Candelora, Kelly Renew Calls for Special Session to Cut Gas Tax, Address Home Heating Crisis

Posted on November 15, 2022 by admin


HARTFORD — House Republican Leader Vincent Candelora (R-North Branford) and Senate Republican Leader Kevin Kelly (R-Stratford) released the following statement urging lawmakers to call a special session to not only extend the gas tax suspension, but to also provide further relief, including home heating assistance to Connecticut families and stop a new truck tax from taking effect January 1:

“Connecticut Republicans have been pushing to extend gas tax relief since the spring. We need a special session

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Rep. Candelora unanimous choice for House Republican Leader

Posted on November 10, 2022 by admin


HARTFORD——Republicans elected to serve in Connecticut’s House of Representatives have selected state Rep. Vincent Candelora to serve a second term as House Minority Leader.

Candelora, who last week won re-election to a ninth term serving the 86th House District, was the unanimous choice of more than 50 Republicans who attended a Nov. 10 leadership caucus held at the State Capitol.

“I remain humbled by the faith my caucus colleagues have placed in me to lead them in our shared effort to make the state

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Ranking Republicans Comment on LIHEAP Amendment, Disappointed Funding Left on Table

Posted on August 29, 2022 by Admin


HARTFORD – The Ranking Members of the Appropriations, Energy, and Human Services committees proposed an amendment to supplement $79.2 million in expected federal LIHEAP funds to increase total home energy assistance to $191.5 million. The amendment, however, was not entertained by their majority party counterparts. As a result, millions of dollars in potential relief was left on the table.

“The amendment proposed today could have been implemented without the need for further legislative action, providing

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