“The CT General Assembly must have a voice.”

March 4, 2021


From the CT Mirror:

The General Assembly is reasserting itself — just as Washington is poised to send more than $4 billion in new aid to Connecticut.

With a bill emphasizing its authority to appropriate discretionary federal COVID-19 relief, the budget-writing Appropriations Committee signaled the governor that legislators will play a significant role in deciding how this money is spent.

“It took the Democrats a little bit longer, but I’m pleased they’re finally joining Republicans in the cry to assert ourselves as a co-equal branch of government, and I think this bill will have broad support,” said House Minority Leader Vincent J. Candelora of North Branford.

The General Assembly is a separate but equal branch of government and therefore must have a voice in what’s going on,” said Senate Minority Leader Kevin Kelly, R-Stratford.