A Letter to Governor Lamont Regarding Tolls

Posted on May 21, 2019

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

Rep. Cummings Reads to First Graders at CCS

Posted on February 13, 2018


State Rep. Stephanie Cummings joined first graders in Barbara Franck’s class at the Children’s Community School to read to the students and discuss her role as a state legislator. Rep. Cummings read the book, “The Book With No Pictures” by B.J. Novak, before reading the kids’ own version of the book which included a page written by each student and put together to create the story.

Rep. Cummings also talked about her role in Hartford and spent time listening to each student’s ideas about laws that...

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Starting an Important Conversation about the Opioid Crisis

Posted on February 13, 2018


I would like to extend my sincere thanks to the more than 70 concerned citizens who came to the Opioid Forum last week. The presenters did an excellent job sharing their insights and experiences in dealing with this challenging issue. Community conversations such as this are incredibly difficult to have, which is all the more reason to have them. Too often when we consider addiction and the opioid crisis, we think of it as an abstraction, the numbers do not seem real and the headlines must be from...

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Rep. Davis Receives Connecticut Farm Bureau Leadership Award

Posted on November 22, 2017


HARTFORD – The Connecticut Farm Bureau presented State Rep. Christopher Davis (R-57) with their 2017 Legislative Leadership Award on Friday, November 17th, for his support and dedication to the Connecticut Agriculture community.

Rep. Davis, the Ranking Member of the Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee, said the Connecticut Agriculture Industry plays a major role in Connecticut’s economy.

“I am proud to represent a community with a number of family-owned farms that are successful,” added Rep....

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Northwest Area Legislators Address Renters Rebate Program

Posted on November 15, 2017


HARTFORD – State Representative Jay Case (R-63) and Brian Ohler (R-64) voted on a provision to add funding the elderly and disabled Renters Rebate Program at the State Capitol on Wednesday afternoon.

Rep. Ohler went on to say, “I am pleased to see the Renters Rebate Program has been reinstated and kept whole. It was disingenuous for the state to withhold this critical piece of funding for our elderly and low income populace without any proper notification.”

The budget compromise that was passed...

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Derby State Lawmakers to Host Coffee Hour

Posted on November 14, 2017


DERBY-The Derby State Legislative Delegation will be hosting a Coffee Hour at the Valley Diner Restaurant on Friday, November 17th, from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. 


The lawmakers will be discussing the recently passed bipartisan state budget and issues impacting the state. 

For more information or to contact the Delegation, please visit cthousegop.comctsenaterepublicans.com or www.housedems.ct.gov

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Stuff a Humvee to Help Local Veterans

Posted on October 19, 2017


State Representative Stephanie Cummings (R-74), in conjunction with Veterans Count Connecticut, Waterbury Veteran’s Memorial Committee and Stop and Shop Supermarkets, and with assistance from the Connecticut Military Department , is hosting a “Stuff a Humvee” event to collect needed items and money to assist local veterans in need.

Stop and Shop will have collection boxes at all three Waterbury locations – Waterbury Plaza, 240 Chase Ave., Naugatuck Valley Shopping Center, 920 Wolcott St., and 410...

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Rep. Hall Statement on Potential Downgrade of Enfield Credit Rating

Posted on October 17, 2017


EnfieldRepresentative Carol Hall (R-59) responded to news that Enfield might face a credit downgrade from Moody’s Investor Service as a result of the ongoing state budget crisis.

In a report by Moody’s Investor Service, Moody’s said they would look closely at the “ongoing vulnerability to changes in state funding and individual local governments’ long term capacity to make up for possible declines in state support with local resources.”

“I am very disappointed to hear about the potential downgrade...

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Rep. Lavielle Named Environmental Champion for Sixth Straight Year

Posted on October 16, 2017


HARTFORD – State Representative Gail Lavielle (R-143) has been named an Environmental Champion by the Connecticut League of Conservation Voters (CTLCV) for the sixth consecutive year.  Of the 16 legislators to receive the recognition this year, she was commended for her leadership on issues related to electric vehicles and bottle recycling during the 2017 legislative session.

The Connecticut League of Conservation Voters is a bipartisan, statewide, nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting...

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Connecticut Retail Merchants Association Names Candelora Legislator of the Year

Posted on October 5, 2017


HARTFORD— State Rep. Vincent Candelora, has been named Legislator of the Year by the Connecticut Retail Merchants Association (CRMA) for his commitment to understanding the issues of retail merchants and for advocating tirelessly on their behalf in the legislature.

Candelora, the House Republican Deputy Leader, was honored by CRMA at the 18th Annual Awards Luncheon on Oct. 4 in Hartford.

CRMA President Tim Phelan said, “Candelora is not only a great legislator, he is a great friend of the retail...

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