House GOP Leader Discusses Crime in Connecticut

Posted on August 25, 2023

House Republican Leader Vincent Candelora was a guest on Talk of the Town, hosted by Gary Byron, and talked about Connecticut’s problems with crime on the heels of controversy tied to a controversial flyer issued by the Yale University police union.


Mill and Fill Resurfacing Project: I-95 Southbound in Branford

Posted on August 8, 2023

The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) is announcing that a mill and fill resurfacing project will be performed on Interstate 95 southbound from the Guilford/Branford town line to exit 54 (Cedar Street) starting on Tuesday, Sept. 5 through Monday, Sept. 25.

No work will be performed from 6:00 a.m. Friday, Sept. 1, until 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 5, due to the Labor Day Holiday.

This project is included in CTDOT’s 2023 Vendor Resurfacing Program.

Motorists can expect


Prohibiting the sale of new gas-powered vehicles, have your say

Posted on August 4, 2023

🚨 Major regulatory change that affects you 🚨

The state’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is accepting written comments on two sets or proposed regulations, one that would ban the sales of new gas-powered passenger cars in just 12 years’ time and another that would gradually prohibit the sale of new gas-powered trucks that are used to ship goods and provide essential services.

I have significant concerns about the impact of these proposed bans supported by the legislature’s


DOL Reports High Unemployment Fraud, Offers Tips to Help

Posted on July 20, 2023

Right now, Connecticut, like several other states, is grappling with an increase in fraudulent unemployment applications. I’ve had first-hand experience with this problem, and I have heard from several individuals recently who have expressed concern about the issue. I’m tracking this problem closely, and I’ve been in touch with the commissioner of our state’s Department of Labor (CTDOL).

We know there was a spike in unemployment claims submitted using stolen identities across the country during the


2023 Major Public Acts Report

Posted on June 30, 2023

The 2023 Major Public Acts report, prepared by the state’s nonpartisan Office of Legislative Research, highlight some of the topics tackled during the recent legislative session. Click below to read or download the document, and click here for a routinely-updated list of all acts passed.


Candelora Talks Budget, More on “Face the Facts”

Posted on June 26, 2023

House Republican Leader Vincent Candelora was a guest on NBC 30’s Face the Facts, hosted by Mike Hydeck, to talk about the state budget and more. Check out it below:


Candelora and Cohen Applaud Anticipated State Funding for New BHcare Facility

Posted on June 23, 2023

HARTFORD—House Minority Leader Vincent Candelora and Sen. Christine Cohen on Friday led praise from state lawmakers who are applauding an expected $5 million allocation from the State Bond Commission next week to help BHcare, Inc. centralize many of its services for adults and children under one roof at a new facility in North Branford.

“This is great news for BHcare, which offers a spectrum of critical services that produce positive outcomes for both adults and children, and I’m appreciative of


Candelora Supports Historic Middle-Class Tax Cut

Posted on June 6, 2023

HARTFORD—House Minority Leader Vincent Candelora on Tuesday voted for a bipartisan budget that includes an income tax cut for Connecticut’s working and middle class, capping a yearlong effort by Republicans to deliver overdue structural tax relief in one of the nation’s most expensive places to live.

“For more than a decade, middle class residents have been targeted with taxes and fees that have pushed them toward the brink of affordability. That’s why this budget is so important—by offering the


Candelora Promotes Benefits of Camp in Bipartisan Camp Advocacy Event

Posted on June 2, 2023

HARTFORD — Representative Pat Boyd, House Minority Leader Vincent Candelora, Senator Norm Needleman, and Senator Lisa Seminara held a Youth Camp Advocacy Day press conference on Friday. During Youth Camp Advocacy Day, attendees learn the importance of ensuring that summer camps continue to be a valuable resource for children and families across the state.

“Camp is not just a place to create memories; it’s where young people learn valuable life skills, build confidence, and form lifelong friendships,”


Candelora Supports Sweeping Bipartisan Legislation to Help IDD Population

Posted on May 30, 2023

HARTFORD—House Republican Leader Vincent Candelora on Tuesday voted for far-reaching legislation aimed at bolstering support services for Connecticut residents with intellectual or developmental disabilities (IDD), kickstarting an effort to reduce, if not eliminate, waitlists for programs and housing.

The legislation, H.B. 5001, which passed through the House of Representatives unanimously in a 148 to 0 vote, crucially opens the lines of communication between parents and caregivers, school officials