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Candelora (Hearst) OpEd: Connecticut’s Recovering Restaurant Industry Needs Support, Not More Government Roadblocks

Posted on December 9, 2023

The indelible nature of the American Dream was on display earlier this week, when some 1,400 hospitality professionals from throughout the state gathered for a celebration of entrepreneurship, ingenuity, and grit that characterizes an industry that has faced its share of challenges over the last few years.

It was the Connecticut Restaurant Association’s marquee awards ceremony, which saw restauranteurs and workers take honors for their craft and dedication to an industry that accounts for roughly


House GOP Leader Candelora responds to withdrawal of gas-powered vehicle ban

Posted on November 28, 2023

HARTFORD—House Republican Leader Vincent Candelora today issued the following statement in response to news that Governor Lamont will withdraw proposed regulations that phase out sales of new gas-powered vehicles:

“The Governor’s decision to pull proposed regulations banning the sales of new gas-powered vehicles is a prudent move considering the growing revolt from a diverse chorus of stakeholders with concerns ranging from electric


CT GOP lawmakers: “Pump the brakes” on proposed ban  on gas-powered vehicle sales 

Posted on November 17, 2023

Key committee vote to be held on Nov. 28

CT farmers, fuel distributors and truckers speak out vs. adoption of regulations

In advance of a key legislative committee vote on Nov. 28, House Republican Leader Vincent Candelora and Senate Republican Leader Kevin Kelly today urged Democrats to “pump the brakes” on the Lamont administration’s proposal to ban the sales of new gas-powered vehicles by 2035 and send the proposed regulations back to the full legislature for more deliberation.

The lawmakers