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Audit Raises Concerns Over Administering ITS Security System Within DMV, House Republicans Say

Posted on October 4, 2019 by admin


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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

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Candelora Calls for Tight Control of Telecommuting

Posted on October 3, 2019 by admin


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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,

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The Grocery Tax is Back

Posted on September 12, 2019 by jdooley


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Democrat “Meals Tax” Will Put 7.35% New Tax on Long List of Groceries Never Taxed Before, According to DRS

Candelora, Fasano: “The Democrat budget continues to hurt working and middle class families.”

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

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House Republicans Oppose Payroll Tax Plan from Democrats

Posted on June 1, 2019 by admin


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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,”

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A Letter to Governor Lamont Regarding Tolls

Posted on May 21, 2019 by jencusato


The House Republican Caucus formally delivered the following letter to Governor Lamont’s office with the intent to clearly state our position on tolls in Connecticut and our view of a possible special session for the sake of a vote on tolls.  Our position regarding this matter remains unchanged. Thank you, House Republican Caucus

Connecticut Republican Lawmakers Unveil Long-Term Transportation Improvement Strategy

Posted on May 16, 2019 by admin


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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

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House Republicans Call for Public Hearings on Auditors’ DOL Findings

Posted on April 18, 2019 by admin


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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.

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State Representative Noreen Kokoruda and Madison First Selectman Tom Banisch Joined Girl Scout Troop 60380 in ‘Make Madison Magnificent’

Posted on April 18, 2019 by admin


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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

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House and Senate GOP News Conference, Tolls and Transportation

Posted on March 5, 2019 by admin


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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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Forced School District Regionalization Proposals Draw Concern from Republicans, Residents

Posted on March 1, 2019 by admin


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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,

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