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No Time to Spike the Football: Candelora on Juvenile Crime Legislation

Posted on April 29, 2022

HARTFORD — The House of Representatives on Thursday night passed compromise legislation aimed at curbing juvenile crime. Watch House Republican Leader Vincent Candelora’s comments below, and check out the bill status page here.


Broad Tax Relief Needed: Rep. Candelora Segment on CT Public Radio

Posted on April 25, 2022

HARTFORD — House Republican Leader Vincent Candelora was a guest today on CT Public Radio’s Where We Live, discussing the state budget and providing Connecticut residents with broad tax relief. Check out parts of the segment here:


House and Senate Republicans Unveil $1.2 Billion Tax Relief Plan for Working- and Middle-Class Families

Posted on April 21, 2022

HARTFORD – Connecticut House and Senate Republicans today unveiled a $1.2 billion tax relief package to help Connecticut’s working- and middle-class families.

The proposal reduces the state income tax for low- and middle-income families and individuals, reduces the state sales tax and eliminates the meals tax, extends the gas tax suspension, cuts the tax on diesel, expands property tax relief, eliminates the state’s new truck tax, accelerates the elimination of the income tax on pension and annuities,

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Republican Leaders Renew Calls for Immediate Public Hearings on School Construction Following Alarming State Audit

Posted on April 8, 2022

HARTFORD – House Republican Leader Vincent Candelora (R-North Branford), Senate Republican Leader Kevin Kelly (R-Stratford), and Senate Republican Leader Pro Tempore Paul Formica (R-East Lyme) are renewing their calls for immediate legislative public hearings on the state’s school construction financing program, following the release of a state audit that details serious flaws in the state’s oversight of school construction financing program, which is allegedly the subject of a federal investigation.

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Lane Closures Expected Weekend of April 8-10: Milling and Paving in Guilford, Branford, more…

Posted on April 5, 2022

The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) is announcing the start of milling and paving work in Guilford, Branford, and Fairfield. The project will consist of fine milling and ultra-thin bonded polymer-modified asphalt paving at the following locations:

  • Guilford, I-95 northbound and southbound
  • Branford, U.S. Route 1 from Route 139 (North Branford Road) to Route 22 (Notch Hill Road)
  • Fairfield, Route 135 from Route 1 (Post Road) to Route 58 (Black Rock Turnpike)

The project will also include

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House, Senate Republicans for Repeal of Truck Tax

Posted on March 23, 2022

HARTFORD—House Republicans on Wednesday again called for the elimination of the highway use tax (HUT) on heavyweight trucks as Democrats say they now want to exempt the agriculture industry from the controversial tax they approved during the 2021 legislative session.

“The absurdity of the policy-making strategy from majority Democrats was on full display today as they stood alongside the Connecticut Farm Bureau to talk about the need to provide that sector with relief from a tax their party voted

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CT Senate & House Republicans Call for Suspending State Gas Tax Demand CT Delegation Push for Federal Gas Tax Cut

Posted on March 10, 2022

HARTFORD – Connecticut Senate and House Republicans are calling on state lawmakers to temporarily suspend the state gross receipts tax on gasoline and are demanding that Connecticut’s federal Congressional delegation deliver on a federal gas tax cut proposal to provide immediate relief to Connecticut residents as gas prices surge.

Connecticut Republican lawmakers are proposing to suspend the state’s gross receipts tax on gasoline which has risen to 26.4 cents per gallon in recent weeks. They are

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Candelora Receives “Legislative Champion” Award on Oral Health Issues

Posted on March 7, 2022

HARTFORD—House Republican Leader Vincent Candelora has been named a “Legislative Champion” by the Connecticut Oral Health Initiative Inc. (COHI) for his efforts to extend dental coverage to children, stepchildren and dependents up to 26-years-old through family plans. Candelora received the award at the capitol recently from Pareesa Charmchi Goodwin, executive director of COHI. Candelora, state representative for the 86th District, serves residents of North Branford, Guilford, Durham and Wallingford.

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House and Senate Republicans Urge Democrat Leaders to Launch Formal Investigation of Lamont Administration Scandal

Posted on February 24, 2022

HARTFORD — House and Senate Republicans on Thursday called on their majority party colleagues to invoke the legislature’s broad investigatory power to launch a formal inquiry into the burgeoning school construction bidding scandal involving members of Gov. Lamont’s administration.

“Daily headlines emerging from the capitol are alarming, and there’s little doubt that residents’ trust in state government is being tested as the news media digs deeper into layers of no-bid contracts, the school construction

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Candelora, House Republicans Discuss Need for Transparency in School Construction Bidding Controversy

Posted on February 16, 2022

HARTFORD–House Republican Leader Vincent Candelora, with House Republicans, unveiled components of their 2022 legislative initiatives today and also discussed the need for transparency in the school construction bidding process controversy tied to the governor’s administration. Watch below: