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House Republicans Unveil 2024 Caucus Proposals Focused on Making CT More Affordable

HARTFORD—House Republicans, in advance of the start of the 2024 legislative session, unveiled proposals Thursday that will maintain the state’s fiscal stability while making Connecticut a more affordable place to live. Among the proposals is a call to amend the State Constitution to protect the “fiscal guardrails” that have allowed the state to build a…

Weir Appointed as House Ranking Member of Labor Committee

HARTFORD — House Republican Leader Vincent Candelora on Thursday announced the appointment of state Rep. Steve Weir (R-Hebron) as House Ranking Member of the legislature’s Labor and Public Employees Committee. “During his short time in the General Assembly, Representative Weir has established himself as a leader capable of analyzing complex topics and the views and…

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

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 grid capacity and reliability to the availability of charging stations and simple freedom of choice.

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

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. …

House, Senate Republicans call for ouster of union official over Hamas comments

HARTFORD—House and Senate Republican Leaders on Tuesday urged legislative Democrats and Governor Lamont to join them in demanding the immediate ouster of SEIU Connecticut State Council Executive Director Kooper Caraway over his public remarks in support of terrorists who are responsible for recent atrocities committed against Israeli citizens. In a letter to the Governor and…

House GOP Leader Candelora Urges PFMLA Board to Put More Money in Workers’ Pockets by Reducing Mandatory Payroll Contribution

HARTFORD—House Republican Leader Vincent Candelora on Wednesday urged the Board of Directors for the CT Paid Family Leave Authority to reduce workers’ mandatory contribution rate so financially-strapped residents can keep more money in their paychecks. The board will hold its monthly meeting Thursday, and at that time, Candelora said, members should reduce the mandatory per-paycheck…

House GOP Leader Candelora Highlights Fallen Officer Fund in Two-Year State Budget

HARTFORD—House Republican Leader Vincent Candelora on Monday highlighted a new, lesser-known provision in the two-year state budget that provides more financial support for the families of law enforcement officers who are killed in the line of duty. The biennium budget signed by Gov. Lamont in June allocated $500,000 in each of fiscal years 2024 and…

House Republicans Propose Election Integrity Reforms in Special Session

HARTFORD—House Republicans on Tuesday introduced several reforms aimed at bolstering security in Connecticut’s absentee ballot voting system including eliminating the use of ballot drop boxes, which were at the heart of recent fraud allegations in the Democrat mayoral primary in Bridgeport. State lawmakers were in Hartford for a special legislative session, set in motion prior…

CT Republican lawmakers: Electric vehicle mandate raises questions, concerns

Urge public to speak out Public awareness campaign planned House Republican leader Vincent Candelora and Senate Republican Leader Kevin Kelly today raised questions and concerns regarding the Lamont administration’s plan to enact new emissions mandates that would require all new passenger vehicle sales to be electric vehicles by 2035. The lawmakers said the mandates, if…

House GOP Leader Candelora appoints Harry Arora to state's Investment Advisory Council

HARTFORD—House Minority Leader Vincent Candelora on Thursday announced his appointment of former General Assembly member Harry Arora to the state’s Investment Advisory Council (IAC), a panel that assists the State Treasurer with investment policies.  Arora, of Greenwich, is a finance professional who served two terms as the state representative from the 151st Assembly District after…

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