CT Senate & House Republicans Call for Suspending State Gas Tax Demand CT Delegation Push for Federal Gas Tax Cut

Posted on March 10, 2022


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HARTFORD – Connecticut Senate and House Republicans are calling on state lawmakers to temporarily suspend the state gross receipts tax on gasoline and are demanding that Connecticut’s federal Congressional delegation deliver on a federal gas tax cut proposal to provide immediate relief to Connecticut residents as gas prices surge.

Connecticut Republican lawmakers are proposing to suspend the state’s gross receipts tax on gasoline which has risen to 26.4 cents per gallon in recent weeks. They are

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How to testify: Judiciary Committee hearing on crime-related legislative proposals

Posted on March 10, 2022


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The Judiciary Committee will hold a public hearing on Monday, March 14, 2022 at 10:00 A.M. via Zoom.  The public hearing can be viewed via YouTube Live.  In addition, the public hearing may be recorded and broadcast live on CT-N.com.  Individuals who wish to testify via Zoom must register using the On-line Testimony Registration Form.  Registration will close on Sunday, March 13, 2022 at 3:00 P.M.  Speaker order of approved registrants will be posted on the Judiciary Committee website on Sunday, March

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Candelora, Kelly Comment on Democrats’ “Forum” on the State’s School Construction Program

Posted on March 4, 2022


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HARTFORD – House Republican Leader Vincent Candelora (R-North Branford) and Senate Republican Leader Kevin Kelly (R-Stratford) and responded to the Friday afternoon posting of a joint informational forum on the School Construction Program scheduled for Monday morning. The posting on the Connecticut General Assembly website indicates the forum will be held by the Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee and Education Committee. The state’s school construction financing program is allegedly the subject

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House and Senate Republicans Urge Democrat Leaders to Launch Formal Investigation of Lamont Administration Scandal

Posted on February 24, 2022


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HARTFORD — House and Senate Republicans on Thursday called on their majority party colleagues to invoke the legislature’s broad investigatory power to launch a formal inquiry into the burgeoning school construction bidding scandal involving members of Gov. Lamont’s administration.

“Daily headlines emerging from the capitol are alarming, and there’s little doubt that residents’ trust in state government is being tested as the news media digs deeper into layers of no-bid contracts, the school construction

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House Republicans Unveil Public Safety Proposals for the 2022 Legislative Session

Posted on February 3, 2022


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HARTFORD–House Republicans on Wednesday unveiled their public safety proposals for the 2022 legislative session. They were joined by victims of crime who shared their stories as a means to encourage majority party Democrats to take action on the topic. View the House Republican proposals here, and watch the full news conference below:

Candelora, Cheeseman Respond to Gov. Lamont’s Retroactive Earned Income Tax Enhancement

Posted on December 29, 2021


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HARTFORD—House Republican Leader Vincent Candelora and Rep. Holly Cheeseman, Ranking Member of the Finance Committee, released the following statement today in response to Gov. Lamont’s decision to retroactively enhance the 2020 Connecticut Earned Income Tax Credit:

“This unilateral, retroactive change to tax policy made by Governor Lamont isn’t just political pandering, it’s a slap in the face to the legislature. It’s shameful that the governor has ignored urgent issues such as the dire need for

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Republican Valley Legislators Call on Governor to Honor Promise, Fund Valley Regional Fire School

Posted on December 23, 2021


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In a letter to Governor Lamont on Monday, State Representatives Nicole Klarides-Ditria (R-105), David Labriola (R-131), Ben McGorty (R-122), Cindy Harrison (R-69) and State Senate Republican Leader Kevin Kelly (R-21) and State Senator Eric Berthel (R-32) called on him to honor his campaign promise to provide state funding for the important Valley Regional Fire School.

“The Bond Commission met this week but once again did not include funds for the Valley Regional Fire School which has been continually

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House Republicans Pose Questions on Data Privacy Concerns Over Gov’s Vaccine Passport

Posted on December 17, 2021


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HARTFORD–House Republicans, led by Rep. Vincent Candelora, held a news conference today about Gov. Lamont’s plan to have state government facilitate a vaccine passport program in Connecticut while also urging legislative Democrats to hold the governor accountable by demanding more information about his initiatives.

House Republicans Call for Governor to Stop Implementation of Controversial Truck Tax

Posted on November 17, 2021


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HARTFORD — House Republicans on Wednesday called for Gov. Lamont to stop implementation of the truck tax, contending the confluence of substantial federal infrastructure aid and the controversial revenue policy that will increase costs for businesses and residents should have state lawmakers redefining a path forward on improving our transportation grid.

“From staffing problems to supply chain issues, and rising fuel prices to inflation, Connecticut businesses face a multitude of challenges and will

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Senate and House Republican Leaders Call for Public Hearing on COVID-19 Relief Funds Distribution

Posted on October 21, 2021


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HARTFORD – Senate Republican Leader Kevin Kelly (R-Stratford) and House Republican Leader Vincent Candelora (R-North Branford), joined by fellow Republican leaders, are calling for a legislative public hearing next week on the distribution of federal COVID-19 relief funds, following the allegations of improper and fraudulent use of funds in West Haven.

The CT Republican leaders wrote to the co-chairs of the legislature’s Appropriations Committee to request an immediate public hearing to bring transparency

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