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Republican Lawmakers Slam Gov. Lamont for Using Public Health Emergency Declaration to Suspend Supervised Absentee Ballot Voting Rules

HARTFORD – Ranking members of the Government Administration and Elections Committee Senator Rob Sampson (R-Wolcott) and State Representative Gale Mastrofrancesco (R-Wolcott), joined by Senate Republican Leader Kevin Kelly (R-Stratford) and House Republican Leader Vincent Candelora (R-North Branford), issued the following statement in response to the Office of the Secretary of the State using powers granted…

Republican Legislative Leaders Renew Calls for Hold Public Hearing at State Capitol on Proposed Health Insurance Rate Increases

HARTFORD – Connecticut Senate and House Republican Leaders are renewing their calls for a public hearing at the state Capitol on the proposed health insurance rate filings for the 2023 individual and small group markets, which include proposed rate increases averaging over 20%. On Monday, Connecticut Republicans wrote to legislative leaders, Governor Lamont, and Insurance…

Kelly, Candelora: CT Democrats Fail to Address Affordability as Diesel Tax Increase, Energy Rate Hikes Take Effect

HARTFORD – Senate Republican Leader Kevin Kelly (R-Stratford) and House Republican Leader Vincent Candelora (R-North Branford) released the following statement in response to CT Democratic legislative leaders and Governor Ned Lamont rejecting the public’s calls for a special session to address affordability in CT, to deliver energy assistance, and to suspend the diesel tax increase…

House, Senate Republican Leaders Fact-Check Democrat Misstatements on GOP Tax Relief Plan

HARTFORD – House Republican Leader Vincent Candelora (R-North Branford) and Senate Republican Leader Kevin Kelly (R-Stratford) released the following statement in response to misstatements made by CT Democratic leaders this week regarding CT Republican calls for further tax relief and assistance: “Over the last few days CT Democratic leaders have rejected our calls for a…

Candelora & Kelly: Let’s make CT more affordable

Connecticut families are struggling. From gas to food to energy, the costs of basic necessities are skyrocketing and people need help. Instead of debating who is at fault for the historic inflation, we must focus on providing relief. Here in Connecticut, we have the power to ease the burdens on working- and middle-class families now.…

As Inflation Surges, CT Republicans Demand Further Relief to Make Connecticut More Affordable

HARTFORD – Today Connecticut Senate and House Republican lawmakers called for a special legislative session focused on making Connecticut more affordable as residents struggle with rising inflation. House Republican Leader Vincent Candelora (R-North Branford) and Senate Republican Leader Kevin Kelly (R-Stratford) and unveiled a package of policies to make Connecticut more affordable for working- and…

Republican Leaders Renew Calls for Immediate Public Hearings on School Construction Following Alarming State Audit

HARTFORD – House Republican Leader Vincent Candelora (R-North Branford), Senate Republican Leader Kevin Kelly (R-Stratford), and Senate Republican Leader Pro Tempore Paul Formica (R-East Lyme) are renewing their calls for immediate legislative public hearings on the state’s school construction financing program, following the release of a state audit that details serious flaws in the state’s…

Candelora, Kelly, Formica Say CT Should Challenge ARPA's Limit's on Tax Reduction

HARTFORD – House Republican Leader Vincent Candelora (R-North Branford),Senate Republican Leader Kevin Kelly (R-Stratford), and Senate Republican Leader Pro Tempore Paul Formica (R-East Lyme) today wrote to Governor Ned Lamont and Attorney General Tong calling for further tax relief and requesting that Connecticut join other states in challenging American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) limitations on…

House, Senate Republicans for Repeal of Truck Tax

HARTFORD—House Republicans on Wednesday again called for the elimination of the highway use tax (HUT) on heavyweight trucks as Democrats say they now want to exempt the agriculture industry from the controversial tax they approved during the 2021 legislative session. “The absurdity of the policy-making strategy from majority Democrats was on full display today as…

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