Visit the state's COVID-19 portal for up-to-date information! Click Here...

House Republicans Choose Candelora as Next Caucus Leader

Posted on November 6, 2020 by admin


Facebooktwitterredditmail

HARTFORD — Members of the legislature’s House Republican caucus on Thursday evening were unanimous in choosing state Rep. Vincent Candelora as the next House Republican Leader.

Candelora, 50, of North Branford, assumes the leadership position in early January when members of the General Assembly begin their new two-year terms.

“To be selected for this role by my peers is a tremendous honor, and I look forward to leading our collective effort to get Connecticut pointed in the right direction—to stabilize

Read More

House Republicans Say Secretary of the State Failed on Absentee Ballot Initiative

Posted on October 29, 2020 by admin


Facebooktwitterredditmail

HARTFORD – The Secretary of the State’s office failed to clarify how absentee ballots should be tabulated under a recently approved statute, prompting the governor to issue a last-minute executive order today that will pave the way for towns and cities to begin the certification process for absentee ballots tomorrow, House Republican Leader Themis Klarides said today.

Klarides said she welcomed any effort by the state to ensure the validation of Connecticut’s elections and instill confidence in the

Read More

House Republicans Challenge Governor on Executive Powers

Posted on September 3, 2020 by Devin Keehner


Facebooktwitterredditmail

HARTOFRD – House Republicans, at a Capitol press conference today, challenged Gov. Lamont’s authority to singlehandedly determine how Connecticut emerges from the pandemic, saying a legislative committee should vote on his efforts to extend his sweeping executive orders beyond their Sept. 9 expiration date.

Republicans said the state Constitutional safeguards that guarantee separate but equal branches of government are at stake. The orders would affect virtually all aspects of public life. Republicans

Read More

House & Senate Republican Leaders Issue Letter to Top Democrats Over Executive Powers

Posted on September 1, 2020 by admin


Facebooktwitterredditmail

HARTFORD — House Republican Leader Themis Klarides and Senate Republican Leader Len Fasano on Tuesday called on leading Democrats to reject the full extension of Governor Lamont’s emergency powers that come without checks and balances. The legislature’s leading Republicans wrote to their majority party counterparts as well as Democrats who lead the legislature’s Public Health Committee. Read the letter here or below.

 

Dear Senator Looney, Speaker Aresimowicz, Senator Duff, Representative Ritter,

Read More

House Republican Leader Themis Klarides’ Statement on Gov. Lamont’s Executive Orders

Posted on September 1, 2020 by admin


Facebooktwitterredditmail

HARTFORD – House Republican Leader Themis Klarides today issued the following statement regarding the Governor’s issuance of the continuance of Executive Orders until Feb. 9:

“The legislature agreed on the onset of the COVID-19 virus last March to grant the governor executive authority over the day-to-day, and emergency operations of the state of Connecticut that he would not otherwise have had under our Constitution and General Statutes, given that the Capitol had to be effectively shut down. We

Read More

Electricity Rate Increases Addressed, Energy Committee Informational Forum Upcoming

Posted on August 24, 2020 by Admin


Facebooktwitterredditmail

Hartford – The Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) held a public hearing today in order to investigate if Eversource had over collected revenue from its customers. Several members of the House Republican caucus participated in the hearing by offering testimony on the issue against the approved rate increases. At the end of June, PURA had approved a rate increase that impacted customers during an unusually hot summer in the midst of a pandemic.

Opening statements were made by Penni Connor

Read More

House Republicans Question Conclusions of Interim Nursing Home Report

Posted on August 18, 2020 by admin


Facebooktwitterredditmail

HARTFORD – Saying they questioned some of the conclusions reached in an interim report on nursing home Covid-19 cases, House Republicans today called for a greater in-depth analysis of how the virus spread so fast through the facilities this spring and summer.

“I’m not sure how comprehensive the study was given some of the conclusions that we heard today,” House Republican Leader Themis Klarides said after a morning briefing. “The consultant offered some pretty basic findings that seem fairly obvious.”

Read More

Energy & Technology Committee to Hold Virtual Informational Forum on Tropical Storm Response

Posted on August 18, 2020 by Admin


Facebooktwitterredditmail

The Legislature’s Energy and Technology Committee will hold a virtual Informational Forum on Tropical Storm Isaias response and electric utility rate increases with invited speakers on Thursday, August 27, 2020 at 10:30 A.M. via zoom. This is in addition to the Monday, August 24 PURA regulatory hearing to investigate rate increases.

For interested residents you will be able to access the livestream of the virtual Informational Forum by visiting www.CT-N.com.

The Energy Committee is requesting that

Read More

House Republicans Cite SOTS Merrill for Bungling Absentee Balloting for Tuesday Primary

Posted on August 10, 2020 by admin


Facebooktwitterredditmail

HARTFORD – House Republicans leaders today said Secretary of the State Denise Merrill has so mangled the absentee balloting process for Tuesday’s primary that election officials will have to extend vote counting until at least Thursday, otherwise thousands of people will become disenfranchised.

“It is unfortunate that we have gotten to this place but the process has been so badly planned and handled by the Secretary of the State that we are left with no choice but to extend the counting at least

Read More

Storm Isaias Response Resources

Posted on August 6, 2020 by Admin


Facebooktwitterredditmail

How to Report and Review the Status of an Outage

Reminders to Safely Use Generators During Power Outages

A generator can be a great backup plan if the power goes out, but it must be used safely. Taking the proper precautions can help protect you, your family, your neighbors and our crews working to restore power.

Proper use tips: