House Republicans Unveil Cannabis Safety Proposals

HARTFORD—House Republicans on Tuesday unveiled caucus proposals aimed at creating a safer environment surrounding the recreational use and retail sale of cannabis. “When it comes to our state’s fledgling cannabis marketplace, the umbrella message emanating from the Governor’s office is, unfortunately, one of shining positivity that in our opinion is at odds with the concerns […]

Senate and House Republicans Offer Plan for Energy Affordability

HARTFORD – Today Senate and House Republican Leaders detailed a comprehensive package of policy proposals to reduce the cost of electric bills and make energy more affordable over the long term. The policies will reduce energy costs for CT families by over $362 million per year, saving the average household over $210 next year. In […]

House Minority Leader Candelora Statement on the Passing of State Rep. Quentin Williams

HARTFORD — House Minority Leader Vincent Candelora on Thursday issued the following statement on behalf of the House Republican caucus in response to the tragic passing of State Representative Quentin Williams: “Our hearts are with the family and friends of State Representative Quentin Williams, and our House Democratic colleagues and staff who today find themselves […]

House Republicans Announce Ranking Member Team for Legislative Committees

HARTFORD — House Republicans on Thursday announced committee Ranking Member assignments for the two-year term that begins when the legislative session kicks off Jan. 4. “I’m blessed to be working with a talented and diverse group of lawmakers whose legislative, professional and community experiences have prepared them to tackle the complex issues that lie ahead,” […]

Candelora, Kelly Renew Calls for Special Session to Cut Gas Tax, Address Home Heating Crisis

HARTFORD — House Republican Leader Vincent Candelora (R-North Branford) and Senate Republican Leader Kevin Kelly (R-Stratford) released the following statement urging lawmakers to call a special session to not only extend the gas tax suspension, but to also provide further relief, including home heating assistance to Connecticut families and stop a new truck tax from […]

Rep. Candelora unanimous choice for House Republican Leader

HARTFORD——Republicans elected to serve in Connecticut’s House of Representatives have selected state Rep. Vincent Candelora to serve a second term as House Minority Leader. Candelora, who last week won re-election to a ninth term serving the 86th House District, was the unanimous choice of more than 50 Republicans who attended a Nov. 10 leadership caucus […]

Ranking Republicans Comment on LIHEAP Amendment, Disappointed Funding Left on Table

HARTFORD – The Ranking Members of the Appropriations, Energy, and Human Services committees proposed an amendment to supplement $79.2 million in expected federal LIHEAP funds to increase total home energy assistance to $191.5 million. The amendment, however, was not entertained by their majority party counterparts. As a result, millions of dollars in potential relief was […]

CT Senate & House Republicans Offer Amendment to Bolster Energy Assistance Slashed by Washington

HARTFORD – Today, Connecticut Senate and House Republican lawmakers will propose and vote on an amendment to Governor Ned Lamont’s Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) allocation plan being voted on today. The Republican lawmakers’ amendment will increase funding for energy assistance and prevent a devastating decrease in benefits for CT’s most vulnerable. In […]

Public Hearing on Home Heating Program Funding

In early June, Republicans raised concerns about the financial pressure residents would experience this fall as they faced the skyrocketing expense of heating their homes. House and Senate Republicans proposed a plan to use some of the state’s significant surplus funds to provide additional home heating assistance to those who would need it. Our plan […]

Kelly, Candelora on Governor's Insufficient Energy Assistance Plan

HARTFORD – Senate Republican Leader Kevin Kelly (R-Stratford) and House Republican Leader Vincent Candelora (R-North Branford) are calling out the Governor’s administration for an insufficient Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) allocation plan which will be discussed at a legislative briefing today. The Governor’s allocation plan anticipates $79 million in federal funds, a decrease […]