Posted on October 4, 2019 by admin
HARTFORD – The audit of the Connecticut Integrated Vehicle and Licensing System, CIVLS, within the Department of Motor Vehicles today revealed ongoing problems of administering the information technology system, and renewed questions about addressing longstanding and troubling problems that have plagued the agency over recent years, State Rep. Laura Devlin of Fairfield, the Ranking House Member on the Transportation Committee, said.
The auditors highlighted 19 areas of concern. Another 14 involving…
Posted on October 3, 2019 by admin
HARTFORD—Deputy House Republican Leader Vincent Candelora on Thursday said state agencies must strictly monitor employees who telecommute while also enforcing program guidelines, and if an agency is unable to do so its telecommuting program must be suspended until proper controls are put in place.
Candelora, state representative for 86th District, reacted to a state auditors’ report on Charter Oak State College that includes concerns about telecommuting arrangements.
“Telecommuting is a nice idea,…
Posted on September 12, 2019 by jdooley
HARTFORD – Today Senate and House Republican lawmakers held a press conference regarding newly released details on the “meals tax” included in the Democrat state budget set to go into effect October 1, 2019.
According to a Department of Revenue Services policy statement issued this week, the Democrat-approved…
Posted on June 1, 2019 by admin
HARTFORD—House Republicans late Friday voted against a mandatory payroll tax from Democrats and slammed majority party lawmakers desperate to appease their progressive base by installing a new government-run paid family and medical leave program before the legislative session ends next week.
“Connecticut is among the most expensive places to live, it’s one of the most expensive and difficult places in the nation to run a business—stone cold facts that people who voted ‘yes’ tonight blatantly ignored,”…
Posted on May 21, 2019 by jencusato
Posted on May 16, 2019 by admin
HARTFORD – Today, Connecticut Republican lawmakers unveiled a five step transportation improvement strategy to fix our roads, bridges and rail, spark economic development, grow jobs and improve quality of life for every resident.
Republicans offered the proposal as a way to fund transportation over the long term.
“We all agree that Connecticut cannot wait to fix our transportation system any longer. No one has advocated for immediate action more vehemently than Republicans, but we don’t believe tolls…
Posted on April 18, 2019 by admin
HARTFORD — House Republicans on Thursday afternoon called for public hearings in response to a report issued by the state’s Auditors of Public Accounts uncovering serious issues inside the Department of Labor, including untimely investigations into workplace violence within the department itself and widespread failures in critical administrative controls.
Posted on April 18, 2019 by admin
Madison Girl Scout Troop 60380 members Claire Harriman, Eva Rose, Samantha Sweet, Caroline Farmer, Chloe Monaghan, and Gracie Monaghan (Not pictured above): Vivi Gallo, Sofia Rastelli, Lily Vedrani and (back row) State Representative Noreen Kokoruda (R-101) and Madison First Selectman Tom Banisch all met on April 16, 2019 to clean up Academy Street in Madison. Troop 60380 arranged the ‘Make Madison Magnificent’ event to educate people…
Posted on March 5, 2019 by admin
HARTFORD — House and Senate Republicans today held a news conference to tell Connecticut residents that the majority party’s plan to install tolls isn’t the best way to make transportation improvements in a state where residents are under financial pressure due to taxes.
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Posted on March 1, 2019 by admin
HARTFORD—House Republican legislators at a Friday news conference joined Connecticut residents in opposing legislative proposals aimed at forced school regionalization.
The event at the Legislative Office Building preceded an Education Committee public hearing on bills (S.B.457, S.B. 738, S.B. 874) concerning the topic. Republican lawmakers echoed the concerns of parents, educators, school administrators and local officials who descended on the Capitol for the hearing.
“These bills have hit a nerve,…