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

Posted on September 1, 2020 by admin


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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

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Statement from House Republican Leader Klarides on “Police Accountability” Legislation

Posted on July 29, 2020 by admin


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“Given the disappointing vote in the House on July 24, no one should be surprised by the Senate’s partisan acts on the so-called “police accountability’’ bill today, or Governor Lamont’s promise to sign the legislation. This is happening despite the many concerns shared by stakeholders who rightly worry that the unintended consequences of this legislation will leave our communities less safe, property taxpayers with bigger bills, and police officers fearing that the foundation from which they operate

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House Republican Leaders Call for Eversource Rate Hike Hearing

Posted on July 28, 2020 by admin


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HARTFORD – House Republican Leaders Themis Klarides and Vincent Candelora today called for a public hearing for Eversource to answer questions about the recent spike in monthly utility bills and why costs go up regardless of weather conditions or other factors.

Many consumers have seen a jump in their bills in the last month and are mad, the lawmakers said.

“Connecticut utility costs were already at the highest point in the country and on July 1 the rates went higher. We had a mild winter, people

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