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Candelora and Kelly Statement on Bipartisan Commission to Study Declarations of Public Health and Civil Preparedness Emergencies

Posted on September 15, 2021 by admin


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HARTFORD—House Republican Leader Vincent Candelora and Senate Republican Leader Kevin Kelly on Wednesday issued the following statement urging Governor Lamont to make his appointment to the Bipartisan Commission to Study Declarations of the Public Health and Civil Preparedness Emergencies:

“Over the last year we’ve been adamant in our concerns that the legislature’s role as a co-equal branch of government has been diminished through the unprecedented level of control the governor has held throughout

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Candelora Receives FOI Award for Efforts Aimed at Government Transparency

Posted on September 14, 2021 by admin


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HARTFORD — The Connecticut Council on Freedom of Information on Tuesday gave its Bice Clemow Award to House Republican Leader Vincent Candelora of North Branford and Speaker of the House Matt Ritter of Hartford. The award, named after a former West Hartord-based newspaper editor who drove implementation of the state’s Freedom of Information laws, was presented jointly to both lawmakers during a luncheon held in Hartford at Elizabeth Park. In his remarks about Candelora’s work, Council President

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House Republicans Raise Alarm Over Unemployment-related Costs, Call for Action to Help Main Street Businesses

Posted on September 9, 2021 by admin


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HARTFORD—House Republicans this week warned that Connecticut’s business community will continue to face considerable challenges in the coming months, raising alarm that employers will soon be responsible for paying 50 percent of the extended unemployment benefits the state provides to out of work residents.

Those extended benefits amount to 13 weeks beyond the standard 26 weeks of unemployment benefits. They are provided when the state’s unemployment rate is at least 6.5 percent for the most recent

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