session on Home Heating Assistance

Posted on September 1, 2022


House and Senate Republicans on Thursday called for a special session to bolster home heating assistance funding. Republicans offered a plan earlier in the week to address the crisis, and Democrats rejected it on procedural grounds. House Republican Leader Vincent Candelora discussed the subject during morning news conference at the capitol. Watch a summary of his comments above, or the full news conference here.

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CT Democrats Refuse to Hold a Vote on Republican Proposal to Bolster Energy Assistance Slashed by Washington

Posted on August 30, 2022


HARTFORD – Senate Republican Leader Kevin Kelly (R-Stratford) and House Republican Leader Vincent Candelora (R-North Branford) released the following statement responding to CT Democratic lawmakers on the State’s Energy & Technology Committee, Human Services Committee, and Appropriations Committee blocking a vote on a proposed amendment to increase funding for energy assistance, prevent a devastating decrease in benefits for CT’s most vulnerable, and expand assistance to middle-class families struggling

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CT Senate & House Republicans Offer Amendment to Bolster Energy Assistance Slashed by Washington

Posted on August 29, 2022


HARTFORD – Today, Connecticut Senate and House Republican lawmakers will propose and vote on an amendment to Governor Ned Lamont’s Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) allocation plan being voted on today. The Republican lawmakers’ amendment will increase funding for energy assistance and prevent a devastating decrease in benefits for CT’s most vulnerable. In addition to preventing the loss of thousands of dollars in assistance for the poorest families, the Republican amendment will

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Milling and Resurfacing Project on Route 17 in Durham

Posted on August 2, 2022


The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing that a milling and resurfacing project will be performed on Route 17 in Durham.

The project consists of milling and resurfacing a 4.94-mile segment of Route 17 in Durham from the North Branford/Durham town line to end at the overpass of Allyns Brook. This project is scheduled to begin milling on Monday, August 8, to Thursday, August 18. The resurfacing segment of this project is anticipated to begin on Tuesday, August 30, to Friday, September

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State Bond Commission Set to Approve Grant to Build North Branford Police Department

Posted on July 26, 2022


NORTH BRANFORD — The State Bond Commission is poised to approve a $4.5 million grant to move forward with the long-planned construction of the new police department.

House Republican Leader Vincent Candelora, 86th District, said today the scheduled Bond Commission vote on Friday is welcome news for this anticipated project that will enhance public safety and ensure that North Branford residents know their concerns and interests in Hartford are being met.

“This vote is a result of the collaborative

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North Branford Residents Want to Shine Spotlight on Rules and Etiquette on Accessible Parking Placards

Posted on July 21, 2022


With the 32nd Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) only days away, North Branford resident Mary Caruso along with her adult children, Sam and Alex Bode, are teaming with House Republican Leader Vincent Candelora to raise awareness about the barriers faced by many people trying to negotiate simple, everyday activities.

The Caruso/Bode family, which lives with mobility impairments, is inviting members of the public to spend a morning alongside their family to get a firsthand view

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Republican Legislative Leaders Renew Calls for Hold Public Hearing at State Capitol on Proposed Health Insurance Rate Increases

Posted on July 13, 2022


HARTFORD – Connecticut Senate and House Republican Leaders are renewing their calls for a public hearing at the state Capitol on the proposed health insurance rate filings for the 2023 individual and small group markets, which include proposed rate increases averaging over 20%.

On Monday, Connecticut Republicans wrote to legislative leaders, Governor Lamont, and Insurance Department Commissioner Mais calling on them to hold a public hearing at the State Capitol complex on the proposed health insurance

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Opinion: Let’s make CT more affordable

Posted on June 15, 2022


Connecticut families are struggling. From gas to food to energy, the costs of basic necessities are skyrocketing and people need help.

Instead of debating who is at fault for the historic inflation, we must focus on providing relief.

Here in Connecticut, we have the power to ease the burdens on working- and middle-class families now. The question is, will Democrats join Republicans and take action?

Government is swimming in cash, meanwhile our families are in pain. We can deliver responsible tax

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DOT News: Nighttime Milling and Resurfacing Project on Route 22 in North Branford

Posted on May 19, 2022


The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing that a milling and resurfacing project will be performed on Route 22 in North Branford.

The project consists of milling and resurfacing 0.38 miles of Route 22 in North Branford. This project is scheduled to occur Monday, May 23, 2022, through Monday, June 6, 2022. The milling segment of this project is anticipated to be performed on Monday, May 23, 2022, through Tuesday, May 24, 2022. The resurfacing segment of this project is anticipated

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House of Representatives Debates Clean Air Legislation

Posted on April 30, 2022


HARTFORD — House Republican Leader Vincent Candelora on Friday offered his thoughts on S.B. 4, An Act Concerning the Connecticut Clean Air Act.

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