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Statement from House Republican Leader Themis Klarides on the Awarding of a No-Bid Contract to Boston Firm for CT Reopening

Posted on May 14, 2020 by admin


“The lack of transparency and blatant disregard for any public input or comment about critical government functions – the safety and health policies that must guide us in the coming months – is appalling. The people who run the businesses and are the backbone of our economy are the first people we should talk to, not out-of-state consultants who will earn millions telling us how to run our lives.

“And we learned of this development from the Lamont administration just after its chief public health

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Statement from House Republicans on the Consensus Budget Figures Showing Deterioration of State Budget

Posted on April 30, 2020 by admin


HARTFORD – Consensus budget figures released today show Connecticut will have to use its record- setting Rainy Day Fund – the lynch pin of the Republican-driven 2017 budget deal – to ward off the disastrous effects of the Corona virus pandemic on state finances over the next 15 months, House Republicans said. 

The anticipated budget deficit over the next 15 months is expected to be $2.7 billion, more than the $2.5 billion Rainy Day Fund currently on hand.

“The only good news is that, in hindsight,

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House Republican Leaders Call on Lamont to Delay $200 Million in State Employee Raises

Posted on April 29, 2020 by admin


 HARTFORD – House Republicans Leaders today called upon Gov. Lamont to delay nearly $200 million in raises for state employees as Connecticut deals with the deadly virus pandemic that has shredded state revenues and thrown thousands out of work.

The SEBAC agreement calls for pay hikes of $135 million starting July 1, and an additional $60 million for other employees working in higher education. House Republican Leader Themis Klarides and Deputy Leader State Rep. Vincent Candelora wrote to Lamont

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