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House Republicans to Petition for Special Legislative Session to Address Governor’s Executive Orders

Posted on May 28, 2020 by admin


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House Republican Leader Themis Klarides and Deputy Leader Vincent Candelora, on behalf of the House Republican Caucus, today announced they will petition their chamber’s members to conduct a special legislative session this summer to address Gov. Lamont’s executive orders. In order to bring the House into special session, a majority of members must agree, effectively requiring House Democrats to join with Republicans.

“The governor, through two separate emergency declarations, has run the state by

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Klarides Says Lack of Transparency, Loss of Public Trust Doomed Failed Dalio Panel, Reopen CT Committee

Posted on May 19, 2020 by admin


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HARTFORD – The disbanded Dalio education partnership and the abandoned reopen Connecticut committee both failed due to lack of transparency and public trust, House Republican Leader Themis Klarides said today.

Klarides released a statement following the announcement from Gov. Lamont that both initiatives would be abruptly scrapped:

“The Dalio partnership and the reopen Connecticut panel were both established without any public scrutiny or oversight and operated without any transparency. Ultimately,

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House Republicans Call for Greater Transparency and Collaboration from Governor Lamont

Posted on May 15, 2020 by admin


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Members of the House Republican caucus on Friday sent a letter to Governor Lamont to call for greater transparency and collaboration in the state’s continuing response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The letter is below, and you can download a copy here.

 

May 15, 2020

Dear Governor Lamont,

It has been two months since the shutdown of the State Capitol that effectively ended the regular legislative session. However, that did not end our roles as elected representatives. In fact, our members and staff are

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House Republicans’ Statement on the Awarding of a No-Bid Contract to Boston Firm for CT Reopening

Posted on May 14, 2020 by admin


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“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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How would you reopen Connecticut?

Posted on April 30, 2020 by admin


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Governor Lamont launched the Reopen Connecticut Advisory Group to help guide him on how to reopen our state. The panel’s membership (click here) is comprised of medical professionals, some industry leaders, and state-level officials. We want to make sure the ideas of Connecticut residents are contemplated in that process, and you can help us by submitting your thoughts. Click the image below.

House GOP Lawmakers Ask Lamont to Delay $135 Million in Scheduled Pay Raises

Posted on April 28, 2020 by admin


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House Republican leadership on Tuesday wrote to Governor Lamont to ask him to delay $135 million in state employee pay raises that are scheduled to go into effect July 1. Read the letter below, and see the original here

Dear Governor Lamont,

 

We are writing on behalf of members of the House Republican Caucus to request that you exercise your authority under Section 28-9(b)(1) of our General Statutes and defer pay increases that are scheduled to go into effect starting July 1st.

 

We are

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Legislative Leaders Say 2020 Regular Session Won’t Reconvene

Posted on April 21, 2020 by admin


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Republican and Democrat legislative leaders on Tuesday announced that the regular 2020 session will not reconvene before the May 6 constitutional adjournment date. In a joint statement, House Republican Leader Themis Klarides, Senate Minority Leader Len Fasano, Speaker of the House Joe Aresimowicz, Senate President Martin M. Looney, House Majority Leader Matt Ritter, and Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff said,

“The 2020 regular legislative session will adjourn without any further action, and we are

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House Republicans Request Greater Communication on Executive Action

Posted on April 20, 2020 by admin


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House Republicans on Monday wrote to Gov. Lamont, asking not only for greater communication between his administration and the legislature, but also his administration and the general public with regard to the impact of his executive actions in this pandemic. 

View the original letter here.

Dear Governor Lamont,

We are writing to you on behalf of the House Republican Caucus to thank you for your tireless effort in battling the COVID-19 pandemic, but also to convey our concerns about how

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Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)

Posted on April 1, 2020 by admin


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The Paycheck Protection Program is a federal initiative providing forgivable loans. This program is aimed specifically at small businesses with 500 or fewer employees, including nonprofit entities (including churches), veterans’ organizations, tribal concerns, self-employed individuals, sole proprietorships and independent contractors. Businesses with more than 500 employees are eligible in certain industries.

The program has a total funding level of $349 billion and is administered by the US Department

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House Republicans Send COVID-19 Response Letter to Governor

Posted on March 31, 2020 by Greg MacKinnon


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HARTFORD – The House Republican caucus today in a letter to Gov. Lamont offered proposals to provide immediate relief to struggling businesses, idle workers, families and taxpayers coping with the economic consequences of the ongoing health crisis – including breaks on overdue property taxes, for companies facing high unemployment insurance rates and those saddled with student debt.
The proposals could be enacted quickly through executive orders if Lamont chooses to do so and would not require any

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