Juan Candelaria
At the Capitol:
Legislative Office Building, Room 1804
Hartford, CT 06106-1591
(860) 240-8585 | 1-800-842-8267
Juan.Candelaria@cga.ct.gov
In the District:
28 Arch Street
New Haven, CT 06519

Current News & Issues

July 1, 2014
NEW HAVEN DELEGATION ANNOUNCES SUPPORT FOR PREPARING NEW HAVEN FOR FUTURE STORMS
New Haven will receive $3.3 million in state grants for improvements to multifamily housing, infrastructure and public facilities and for planning purposes in cities and towns affected by Superstorm Sandy. Nearly $32 million was awarded statewide. READ MORE

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June 26, 2014
REP. CANDELARIA TROUBLED BY UCONN TUITION INCREASE
Rep. Candelaria is disappointed at a tuition increase the University of Connecticut Board of Trustees approved as part of their overall budget for next year. “On one end we are encouraging students to pursue higher education and follow their dreams of becoming professionals, and on the other end, we are making it more difficult for them when tuition affordability keeps rising.” READ MORE

March 17, 2014
REP. JUAN CANDELARIA PUSHES CHANGE TO BILINGUAL EDUCATION PROGRAM
Rep. Juan Candelaria is pushing a bill that would increase to 60 months the amount of time a student is allowed to stay in a bilingual program. The current amount of time the program allows is 30 months.

"As a voice for our constituency, it is our duty to ensure that every Connecticut student is given a preeminent education," Candelaria said. "Students learning English in our school system are transitioned within 30 months from a bilingual education program into the regular curriculum, many without linguistic or academic proficiency. It is imperative that we address this important issue if we are to keep claiming education as one of our top priorities, and if we want our students to succeed." READ MORE | VER MAS

January 24, 2014
BLACK AND PUERTO RICAN CAUCUS HEARS PUBLIC’S LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES
Rep. Juan Candelaria, Chairman of the Black and Puerto Rican Caucus (B&PRC), led a hearing with members at the Legislative Office Building to hear ideas and concerns from the public as they identify their legislative priorities for the upcoming 2014 Legislative Session. READ MORE

January 21, 2014
BLACK AND PUERTO RICAN CAUCUS TO HEAR PUBLIC’S LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES
State Representative Juan Candelaria, Chair of the Black and Puerto Rican Caucus (B&PRC), today announced the group will hold an open hearing that will allow members of the public to present their ideas and priorities to lawmakers. READ MORE

August 13, 2013
REP. GONZALEZ AND CANDELARIA PRESENT NHCSL JOHN S. MARTINEZ SCHOLARSHIP AWARD
Minnie Gonzalez and Juan Candelaria joined with representatives from Comcast to present a scholarship award to a young student from New Haven. READ MORE

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