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House and Senate GOP News Conference, Tolls and Transportation

Posted on March 5, 2019 by admin


HARTFORD — House and Senate Republicans today held a news conference to tell Connecticut residents that the majority party’s plan to install tolls isn’t the best way to make transportation improvements in a state where residents are under financial pressure due to taxes.

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Forced School District Regionalization Proposals Draw Concern from Republicans, Residents

Posted on March 1, 2019 by admin


HARTFORD—House Republican legislators at a Friday news conference joined Connecticut residents in opposing legislative proposals aimed at forced school regionalization.

The event at the Legislative Office Building preceded an Education Committee public hearing on bills (S.B.457, S.B. 738, S.B. 874) concerning the topic. Republican lawmakers echoed the concerns of parents, educators, school administrators and local officials who descended on the Capitol for the hearing.

“These bills have hit a nerve,

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VIDEO: Rep. Carney Responds to Gov. Lamont’s Budget Proposal

Posted on February 25, 2019 by admin


House GOP Leader Klarides Statement on Contested Elections Committee Result

Posted on February 4, 2019 by admin


House Republican Leader Themis Klarides on Monday issued the following statement following the outcome of an investigation from the Committee on Contested Elections on the 120th District House race, where 76 voters were given incorrect ballots in the contest between incumbent Representative Phil Young and challenger Jim Feehan:

“In talking about elections the words ‘integrity’ and ‘reliability’ came up over and over during the committee’s work, so it’s disappointing that committee Democrats who agreed

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Posted on January 29, 2019 by Connecticut House Republicans


House Republicans Participate in Middlesex Chamber of Commerce Legislative Breakfast

Posted on January 18, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon


CROMWELL – Three House Republicans participated in the Middlesex Chamber of Commerce’s annual legislative breakfast. The legislators, State Reps. Christie Carpino (R-Cromwell), Devin Carney (R-Old Lyme), and Jesse MacLachlan (R-Westbrook) were invited by the chamber to answer general questions about how the legislature can help local businesses and the potential impact of the state budget on the economy.

The discussion covered many topics including the prospect of implementing electronic tolls, tourism

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House Republicans Say Streamlining Pension Tax Deduction Process Will Aid Seniors

Posted on January 17, 2019 by admin


HARTFORD – Seniors will gain relief from having to fill out paperwork on their pensions under a House Republican proposal to get rid of a 2017 law that requires pension administrators to withhold taxes throughout the year, Leader Themis Klarides said today.

Many low-income seniors have previously not had to file tax returns because they fell below the minimum level to do so. Now, even if they do not want to withhold taxes throughout the year they still have to file paperwork and this has created

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Posted on January 8, 2019 by Admin


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House Republican Priorities Fix State Finances Before Expanding Govt

Posted on January 8, 2019 by admin


HARTFORD – House Republicans today challenged Democratic lawmakers to address the state’s continuing fiscal woes and rein in spending before they consider raising taxes on commuters, payrolls, job creators and consumers as a number of leading Democrats have hinted at.

House Republicans said every facet of the state budget must be addressed because of the looming $4 billion deficit Connecticut faces. They said tolls, legalized marijuana, sports betting, hiking the minimum wage and paid family leave

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OPINION: A New Budget Cycle Begins…

Posted on December 3, 2018 by admin


As we prepare for opening day in January, the Fiscal Stability Commission, a group of business leaders charged with recommending budget fixes, and the Office of Fiscal Analysis, a non-partisan agency that provides financial data, presented the budget projects for Connecticut’s future.  Both agree that Connecticut is in very difficult financial shape and has not recovered from the recession of 2008.

While many of the suburbs voted for change, Connecticut has returned one party rule to Hartford.  Because

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