Posted on June 8, 2021
During this legislative session, we have seen some terrible bills come before us that will ultimately prove to be very costly to the people who call Connecticut home. H.B. No. 6688: An Act Concerning A Highway Use Fee, fits nicely into that category.
A “highway usage fee”, otherwise known as another TAX, would prove extremely costly to all of us. If the bill passes Tuesday, it will be taken up in the Senate prior to midnight on Wednesday.
I encourage you all to contact Connecticut Democrats and give…
Posted on June 5, 2021
HARTFORD – The Connecticut General Assembly (CGA) Conservative Caucus today blasted Democrats for voting to automatically erase hate crimes from the records of convicted felons, weakening the Judicial system and making Connecticut less safe with passage of their “Clean Slate” legislation.
“Democrats have a very one-sided, progressive agenda that runs roughshod over the regular people of our state who need and deserve balanced, reasonable legislation that they are not currently getting,” Rep. Kimberly…
Posted on May 28, 2021
Although the weather forecast certainly doesn’t sound like it is going to anything that resembles the beginning of summer, I hope everyone enjoys their Memorial Day Weekend! There will be plenty of celebrations, gatherings and parades across Connecticut and hopefully you can get out and have a chance to enjoy them. Below, I have included some local Memorial Day events that I will be attending in our district, I invite you to come join us to honor the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice…
Posted on May 21, 2021
It was a very busy week as the House of Representatives was in session Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Finally, one of the most talked about bills over the last several months came before us on Thursday.
The bill, H.B. No. 6107- AN ACT CONCERNING THE REORGANIZATION OF THE ZONING ENABLING ACT AND THE PROMOTION OF MUNICIPAL COMPLIANCE, makes several changes to planning and zoning, changes that your state government has no right making as far as I am concerned.
Unfortunately, this bill passed with…
Posted on May 17, 2021
The House of Representatives was in session last Tuesday and Wednesday and there are a few bills that I wanted to outline for you. I have many concerns about the direction Connecticut is heading and I can assure you, I am working hard to ensure your voice is heard during these very uncertain times.
Last Tuesday night, the House of Representatives again voted to extend the governor’s emergency powers through July 20th. This is combined with a passage which would expand “legislative oversight” regarding…
Posted on April 29, 2021
On Wednesday, Governor Lamont signed a bill eliminating the religious exemption from mandatory school vaccinations that was passed in the House last week and passed by the Senate on Tuesday. This comes after hundreds of Connecticut residents were shut out from having their voices heard during the Public Health Committee Public Hearing in February, a hearing that was capped at 24 hours. We have seen many concerning pieces of legislation moved out of committees that are advancing to the House and the…
Posted on March 29, 2021
We have been receiving several questions on the American Rescue Plan which was passed earlier this month in Washington, D.C. There is no question that many families and businesses are struggling for over a year now due to the fallout from COVID-19.
I wanted to provide you with some information that I hope you will find helpful, we will also keep you updated on how all of this might impact taxpayers as the weeks and months go on. Of course we all know this will come at a very high cost. How fast and…
Posted on February 4, 2021
With the sweeping changes we have seen from past sessions, and unfortunately not being able to conduct our work in person, I wanted to detail some of the most important links that you will need to stay up to date.
I hope that providing these tools that are available, it might make navigating the Connecticut General Assembly online easier for you. There are plenty of resources available to you on the CGA Website, here are some of the more frequently used links to help you stay better connected.
Posted on January 27, 2021
I stand with our Republican Legislative leaders in rejecting the idea of yet another extension of Governor Lamont’s executive powers to April 20th. The House and the Senate are back in a regular session since January 6th, with this being said, we all are very capable of doing the jobs that we were elected to do. If we are indeed doing what is in the best interest for the people of Connecticut, it would be a good time to hold a Public Hearing to get their feedback. The members of the General Assembly…
Posted on January 20, 2021
On Friday, House Republican Leader Vincent Candelora commented on the latest Office of Policy Managements report on consensus revenue estimates. Here is Friday’s press release along with my thoughts on this report.
To view the January 15, 2021 Consensus Revenue Report click here.
STATEMENT FROM HOUSE REPUBLICAN LEADER VINCENT CANDELORA ON CONSENSUS REVENUE ESTIMATES
“While it’s great to see an improvement in revenue figures, it’s not news that should cause any of us to relax. The reality is that…