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Candelora Statement on Gov. Lamont’s Decision to Give Raises to Non-Union Managers

Posted on July 15, 2021


HARTFORD — House Republican Leader Vincent Candelora today released the following statement in response to Gov. Lamont’s decision to award raises to non-unionized managers:

“Unfortunately, our state is mired in a vicious circle that’s fueled by people at the capitol whose baseline position is to give state employee unions everything they want. That attitude has contributed to a structural gulf between non-union managers and the unionized employees that serve under them and, given the pay imbalance

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House Republican Leader Candelora Condemns Senate Democrats’ Statement on Republican Effort to Develop Solutions on Juvenile Crime Issues

Posted on July 7, 2021


HARTFORD—House Republican Leader Vincent Candelora released the following statement today in response to a statement issued Senator Martin Looney and Senate Democrats:

“Achieving meaningful, balanced reform to our juvenile justice system is a mission that will require conversation and input from leaders of all four legislative caucuses. I think Connecticut residents—particularly victims of crime—will find it as frustrating as I do that Senate Democrats and Senator Martin Looney lobbed a bizarre display

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House Republicans Say Gov. Lamont Should Detail Plan for Providing Guidance on Marijuana Legalization

Posted on June 30, 2021


HARTFORD — House Republicans on Wednesday said Gov. Lamont must provide a timeline for when his administration will issue guidance to varied public and private sector interests affected by the legislature’s slapdash legalization of marijuana, faulting the governor and Democrats for ignoring the immediate ramifications of their controversial policy change.

“Given that this bill was written in secret by the Governor’s office and Democratic legislators, they are the only ones who have the level of understanding

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House Republican Leader Candelora Statement on Enactment of State Budget

Posted on June 23, 2021


HARTFORD — House Republican Leader Vincent Candelora today issued the following statement in response to Gov. Lamont adding his signature to the budget bill adopted by the General Assembly:

“The fact that Connecticut has a compromise budget without new income or property tax increases pushed by many Democrats is good news considering the remarkable level of partisanship we experienced during the session through the combination of their General Assembly majority and a governor’s administration that

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Candelora Applauds Expansion of CRISIS Pilot Program

Posted on June 22, 2021


HARTFORD — House Republican Leader Vincent Candelora this week is applauding the expansion of a pilot program that sees law enforcement collaborate with mental health and addiction services professionals as well as community-based partners to provide in-crisis individuals with treatment options.

The expansion of Connection to Recovery through Intervention, Support and Initiating Services Initiative (CRISIS) was a priority for House Republicans in the 2021 legislative session and during the 2020 session,

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House GOP Leader Candelora Statement on Signing of Cannabis Legislation

Posted on June 22, 2021


HARTFORD — House Republican Leader Vincent Candelora on Tuesday issued the following statement in response to Governor Lamont signing legislation that legalizes and commercializes marijuana in Connecticut:

“I remain steadfast in my belief that this is a bad policy decision for the State of Connecticut and its residents, and young people particularly. And I’m disappointed, but not altogether surprised, that during the Democrats’ gleeful remarks about this ‘momentous’ decision to legalize and commercialize

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Candelora, House Republicans Offer to Direct Money to Organizations that Serve At-Risk Veterans

Posted on June 8, 2021


HARTFORD – House Republican Leader Vincent Candelora on Tuesday offered a proposal to direct $16.7 million in state funds toward organizations whose aim is to assist veterans secure housing and critical wraparound services.

“That there are any men or women who served our nation in uniform struggling with basic necessities is a problem that should give everyone pause, and if there were ever a year to devote more financial resources to these individuals in need—this was it,” Candelora said.

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House Republican Leader Candelora Statement on Constitutionality of the Connecticut Equitable Investment Fund

Posted on June 8, 2021


House Republican Leader Vincent Candelora on Monday released the following statement regarding Attorney General Tong’s formal opinion regarding the proposed Connecticut Equity Investment Fund, an element of H.B. 6443 that was advanced by the Finance Committee in April.

“From the moment it was pitched it was abundantly clear to House Republicans that the Connecticut Equitable Investment Fund was a concept that deserved intense scrutiny, and it’s a no surprise that Attorney General Tong shares our

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House Republicans Concerned About Impact of Controversial “Fair Work Week” Legislation, Request information from DOL

Posted on June 2, 2021


HARTFORD—House Republicans on Wednesday again questioned the logic of installing another mandate on businesses, particularly one that would affect the state’s struggling hospitality industry, and they’ve asked the state’s Department of Labor for specifics on how it interprets the scope of the “Fair Work Week Schedule” legislation from Democrats.

“The enormity of challenges faced by businesses over the last year should have caused the majority party to soften its infamous anti-employer posture, but

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Candelora Discusses Gov’s Signing Bonuses on Fox & Friends First

Posted on May 20, 2021


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