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Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont

State Capitol, 210 Capitol Avenue
860-566-4840

About Governor Ned Lamont

Lamont got involved in public service shortly after college, founding a weekly newspaper in a town hit by the loss of its largest employer. Covering town meetings and the Board of Selectmen, he helped to bring voice and transparency to a community working to recover from job losses and reinvent itself. Later, as a member of both the Greenwich Board of Selectmen and the Board of Estimate and Taxation, Lamont worked in a bipartisan effort to safeguard a multimillion-dollar budget and deliver results for constituents. For four years, Lamont also served as Chairman of the State Investment Advisory Council, overseeing a multibillion-dollar state pension fund.

Lamont started his own company, taking on the large and established giants of the telecom industry. Under his vision and stewardship, the company grew to serve over 400 of America's largest college campuses and 1 million college students across the nation.

As a volunteer teacher, Lamont sought to give back to his community by volunteering at Harding High School in Bridgeport. In an effort to spark entrepreneurship, Lamont taught students about the inner-workings of small businesses, bringing in local businesspeople to share their own experiences, and helping to place students in local internships. Lamont is on the faculty of Central Connecticut State University as an adjunct professor of political science and philosophy, where he also helped to found a popular business start-up competition. In early 2009, he helped lead an initiative to bring together Connecticut leaders from across the business, nonprofit, and labor sectors to unite in a strategy to create new jobs in the state.

As a candidate for United States Senate in 2006, he stood up for his convictions and challenged the political establishment. Taking on long-time incumbent Joe Lieberman for the Democratic nomination for United States Senate, Lamont campaigned on the platform that wars in the Middle East were draining resources and attention that could be better focused on pressing domestic issues like the economy, education, and healthcare. As a private citizen, he fought for the issues in which he believes, serving on the boards of Mercy Corps and the Conservation Services Group, non-profits which seek to make a difference in the humanitarian and renewable energy fields, respectively.

Lamont was born on January 3, 1954, in Washington, D.C. to Camille Helene and Edward Miner Lamont. The eldest of three children, he attended Phillips Exeter Academy, and served as president of the student newspaper, The Exonian. After graduating Phillips Exeter in 1972, he earned a Bachelor of Arts in sociology from Harvard College in 1976 and a Master of Business Administration from the Yale School of Management in 1980.

Lamont married his wife Annie on September 10, 1983. They have three children: Emily, Lindsay, and Teddy.

Recent News

Governor Lamont Announces the Municipal Redevelopment Authority To Hold Inaugural Meeting on Thursday

HARTFORD, CT - Governor Ned Lamont today announced that the board of directors of the Connecticut Municipal Redevelopment Authority (MRDA) will hold its inaugural meeting on Thursday, July 11, 2024, at 11:00 a.m. in the Old Appropriations Room of…

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Governor Lamont Announces Connecticut Receives $38.9 Million Federal Grant to Aid in the Conversion of CTfastrak to an All-Electric Bus Fleet

HARTFORD, CT - Governor Ned Lamont and Connecticut Transportation Commissioner Garrett Eucalitto today announced that the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) is receiving a $38.9 million competitive grant from the Federal Transit…

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Governor Lamont Activates Extreme Hot Weather Protocol Through Wednesday Afternoon

Cooling Centers Are Available and Can be Located by Calling 2-1-1 or Visiting 211ct.org HARTFORD, CT - Governor Ned Lamont today announced that due to a weather forecast indicating that Connecticut will experience very hot and humid…

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Governor Lamont Directs Flags To Half-Staff in Honor of Connecticut Department of Transportation Employee Andrew DiDomenico

HARTFORD, CT - Governor Ned Lamont today announced that he is directing U.S. and state flags in Connecticut lowered to half-staff effective at sunrise on Friday, July 5, 2024, and remaining lowered until sunset on Saturday, July 6, 2024, in honor of…

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Governor Lamont Appoints Matthew Brokman as Chief of Staff

HARTFORD, CT - Governor Ned Lamont today announced that he is appointing Matthew Brokman to serve as chief of staff in the Office of the Governor. Brokman will succeed Jonathan Dach in the position. Dach, who worked on Governor Lamont’s…

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Governor Lamont and Lt. Governor Bysiewicz Statements on the Death of Connecticut Department of Transportation Employee Andrew DiDomenico

HARTFORD, CT - Governor Ned Lamont and Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz released the following statements regarding the death of Connecticut Department of Transportation employee Andrew DiDomenico, 26, who was killed today while working on the Wharton…

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Governor Lamont and Serve Connecticut Encourage Educators To Participate in Training Program on Youth Service-Learning

Two Half-Day Virtual Training Programs Will Be Held on Monday, July 22, and Wednesday, July 24 From 1PM to 5PM HARTFORD, CT - Governor Ned Lamont and the Connecticut Commission on Community Service, also known as Serve Connecticut, are…

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Governor Lamont and Commissioner Russell-Tucker Announce Recipients of Summer Mental Health Grants for Schools and Camps

Two-Year Grants Cover Costs Incurred Through Summer 2025 HARTFORD, CT - Governor Ned Lamont and Education Commissioner Charlene Russell-Tucker today announced the release of more than $2 million in grants for 36 school districts and summer camp…

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Governor Lamont Launches 2024 Summer Reading Challenge for K-12 Students

Winners of the 2023 Summer Reading Challenge Recognized HARTFORD, CT - Governor Ned Lamont, Connecticut Education Commissioner Charlene Russell-Tucker, and Connecticut State Librarian Deborah Schander today announced the launch of the 2024…

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Governor Lamont, Senate President Looney, Speaker Ritter Announce Agreement on Special Session Agenda

HARTFORD, CT - Governor Ned Lamont, Senate President Pro Tempore Martin M. Looney, and Speaker of the House Matt Ritter today announced that they have reached an agreement for the Connecticut General Assembly to meet in special session next week to…

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Governor Lamont Announces State Grants to Remediate 22 Blighted Properties and Put Them Back Into Productive Use To Grow Jobs and Housing

HARTFORD, CT - Governor Ned Lamont today announced that he has approved a series of state grants totaling $26.3 million that will be used to support the remediation and redevelopment of 130 acres of contaminated land throughout Connecticut,…

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Governor Lamont and Lt. Governor Bysiewicz Statements on U.S. Supreme Court Decision Striking Down Federal Bump Stock Ban

HARTFORD, CT - Governor Ned Lamont and Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz released the following statements regarding today’s U.S. Supreme Court 6-3 ruling in Garland v. Cargill, striking down a federal rule issued by the Trump administration…

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Governor Lamont Announces Application Period Now Open for First Round of Connecticut's State and Local Cybersecurity Grant Program

Applications for This First Round Must Be Submitted to the State by July 19, 2024 HARTFORD, CT - Governor Ned Lamont today announced that the Connecticut Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security (DEMHS), in consultation with the…

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Governor Lamont Activates Connecticut's Extreme Hot Weather Protocol for the Coming Week

Cooling Centers Are Opening and Can be Located by Calling 2-1-1 or Visiting 211ct.org HARTFORD, CT - Governor Ned Lamont today announced that due to a weather forecast indicating that Connecticut is about to experience very hot and humid…

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Governor Lamont and Lt. Governor Bysiewicz Hail U.S. Supreme Court Decision Preserving Full Access to Medication Abortion

HARTFORD, CT - Governor Ned Lamont and Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz are applauding today’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling in FDA v. Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine, in which the justices unanimously reversed a lower court ruling and thus…

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Governor Lamont Announces Phase 1 Conditional Awards for Electric Vehicle Charger Build Out in Connecticut

Funding for the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Program Provided by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act HARTFORD, CT - Governor Ned Lamont today announced the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) has selected nine…

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Governor Lamont Appoints Martin Guay as Chair of the Board of Regents

Guay Succeeds Current Chair JoAnn Ryan, Whose Term Expires on June 30 HARTFORD, CT - Governor Ned Lamont today announced that he is appointing Martin Guay to serve as chair of the Connecticut Board of Regents, the governing body for the…

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Governor Lamont Announces Groundbreaking for Major Reconfiguration of I-91, I-691, Route 15 Interchange in Meriden

Project Becomes One of the Largest Underway in Connecticut Supported by President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law MERIDEN, CT - Governor Ned Lamont and Transportation Commissioner Garrett Eucalitto today hosted a ceremony to break…

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Governor Lamont, Senate President Looney, Speaker Ritter Announce $74 Million in State Grants To Support Economic Development in Historically Underserved Communities

State Bond Commission Approves Fourth Round of Grants Under the Community Investment Fund 2030 HARTFORD, CT - Governor Ned Lamont, Senate President Pro Tempore Martin M. Looney (D-New Haven), and Speaker of the House Matt Ritter (D-Hartford)…

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Governor Lamont Announces Launch of New 'Make It Here' Website Highlighting Makers, Creators, Innovators, and Entrepreneurs in Connecticut

Launch Coincides With Phase Two of State Marketing Campaign, Including Business-Focused Advertisements HARTFORD, CT - Governor Ned Lamont today announced the launch of the new website, CTMakeItHere.com, which will serve as the hub for the next…

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Governor Lamont Forms Working Group To Recommend Options for a Comprehensive System of Ranked-Choice Voting in Primaries and Municipal Elections

HARTFORD, CT - Governor Ned Lamont today announced that he is establishing a working group consisting of members representing various political affiliations and tasking them with exploring options and developing a comprehensive legislative proposal…

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Governor Lamont Announces State Funding To Address Flooding at Jobs Pond in Portland

State Funds Expected To Unlock a Federal Matching Grant That Will Be Used To Install Pumps and Divert Groundwater to the Connecticut River HARTFORD, CT - Governor Ned Lamont, who serves as chairman of the State Bond Commission, today announced that…

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Governor Lamont Statement on President Biden's Executive Actions Addressing Border Security

HARTFORD, CT - Governor Ned Lamont released the following statement regarding the executive actions President Joe Biden announced today on border security: “The executive actions President Biden announced today underscores his commitment to…

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Governor Lamont Directs Flags To Return to Full-Staff Wednesday Evening

HARTFORD, CT - Governor Ned Lamont today announced that he is directing U.S. and state flags in Connecticut to return to full-staff at sunset on the evening of Wednesday, June 5, 2024. Flags have been lowered to half-staff statewide since last…

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Governor Lamont and Connecticut Emergency Management Officials Remind Residents To Be Prepared as Hurricane Season Approaches

Atlantic Hurricane Season is June 1 to November 30 With Peak Period Between Mid-August and Mid-October HARTFORD, CT - Governor Ned Lamont and Connecticut emergency management officials are reminding Connecticut residents that with the height of…

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Governor Lamont Announces $10 Million in State Grants for Recreational Trails Across Connecticut

Forty-Five Projects Selected to Receive Grants to Plan, Build, Expand, and Improve Multi-Use Trails HARTFORD, CT - Governor Ned Lamont and Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Commissioner Katie Dykes today…

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Governor Lamont and President Maric Receive Final Report on UConn Health

HARTFORD, CT - Governor Ned Lamont and University of Connecticut President Radenka Maric today announced that they have received the final report from an independent, healthcare investment consulting firm that was engaged by the state to assist in…

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Governor Lamont Announces Connecticut Receives Improved Credit Rating Outlooks From Fitch and Moody's

HARTFORD, CT - Governor Ned Lamont today announced that he has received notification from two credit rating agencies – Fitch and Moody’s – that they are each raising Connecticut’s general obligation bond outlook from…

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Governor Lamont Directs Flags To Half-Staff in Honor of Connecticut State Police Trooper First Class Aaron Pelletier

HARTFORD, CT - Governor Ned Lamont today announced that he is directing U.S. and state flags in Connecticut lowered to half-staff effective immediately in honor of Connecticut State Police Trooper First Class Aaron Pelletier, who was killed this…

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Governor Lamont Announces Creation of the Innovation Clusters Program To Support Growth in Cutting-Edge Industries

New State Program Will Make up to $100 Million in Strategic Investments HARTFORD, CT - Governor Ned Lamont today announced the creation of the Connecticut Innovation Clusters Program, a $100 million initiative to support the continued growth of…

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Governor Lamont Signs Legislation Expanding Connecticut's Paid Sick Days Laws To Include More Workers

HARTFORD, CT - Governor Ned Lamont today announced that he has signed legislation approved by the Connecticut General Assembly this session strengthening the state’s laws regarding paid sick days protections by expanding them to ensure that…

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Governor Lamont Appoints Thea Montanez To Serve as Senior Advisor in the Governor's Office

HARTFORD, CT - Governor Ned Lamont today announced that he is appointing Thea Montañez of Hartford to serve as senior advisor in the Office of the Governor. In this role, Montañez will lead interagency initiatives to connect more…

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Governor Lamont Signs Law Establishing Property Tax Exemption for Veterans With Service-Connected Disabilities

HARTFORD, CT - Governor Ned Lamont today announced that he has signed legislation creating a state law that exempts from property taxes the primary residence or motor vehicle of former members of the United States Armed Forces who have a permanent…

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Governor Lamont Appoints Ryan Drajewicz as Chair of the Governor's Workforce Council

HARTFORD, CT - Governor Ned Lamont today announced that he is appointing Ryan Drajewicz, current head of external communications and affairs for the financial services company Bridgewater Associates and the governor’s former chief of staff, to…

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Governor Lamont Directs Flags To Half-Staff Monday for Memorial Day

Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge and Stamford Transportation Center Will Be Illuminated Red, White, and Blue This Holiday Weekend HARTFORD, CT - Governor Ned Lamont today announced that he is directing U.S. and state flags in Connecticut to be flown at…

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Governor Lamont Announces Summer Tourism Season Kicks Off at State Parks, Beaches, and Cultural Attractions

Visitors and Residents Can Explore Opportunities for Summer Plans Throughout Connecticut by Visiting CTparks.com and CTvisit.com MILFORD, CT - Governor Ned Lamont today visited Silver Sands State Park in Milford – one of…

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Governor Lamont Statement on the Retirement of Chief Justice Richard Robinson

HARTFORD, CT - Governor Ned Lamont released the following statement regarding the announcement made today by Chief Justice Richard A. Robinson that he will retire from the Connecticut Supreme Court effective September 6, 2024: “Justice…

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Governor Lamont Announces Launch of Connecticut Student Loan Repayment Program for Healthcare Providers in Underserved Areas and Facilities

HARTFORD, CT - Governor Ned Lamont today announced that his administration is launching a new state program to address the healthcare workforce shortage in Connecticut’s health professional shortage areas. Known as the Connecticut Student…

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Governor Lamont Signs Law Establishing the Fallen Officer Fund To Provide Financial Assistance to the Families of Police Officers Killed in the Line of Duty

Legislation Also Creates a Law Allowing Surviving Family to Retain Health Insurance Coverage of Fallen Police Officers HARTFORD, CT - Governor Ned Lamont today announced that he has signed legislation codifying in state law the establishment of…

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Governor Lamont Champions Connecticut Oysters: Unveils Statewide Trail and New Documentary, Urges Restaurants To Buy Local

Connecticut Oyster Trail Charts a Course Through More Than a Dozen Farms and Over 20 Restaurants and Stores HARTFORD, CT - Governor Ned Lamont today announced the launch of Connecticut’s first-ever oyster trail, accompanied by the…

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Governor Lamont Directs Flags To Half-Staff Wednesday for Peace Officers Memorial Day

HARTFORD, CT - Governor Ned Lamont today announced that he is directing U.S. and state flags in Connecticut lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Wednesday, May 15, 2024, in recognition of Peace Officers Memorial Day, a national observance…

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Governor Lamont Announces Fuss and O'Neill Expanding Its Presence in Connecticut

HARTFORD, CT - Governor Ned Lamont announced today that Fuss & O’Neill, Inc., a renowned civil and environmental engineering firm founded in Connecticut 100 years ago, is expanding its operations in the state. The firm is establishing a…

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Governor Lamont Orders Special Elections To Complete the Terms of Six Retiring Probate Judges

HARTFORD, CT - Governor Ned Lamont today announced that he is ordering special elections to be held on Tuesday, November 5, 2024 - the same date as the next general election - to complete the terms of six probate judges who will each be retiring…

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Governor Lamont and Commissioner Russell-Tucker Congratulate Three Connecticut Students Named 2024 U.S. Presidential Scholars

Students from Darien, Trumbull, and Westport Receive One of the Nation’s Highest Honors for High School Seniors HARTFORD, CT - Governor Ned Lamont and Connecticut Education Commissioner Charlene Russell-Tucker are congratulating three…

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Governor Lamont Announces Grand Opening of the Putnam Bridge Trail Connection, Linking Wethersfield and Glastonbury Across the Connecticut River

WETHERSFIELD, CT - Governor Ned Lamont and Transportation Commissioner Garrett Eucalitto today hosted a ceremony in Wethersfield to commemorate the grand opening of the Putnam Bridge Trail Connection. Created by the Connecticut Department of…

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Governor Lamont Signs Law Prohibiting Medical Debt From Being Reported to Credit Rating Agencies

HARTFORD, CT - Governor Ned Lamont today announced that he has signed legislation that enacts a law prohibiting health care providers and hospitals in Connecticut from reporting a person’s medical debt to credit rating agencies for use in…

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Governor Lamont Signs Law Extending Paid Leave to Survivors of Sexual Assault and Allowing Tribes To Participate in the Program

HARTFORD, CT - Governor Ned Lamont today announced that he has signed legislation that modifies existing state laws concerning Connecticut’s Paid Family and Medical Leave program (CT Paid Leave) to allow survivors of sexual assault to utilize…

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Governor Lamont Signs Law Banning Dog Racing in Connecticut

HARTFORD, CT - Governor Ned Lamont today announced that he has signed legislation that repeals state laws and regulations that made it legal for dog racetracks to operate in Connecticut and enacts a new law prohibiting this cruel sport in the state.…

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Governor Lamont, Commissioner Eucalitto, Congressional Delegation Applaud USDOT Release of $3 Million in Emergency Relief Funds for I-95 Norwalk Repairs

HARTFORD, CT - Governor Ned Lamont, Connecticut Transportation Commissioner Garrett Eucalitto, and the members of Connecticut’s Congressional delegation are applauding the announcement made today by the U.S. Department of…

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Governor Lamont Announces I-95 in Norwalk Will Fully Reopen in Both Directions by 10AM Sunday

HARTFORD, CT - Governor Ned Lamont and Connecticut Transportation Commissioner Garrett Eucalitto today announced that Interstate 95 in Norwalk will be fully reopen to traffic in both directions by 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, May 5, 2024. Following…

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Governor Lamont Announces Live Video Feed of Bridge Demolition on I-95 in Norwalk

HARTFORD, CT - Governor Ned Lamont today announced that the Connecticut Department of Transportation has installed a webcam providing the public with a real-time, live video feed of the ongoing demolition of the Fairfield Avenue Bridge on I-95 in…

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Governor Lamont Announces Northbound Lanes of I-95 in Norwalk Will Reopen by 8PM Saturday, Southbound Lanes Will Remain Closed Through Sunday for Additional Cleanup and Repaving

HARTFORD, CT - Governor Ned Lamont and Connecticut Transportation Commissioner Garrett Eucalitto today provided the following updates regarding efforts to repair and reopen Interstate 95 in Norwalk as of 6:45 p.m. on Saturday, May 4, 2024: - …

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Governor Lamont Directs Flags To Half-Staff Sunday for the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service

HARTFORD, CT - Governor Ned Lamont today announced that he is directing U.S. and state flags in Connecticut lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Sunday, May 5, 2024, in recognition of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service, an…

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Governor Lamont Provides Update on Repair Efforts to Interstate 95 in Norwalk

HARTFORD, CT - Governor Ned Lamont and Connecticut Transportation Commissioner Garrett Eucalitto today provided an update regarding the ongoing demolition of the Fairfield Avenue Bridge over Interstate 95 in Norwalk, which is necessary due to the…

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Governor Lamont Declares State of Emergency in Response to Motor Vehicle Collision That Caused Significant Structural Damage to Interstate 95 in Norwalk

HARTFORD, CT - Governor Ned Lamont today announced that he has declared a state of emergency in response to the motor vehicle collision that occurred early this morning and caused significant structural damage to I-95 near Exit 15 in Norwalk,…

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Governor Lamont Announces Six Manufacturers Each Receiving $100,000 State Grant To Support the Adoption of Additive Technologies and Advanced Printing Capabilities

HARTFORD, CT - Governor Ned Lamont today announced that his administration is awarding state grants of $100,000 each to six Connecticut manufacturers that will be used to support the companies in the adoption of additive technologies that improve…

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Governor Lamont and Secretary Beckham Statements on April 2024 Consensus Revenue Forecast

HARTFORD, CT - Governor Ned Lamont and Office of Policy and Management Secretary Jeffrey Beckham released the following statements in response to the April 2024 consensus revenue forecast, which was jointly issued today by the Office of Policy and…

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Governor Lamont Announces State Pilot Program Has Provided At-Home Nurse and Community Health Worker Assistance to the Families of More Than 500 Newborns Since Launching in October

Pilot Program Began at Bridgeport Hospital, Will Expand to St. Vincent’s Medical Center on May 31, 2024 BRIDGEPORT, CT - Governor Ned Lamont today announced that a state pilot program led by several of Connecticut’s health and human…

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Governor Lamont and Commissioner Russell-Tucker Applaud Legislative Confirmation of State Board of Education Members

HARTFORD, CT - Governor Ned Lamont and Education Commissioner Charlene Russell-Tucker are applauding the Connecticut General Assembly for voting to confirm all seven of the governor’s nominees to the Connecticut State Board of Education. The…

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Governor Lamont Statement on House Approval of Paid Sick Days Legislation

HARTFORD, CT - Governor Ned Lamont released the following statement regarding the vote today in the Connecticut House of Representatives approving legislation that modifies the state’s paid sick days statutes by expanding these protections to…

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Governor Lamont Applauds Final Legislative Approval of State Employee Wage Reopener Agreement

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont is applauding both chambers of the Connecticut General Assembly for voting today in favor of approving an agreement reached between his administration and the State Employees Bargaining Agent Coalition…

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Governor Lamont, Congressional Delegation Announce Connecticut Selected To Receive $62.5 Million for Solar Projects Benefitting Low-Income Residents

HARTFORD, CT - Governor Ned Lamont and the members of Connecticut’s Congressional delegation today announced that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is awarding the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection…

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Governor Lamont and Lt. Governor Bysiewicz Statements on the Passing of Former Chief Justice Ellen Ash Peters

Hartford, CT - Governor Ned Lamont and Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz released the following statements regarding the passing of the Honorable Ellen Ash Peters. In 1978, Chief Justice Peters became the first woman appointed to the Connecticut Supreme…

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Governor Lamont Applauds President Biden's Approval of New Federal Rule Expanding Background Checks on Gun Sales

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont is applauding an announcement made On April by the White House that the Biden-Harris administration has approved a new federal rule implementing a key provision of the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act of 2022…

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Governor Lamont Announces $35.5 Million in State Grants To Support Nonprofit Providers With Capital Improvement Projects

HARTFORD, CT - Governor Ned Lamont today announced that his administration is awarding approximately $35.5 million in state funding to nonprofit providers across Connecticut for capital improvement projects that support each respective organization…

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Governor Lamont Announces Victory Parade and Rally Honoring UConn Men's Basketball Scheduled for This Saturday in Hartford

HARTFORD, CT - Governor Ned Lamont today announced that the State of Connecticut, the City of Hartford, and the Hartford Business Improvement District will host a victory parade and rally in downtown Hartford on Saturday, April 13, 2024, to…

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Governor Lamont and Governor Holcomb Place Friendly Wager on the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship Game

HARTFORD, CT - Governor Ned Lamont of Connecticut and Governor Eric J. Holcomb of Indiana have placed a friendly wager on the outcome of tonight’s NCAA men’s basketball tournament championship game. Governor Lamont is betting a case of…

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Governor Lamont, Congressional Delegation Applaud EPA Awards To Reduce Carbon Pollution and Invest in Green Environmental Infrastructure

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont and the members of Connecticut’s Congressional delegation are applauding an announcement made today by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that $5 billion from the Greenhouse Gas Reduction…

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Governor Lamont: Flags Lowered To Half-Staff in Honor of the Victims of the Mass Shooting in Allen, Texas

(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont today announced that – in accordance with a proclamation from President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. directing flags to be lowered throughout the country as a mark of solemn respect for the victims of the…

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Governor Lamont Directs Flags To Half-Staff Sunday for National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service

(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont today announced that he is directing U.S. and state flags in Connecticut lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Sunday, May 7, 2023, in recognition of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial…

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Governor Lamont Nominates Retired U.S. Army Brigadier General Ronald P. Welch as Commissioner of Veterans Affairs

(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont today announced that he is nominating retired U.S. Army Brigadier General Ronald “Ron” P. Welch of Waterford to serve as commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs. General…

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Governor Lamont Provides Update on Connecticut's Coronavirus Response Efforts

(HARTFORD, CT) – As the State of Connecticut continues taking actions in response to the global spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Governor Ned Lamont provided the following updates as of 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 4, 2023: Data…

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Governor Lamont and Secretary Beckham Statements on May 2023 Consensus Revenue Forecast

(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont and Office of Policy and Management Secretary Jeffrey Beckham released the following statements in response to the May 2023 consensus revenue forecast, which was jointly issued today by the Office of Policy…

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Governor Lamont Announces Milestone Reached at DMV: More Than 1 Million Online Transactions Completed

(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont today announced that the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has reached an important milestone as it has surpassed more than one million online customer transactions served since 2020, when it…

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Governor Lamont Provides Update on Connecticut's Coronavirus Response Efforts

(HARTFORD, CT) – As the State of Connecticut continues taking actions in response to the global spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Governor Ned Lamont provided the following updates as of 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 27, 2023: Data…

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Governor Lamont Announces Start of Construction on I-95 Exit 74 Project in East Lyme

$148 Million Safety Improvement Project Supported by Funding from President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (EAST LYME, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont and Transportation Commissioner Garrett Eucalitto today announced that the…

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Governor Lamont, Senator Needleman, Representative Steinberg Applaud PURA Approval of Performance-Based Regulation System To Increase Accountability Among Utility Companies

(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont and the co-chairs of the legislature’s Energy and Technology Committee, State Senator Norm Needleman (D-Essex) and State Representative Jonathan Steinberg (D-Westport), are applauding the…

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Governor Lamont Nominates Sandra Slack Glover to the Connecticut Supreme Court

(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont today announced that he is nominating Sandra Slack Glover of Guilford to serve as an Associate Justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court. Glover, 52, joined the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the…

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Governor Lamont and Lt. Governor Bysiewicz Statements on U.S. Supreme Court Stay Protecting Access to Medication Abortion

(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont and Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz released the following statements regarding today’s U.S. Supreme Court decision to freeze lower-court rulings that placed restrictions on medication abortions:…

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Governor Lamont Provides Update on Connecticut’s Coronavirus Response Efforts

(HARTFORD, CT) – As the State of Connecticut continues taking actions in response to the global spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Governor Ned Lamont provided the following updates as of 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 20, 2023: Data…

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Statement From Governor Lamont's Office on the Board of Pardons and Paroles

(HARTFORD, CT) – Adam Joseph, director of communications for Governor Ned Lamont, today released the following statement regarding a meeting that was held yesterday on the commutation process at the Board of Pardons and Paroles that was…

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Governor Lamont Statement on the Appropriations Committee's Fiscal Year 2024-2025 Spending Proposal

(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont issued the following statement in response to the fiscal year 2024-2025 spending proposal that was released today by the leadership of the General Assembly’s Appropriations Committee: “I…

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Governor Lamont Provides Update on Connecticut’s Coronavirus Response Efforts

(HARTFORD, CT) – As the State of Connecticut continues taking actions in response to the global spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Governor Ned Lamont provided the following updates as of 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 13, 2023: Data…

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Governor Lamont Appoints Karen Pascale as Director of the Connecticut Head Start State Collaboration Office

(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont today announced that he is appointing Karen Pascale to serve as director of the Connecticut Head Start State Collaboration Office. Pascale has a long career in the field of early childhood with extensive…

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Governor Lamont Announces Start of Construction on Project Removing Stop Sign From Route 17 On-Ramp to Route 9 North in Middletown

(MIDDLETOWN, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont and Transportation Commissioner Garrett Eucalitto today announced that the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) is starting construction on a project that will reconfigure the Route 17 on-ramp…

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Governor Lamont Appoints Jennifer Medina Zaccagnini as Chairperson of the Board of Pardons and Paroles

(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont today announced that he is appointing Jennifer Medina Zaccagnini to serve as chairperson of the Connecticut Board of Pardons and Paroles. Zaccagnini has served as a member of the board since 2008. She…

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Seven States in Northeast Regional Clean Hydrogen Hub Announce Submission of $3.62 Billion Proposal to U.S. Department of Energy for Funding and Designation as National Hub

More Than a Dozen Projects Proposed for the Northeast to Advance Production, Consumption, and Infrastructure for Clean Hydrogen for Use in Hard to Decarbonize Sectors (HARTFORD, CT) – The States of Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Maine,…

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Governor Lamont Statement on Federal Court Decision That Further Seeks To Restrict Abortion Access Nationwide

(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont released the following statement regarding a federal court ruling issued this evening that seeks to restrict nationwide access to mifepristone: “This ruling is yet another devastating attack on…

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Governor Lamont Statement on Sikorsky FLRAA Bid Protest Decision

(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont released the following statement on the Government Accountability Office’s report recommending that the federal government uphold the Army’s decision to reject Sikorsky’s bid on the Future…

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Governor Lamont, Senate President Looney, Speaker Ritter Announce $99 Million in State Grants To Support Economic Development in Historically Underserved Communities

State Bond Commission Approves Second Round of Grants Under the Community Investment Fund 2030 (HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont, Senate President Pro Tempore Martin M. Looney (D-New Haven), and Speaker of the House Matt Ritter…

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Governor Lamont and Commissioner Russell-Tucker Announce $5.5 Million Investment To Grow Dual Credit Offerings in High Schools, Expand Pathways to Postsecondary Readiness

(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont and Education Commissioner Charlene M. Russell-Tucker today announced that the Connecticut Department of Education is dedicating $5.5 million of its federal COVID-19 relief funds to expand dual credit…

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Governor Lamont Provides Update on Connecticut's Coronavirus Response Efforts

(HARTFORD, CT) – As the State of Connecticut continues taking actions in response to the global spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Governor Ned Lamont provided the following updates as of 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 6, 2023: Data…

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Governor Lamont Releases $56 Million in Grants to Public Schools for Air Filtration System Upgrades

Grants Are the First Round of the Lamont Administration’s Newly Established HVAC Indoor Air Quality Grants Program for Public Schools (HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont today announced that his administration is awarding $56 million…

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Governor Lamont Announces $3.2 Million To Support Connecticut’s Housing Partners With Operating and Pre-Development Expenses

(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont and Housing Commissioner Seila Mosquera-Bruno today announced that the Connecticut Department of Housing is launching a pre-development pilot program that will provide $3.2 million to five Connecticut…

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Lamont Administration Officials Meet With U.S. Secretary Janet Yellen To Discuss President Biden's Investing in America Agenda

(NEW HAVEN, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont today announced that senior members of his administration – including Chief of Staff Jonathan Dach, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Commissioner Katie Dykes, and Office of Early…

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Governor Lamont Announces Victory Parade and Rally Honoring UConn Men's Basketball Will Be Held This Saturday in Hartford

(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont today announced that the State of Connecticut, the City of Hartford, and the Hartford Business Improvement District will host a victory parade and rally in downtown Hartford on Saturday, April 8, 2023, to…

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Governor Lamont and Governor Newsom Place Friendly Wager on Tonight’s NCAA Men's Basketball Championship Game

(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont of Connecticut and Governor Gavin Newsom of California have placed a friendly wager on the outcome of tonight’s NCAA men’s basketball championship game, in which the UConn Huskies will face the…

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Governor Lamont, Chief Justice Robinson, Senate President Looney, Speaker Ritter Announce Appointments to the Public Defender Services Commission

(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont, Chief Justice Richard A. Robinson, Senate President Pro Tempore Martin Looney, and Speaker of the House Matt Ritter today announced the names of the members they are appointing to fill vacancies on the…

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Governor Lamont Provides Update on Connecticut's Coronavirus Response Efforts

(HARTFORD, CT) – As the State of Connecticut continues taking actions in response to the global spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Governor Ned Lamont provided the following updates as of 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 30, 2023: Data…

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Governor Lamont Proclaims 'Husky Weekend' in Connecticut to Honor the UConn Men's Basketball Team

(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont today announced that he is proclaiming Friday, March 31, through Monday, April 3, 2023, as “Husky Weekend” in the State of Connecticut in recognition of the UConn men’s basketball team for…

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Governor Lamont Statement on the 50th Anniversary of the End of the Vietnam War

(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont today released the following statement in recognition of the 50th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War: “On this day fifty years ago, the last of the United States combat troops left South…

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Governor Lamont Nominates 20 Jurists To Serve as Judges of the Connecticut Superior Court

(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont today announced that he is nominating 20 jurists to serve as judges of the Connecticut Superior Court. The court currently has 40 judicial vacancies. Additionally, Governor Lamont is nominating two jurists…

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Governor Lamont Applauds Committee Approval of Comprehensive Gun Violence Prevention Legislation

(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont is applauding the Connecticut General Assembly’s Judiciary Committee for voting this afternoon to approve a comprehensive legislative proposal he introduced that seeks to prevent acts of gun violence,…

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Governor Lamont: Connecticut’s First-Ever Healthcare Cost Growth Benchmark Report Confirms the Need for Reforms To Make Healthcare More Affordable

(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont today said that the findings of Connecticut’s first-ever healthcare cost growth benchmark report underscore the need to enact legislative reforms that will make healthcare more affordable for…

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Governor Lamont: Flags Lowered To Half-Staff in Honor of the Victims of the Mass Shooting in Nashville, Tennessee

(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont today announced that – in accordance with a proclamation from President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. directing flags to be lowered throughout the country as a mark of solemn respect for the victims of the…

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Governor Lamont and Education Commissioner Russell-Tucker Announce Initiative To Strengthen Teacher Recruitment and Retention Efforts

(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont and Education Commissioner Charlene M. Russell-Tucker today announced details of a new state initiative that aims to strengthen Connecticut’s efforts to recruit and retain a strong and diverse…

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Governor Lamont Provides Update on Connecticut's Coronavirus Response Efforts

(HARTFORD, CT) – As the State of Connecticut continues taking actions in response to the global spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Governor Ned Lamont provided the following updates as of 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 23, 2023: Data…

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Governor Lamont Highlights Nearly $5 Million Investment in Statewide Feeding Program Partnerships Providing Connecticut Grown Food to Residents

(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont and Agriculture Commissioner Bryan P. Hurlburt today held a news conference during the annual Connecticut Ag Day event at the State Capitol in Hartford, where they announced that since the start of the…

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Governor Lamont Announces Plans to Launch Intensive Mathematics Tutoring Program for Students in Grades 6-9 To Address Learning Loss From Pandemic

State Department of Education Dedicating $10 Million of Its Federal COVID-19 Recovery Funds To Establish the Connecticut High-Dosage Tutoring Program (HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont and Education Commissioner Charlene M. Russell Tucker…

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Governor Lamont and Congressional Delegation Announce $2 Million Federal Grant To Develop a Unified, Statewide Public Transit Information System for Mobile Devices

(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont and the members of Connecticut’s Congressional delegation today announced that the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) is receiving a $2 million grant from the U.S. Department of…

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Governor Lamont Signs Executive Order Directing the Development of a Strategic Plan On Connecticut's Child Care Future

(RIDGEFIELD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont today held a ceremony at the U.S. headquarters of pharmaceutical company Boehringer Ingelheim in Ridgefield, where he signed an executive order requiring the development of a strategic plan to design the…

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Governor Lamont Provides Update on Connecticut's Coronavirus Response Efforts

(HARTFORD, CT) – As the State of Connecticut continues taking actions in response to the global spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Governor Ned Lamont provided the following updates as of 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 16, 2023 To read…

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Governor Lamont Announces Agreement To Expand Access to Health Coverage for Personal Care Attendants

(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont today announced that his administration has taken measures to further expand access to affordable health insurance for personal care attendants (PCAs), who provide valuable services and support to more than…

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Governor Lamont Orders Executive Branch State Office Buildings Closed to the Public Tuesday Due to Winter Storm

(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont today announced that he is ordering all executive branch state office buildings closed to the public on Tuesday, March 14, 2023, due to the significant winter storm that is anticipated to impact certain…

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Governor Lamont Announces Tandem and Empty Tractor Trailer Travel Ban on I-84 Will Be Lifted at 3:30PM Tuesday

(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont today announced that the order that went into effect early this morning banning travel by all tandem tractor trailers and empty tractor trailers on Interstate 84 due to the impacts of the winter storm on…

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Governor Lamont Statement on the Passing of Former Hartford Mayor Ann Uccello

(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont today released the following statement regarding the passing of Ann Uccello, former mayor of Hartford who was the first woman to be elected mayor of any municipality in Connecticut and the first woman to be…

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Governor Lamont Proposes Legislation Expanding Access To High-Quality Maternal Health Services

Proposal Allows Free-Standing Birth Centers To Operate in Connecticut as an Alternative To Traditional Hospitals (HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont is urging the Connecticut General Assembly to approve legislation he proposed this session…

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Governor Lamont Announces $11.5 Million To Continue Connecticut’s Popular Summer Enrichment Program in 2023 and 2024

Launched in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic, Program Keeps Students Engaged in Learning During Summer Months (HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont and Education Commissioner Charlene M. Russell-Tucker today announced that the Connecticut State…

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Governor Lamont Orders Partial Activation of State Emergency Operations Center in Advance of Winter Storm

(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont today announced that he is ordering the State Emergency Operations Center (EOC) to be partially activated effective at 6:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 14, 2023, to monitor conditions from the winter storm that…

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Governor Lamont Implements Ban on All Tandem and Empty Tractor Trailers on I-84 Beginning 6AM Tuesday Due to Winter Storm

(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont today announced that due to the winter storm that is anticipated to impact Connecticut, he is banning all tandem tractor trailers and empty tractor trailers from traveling on Interstate 84 statewide…

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Governor Lamont Statement on Senate Vote Confirming Justice Kahn to the U.S. Court of Appeals

Hartford, CT –Governor Ned Lamont released the following statement regarding the vote on March 9th, by the U.S. Senate confirming Connecticut Supreme Court Associate Justice Maria Araújo Kahn to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals for…

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Governor Lamont Announces Launch of Wrong-Way Driving Public Awareness Campaign

WATCH: Video of “One Wrong Move” television advertisement Hartford, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on March 10th, announced that the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) is launching a new public awareness campaign on the…

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Governor Lamont Extends Coverage Period for Deliverable Fuel Assistance Under the Connecticut Energy Assistance Program to March 31

HARTFORD, CT –Governor Ned Lamont on March 10th, announced that he has directed the Connecticut Department of Social Services (DSS) to extend the coverage period for households receiving deliverable fuel assistance under the Connecticut Energy…

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Governor Lamont Provides Update on Connecticut’s Coronavirus Response Efforts - March 9, 2023

Hartford, CT –As the State of Connecticut continues taking actions in response to the global spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Governor Ned Lamont provided the following updates as of 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 9, 2023: Data updates…

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Governor Lamont Nominates Robert Shea, Jr. As Claims Commissioner

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on March 8th, announced that he is nominating Robert F. Shea, Jr. of West Hartford to serve as claims commissioner. Shea is being nominated to fill the remainder of the term of Christy L. Scott, who…

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Governor Lamont and Commissioner Russell-Tucker Announce Connecticut Program on Reducing Student Absenteeism Featured as National Best Practice

WATCH: Video from the Collaborative for Student Success on Connecticut’s LEAP initiative HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont and Connecticut State Department of Education Commissioner Charlene M. Russell-Tucker on March 3rd, announced…

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Lamont Commemorates International Open Data Day 2023

Hartford, CT – Governor Ned Lamont is marking International Open Data Day, which is celebrated this year on March 5, 2023, by recognizing the transparency and openness of Connecticut’s state government and highlighting recent…

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Governor Lamont Statement on the Passing of Common Cause President Karen Hobert Flynn

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont released the following statement regarding the passing of Karen Hobert Flynn, president of Common Cause: “Karen made a lasting impact on Connecticut politics as one of the architects of our nationally…

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Governor Lamont Provides Update on Connecticut’s Coronavirus Response Efforts - March 2, 2023

Hartford, CT – As the State of Connecticut continues taking actions in response to the global spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Governor Ned Lamont provided the following updates as of 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 2, 2023: Data…

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Governor Lamont Directs State Office Buildings Closed to the Public Tuesday February 28th, Due to Winter Storm

Hartford, CT –Governor Ned Lamont on Feb 27th, announced that he is ordering all executive branch state office buildings closed to the public on Tuesday, February 28, 2023, due to the winter storm that is anticipated to impact…

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Governor Lamont Proposes Establishing the English Learners’ Bill of Rights To Safeguard the Provision of Bilingual Education

Bridgeport, CT– Governor Ned Lamont on Feb 27th, held a news conference in Bridgeport to announce that he has submitted a legislative proposal to the Connecticut General Assembly establishing the English Learners’ Bill of Rights in…

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Governor Lamont Nominates Bryan Cafferelli as Consumer Protection Commissioner

Hartford, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Feb 27th, announced that he is nominating Bryan Cafferelli to serve as commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection. “Bryan has extensive experience working in and around…

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Governor Lamont Provides Update on Connecticut’s Coronavirus Response Efforts - February 23, 2023

Hartford, CT– As the State of Connecticut continues taking actions in response to the global spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Governor Ned Lamont provided the following updates as of 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 23, 2023: Data…

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Governor Lamont and Lt. Governor Bysiewicz Statements on the One-Year Anniversary of the Invasion of Ukraine

Hartford, CT– Governor Ned Lamont and Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz released the following statements regarding the one-year anniversary of the Russian invasion of Ukraine: Governor Lamont said, “This last year has been abhorrent for the…

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Governor Lamont and U.S. Small Business Administration Announce Expansion of HUBZone-covered Area in Torrington

Hartford, CT – Governor Ned Lamont and U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) New England Regional Administrator Mike Vlacich on Feb 23rd, held a news conference in Torrington to announce the approval of Connecticut’s newest…

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Governor Lamont Announces FORGE Establishes Operations in Connecticut, Offering Free Support To Local Startups

Hartford, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Feb 22nd, announced that FORGE– a nonprofit organization that connects startups creating physical products with the product development, manufacturing, and supply chain resources they need to grow…

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Governor Lamont Proposes Legislation To Reduce Health Care Costs

(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont today held a news conference in New Britain to announced that he has submitted multi-pronged legislative proposals to the General Assembly that focus on reducing health care costs for Connecticut residents,…

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Governor Lamont Announces Connecticut's Participation in Newly Launched Reproductive Freedom Alliance

(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont today announced that he is committing Connecticut to join the Reproductive Freedom Alliance, a newly launched, nonpartisan, multi-state coalition of governors who are dedicated to protecting and expanding…

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Governor Lamont Statement on the Historic Level of State Funding for UConn in His Budget Proposal

Hartford, CT –Governor Ned Lamont on Feb 15th, released the following statement regarding the historic level of state funding for UConn that is included in his budget proposal: “Our budget proposal includes the largest block grant ever…

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Governor Lamont Announces Budget and Policy Proposals Include Support To Expand Access to Affordable and Workforce Housing

Bridgeport, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Feb 16th, held a news conference in Bridgeport to announce that the fiscal year 2024-2025 biennial budget proposal and his package of 2023 policy proposals that he presented to the General Assembly last…

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Governor Lamont Provides Update on Connecticut’s Coronavirus Response Efforts - February 16, 2023

Hartford, CT – As the State of Connecticut continues taking actions in response to the global spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Governor Ned Lamont provided the following updates as of 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 16, 2023: Data…

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Governor Lamont Signs Legislation Extending Free School Meals and Protecting Connecticut’s Fiscal Guardrails

Hartford, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Feb 14th, posted the following video onto his social media channels (including Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram) announcing that he has signed legislation extending the free school meals program for the…

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Governor Lamont Announces Budget Proposal Includes Funding To Expand Access to Childcare

Hartford, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Feb 15th, held a news conference in Hartford to announce that the fiscal year 2024-2025 biennial budget proposalthat he presented to the General Assembly last week includes several initiatives using a mix…

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Governor Lamont Applauds General Assembly for Approving Legislation Extending Free School Meals and Protecting Connecticut’s Fiscal Guardrails

Hartford, CT -- Governor Ned Lamont is applauding both chambers of the Connecticut General Assembly for voting on Feb 9th, to approve legislation that he advocated, which funds the free school meals program for the remainder of this school year and…

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Governor Lamont Provides Update on Connecticut’s Coronavirus Response Efforts - February 9, 2023

Hartford, CT – As the State of Connecticut continues taking actions in response to the global spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Governor Ned Lamont provided the following updates as of 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 9, 2023: Data…

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Governor Lamont's FY 2024-2025 Budget Address

Building Growth and Opportunity for All Mr. President, Mr. Speaker, Senator Kelly, Representative Candelora, Lieutenant Governor Bysiewicz, members of the General Assembly, since I last joined you here in the people’s chamber, we lost a…

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Governor Lamont Statement on President Biden’s State of the Union Address

Hartford, CT –Governor Ned Lamont released the following statement in response to the State of the Union address delivered on Feb 7th, night by President Joe Biden: “The progress we’ve made as a nation since President Biden…

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Governor Lamont Announces 2023 Legislative Proposal: Cut Income Tax Rates for the Middle Class

East Hartford, CT –Governor Ned Lamont on Feb 6th, held a news conference in East Hartford to announce that the fiscal years 2024 and 2025 biennial state budget proposal that he will present to the General Assembly later this week calls for a…

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Governor Lamont and Congressional Delegation Announce Connecticut Receiving $18 Million Federal Grant To Address Unsheltered and Rural Homelessness

New Haven, CT –Governor Ned Lamont, Senator Richard Blumenthal, and Senator Chris Murphy on Feb 3rd, held a news conference in New Haven to announce that the State of Connecticut is receiving an $18 million grant from the U.S. Department of…

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Governor Lamont Announces Recipients of School Mental Health Workers Grants

Hartford, CT –Governor Ned Lamont on Feb 2nd, announced that 20 school districts across Connecticut are being awarded $5 million in funding under a competitive state grant program that will be used for hiring and maintaining school mental…

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Governor Lamont Provides Update on Connecticut’s Coronavirus Response Efforts - February 2, 2023

Hartford, CT – As the State of Connecticut continues taking actions in response to the global spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Governor Ned Lamont provided the following updates as of 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 2, 2023: Data…

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Governor Lamont Announces 2023 Legislative Proposal: Cancel Medical Debt for Connecticut Residents

Hartford, CT –Governor Ned Lamont on Feb 2nd, held a news conference in Hartford to announce a proposal he will introduce during the 2023 legislative session that will cancel overdue medical debts for thousands of Connecticut residents who are…

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Governor Lamont Launches New Round of School Security Grants

Hartford, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Feb 1st, announced that his administration is now accepting applications for new rounds of funding under two competitive state grant programs that help with the costs associated with implementing needed…

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Governor Lamont Announces 2023 Legislative Proposal: Improve Gun Safety Laws To Prevent Suicides, Accidents, and Domestic Violence

Hartford, CT –Governor Ned Lamont on Feb 1st, announced the third and final set of proposals he will introduce during the 2023 legislative session that are focused on strengthening Connecticut’s efforts to eliminate gun violence. This…

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Governor Lamont Announces Launch of New Online Platform Connecting All Connecticut Manufacturers and Suppliers in a Single Searchable Solution

Hartford, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Feb 2nd, announced the launch of CONNEX™ Connecticut, a free online platform that provides one-stop access for manufacturers in the state to connect with each other, find local suppliers, discover…

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Governor Lamont Activates Connecticut’s Severe Cold Weather Protocol Effective Thursday Afternoon

Hartford, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Jan 30th, announced that due to a weather forecast indicating that Connecticut will experience extremely cold air and strong winds later this week, he is directing the state’s severe cold weather…

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Governor Lamont Statement on the Death of Tyre Nichols

Hartford, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Jan 28th, released the following statement regarding the death of Tyre Nichols: “Tyre Nichols should be alive today. His life matters and my heart break for his family, friends, and loved ones. His…

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Governor Lamont Announces 2023 Legislative Proposal: Provide Tax Relief for Low-Income Workers

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Jan 30th, held a news conference in Hartford to announce that the fiscal years 2024 and 2025 biennial state budget proposal that he will present to the General Assembly in February will include a plan to…

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Governor Lamont Announces 2023 Legislative Proposal: Preventing Mass Shootings

Hartford, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Jan 26th, held a news conference in Hartford to announce the second of three sets of proposals he will introduce during the 2023 legislative session that are focused on augmenting Connecticut’s…

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Governor Lamont Provides Update on Connecticut’s Coronavirus Response Efforts - January 26, 2023

HARTFORD, CT – As the State of Connecticut continues taking actions in response to the global spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Governor Ned Lamont provided the following updates as of 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 26, 2023: Data…

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Governor Lamont Announces Connecticut Educator Carolyn Kielma Named Finalist for the 2023 National Teacher of the Year Honor

Hartford, CT – Governor Ned Lamont and Education Commissioner Charlene M. Russell-Tucker on Jan 25th, announced that Carolyn Kielma – a science teacher from Bristol Eastern High School who was recently selected as the 2023 Connecticut…

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Governor Lamont Announces Launch of Fund to Assist Renters From Being Evicted From Homes Due To Overdue Rent

Hartford, CT – Governor Ned Lamont and Housing Commissioner Seila Mosquera-Bruno on Jan 26th, announced that the Connecticut Department of Housing is launching a new fund to assist renters who are on the verge of being evicted from their homes…

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Governor Lamont Statement on Final Legislative Approval of State Police Contract

Hartford, CT – Governor Ned Lamont released the following statement regarding on Jan 25th’s final approval by both chambers of the Connecticut General Assembly in favor of the collective bargaining agreement the Lamont administration…

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Governor Lamont Announces 2023 Legislative Proposal: Addressing the Future of Materials and Waste Management

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Jan 24th, held a news conference in Hartford to announce a series of waste management proposals he will introduce during the 2023 legislative session that address the future of materials and waste…

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Governor Lamont Announces Plans to Close the Willard Correctional Institution

Hartford, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Jan 24th, announced that his administration has developed plans with the leadership of the Connecticut Department of Correction to close the Willard Correctional Institution in Enfield by April 1, 2023.…

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Governor Lamont Statement on Announcement From the LEGO Group

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont released the following statement in response to the announcement made this morning (Jan 24th) by the LEGO Group: “I am disappointed to hear Jan 24th’s news, but I am confident in…

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Governor Lamont: Flags Lowered To Half-Staff in Honor of the Victims of the Mass Shooting in Monterey Park

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Jan 22nd, announced that – in accordance with a proclamation from President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. directing flags to be lowered throughout the country as a mark of solemn respect for victims of the…

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Governor Lamont Announces 2023 Legislative Proposal: Taking Action To Eliminate Gun Violence

WATERBURY, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Jan 23rd, held a news conference in Waterbury to announce the first in a series of proposals he will introduce during the 2023 legislative session that are aimed at building on Connecticut’s…

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Governor Lamont Appoints Matthew Brokman To Serve as Senior Advisor

Hartford, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Jan 20th, announced that he is appointing Matthew C. Brokman to serve in the Office of the Governor as senior advisor. In this role, Brokman will assist in the coordination of legislative, policy, and…

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Governor Lamont and Lt. Governor Bysiewicz on the 50th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont and Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz released the following statements regarding the 50th anniversary of the January 22, 1973, landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Roe v. Wade: Governor Lamont said, “For…

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Governor Lamont Provides Update on Connecticut’s Coronavirus Response Efforts - January 19, 2023

Hartford, CT – As the State of Connecticut continues taking actions in response to the global spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Governor Ned Lamont provided the following updates as of 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 19, 2023: Data…

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Governor Lamont Announces 2023 Legislative Proposal: Save Money for Small Businesses by Restoring Pass-Through Entity Tax Credit

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Jan 18th, held a news conference in Hartford to announce his first legislative proposal of 2023, which includes restoring Connecticut’s pass-through entity tax credit to its original, revenue-neutral…

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Governor Lamont and Secretary Beckham Statements on January Consensus Revenue Forecast

Hartford, CT – Governor Ned Lamont and Office of Policy and Management (OPM) Secretary Jeffrey Beckham released the following statements in response to the January consensus revenue forecast that was jointly issued on Jan 17th, by OPM and the…

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Governor Lamont Schedules Special Elections for Three State Representative Seats in Hartford, Middletown, Stamford, and West Hartford on February 28, 2023

Hartford, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Jan 16th, announced that he has scheduled Tuesday, February 28, 2023, as the date to hold special elections to fill three vacancies in the Connecticut House of Representatives. They include: · …

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Governor Lamont Provides Update on Connecticut’s Coronavirus Response Efforts - January 12, 2023

Hartford, CT – As the State of Connecticut continues taking actions in response to the global spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Governor Ned Lamont provided the following updates as of 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 12, 2023: Data…

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Governor Lamont Directs Flags to Return to Full-Staff at the Evening of Saturday, January 14, 2023

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont today announced that he is directing state flags in Connecticut to return to full-staff at sunset on the evening of Saturday, January 14, 2023. The flag of the State of Connecticut has been flying at…

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Governor Lamont Announces Start of Adult-Use Cannabis Sales at Connecticut’s First Group of Licensed Retailers

Hartford, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Jan 10th, announced that first legal retail sales in Connecticut of adult-use cannabis to all adults aged 21 and over began this morning at several retailers that have been licensed to sell the products.…

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Governor Lamont Introduces Energy Action Plan Highlighting Help With Energy Affordability

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Jan 11th, announced a comprehensive statewide strategy funded by federal and state dollars to provide energy assistance to Connecticut residents in the short-term and improve affordability and reliability…

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Governor Lamont Announces Global Atlantic Financial Group Is Expanding Operations and Adding Jobs in Hartford

Hartford, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Jan 9th, announced that Global Atlantic Financial Group, a leading insurance company meeting the retirement and life insurance needs of individuals and institutions, is growing its operations in Hartford…

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Governor Lamont Provides Update on Connecticut’s Coronavirus Response Efforts - January 5, 2023

Hartford, CT – As the State of Connecticut continues taking actions in response to the global spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Governor Ned Lamont provided the following updates as of 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 5, 2023: Data…

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2023 State of the State Address Governor Ned Lamont State Capitol, Hall of the House of Representatives - January 4, 2023

Mr. President, Mr. Speaker, Senator Kelly, Representative Candelora, Lieutenant Governor Bysiewicz, members of General Assembly, thank you for inviting me back into the room where it happens. Four years later, and what a four years it has been.…

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Governor Lamont Directs State Flags To Half-Staff in Honor of State Representative Quentin 'Q' Williams

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Jan 5th, announced that he is directing the flag of the State of Connecticut to be lowered to half-staff in honor of State Representative Quentin “Q” Williams (D-Middletown), who was killed…

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Governor Lamont Directs Flags to Return to Full-Staff Tuesday Evening

Hartford, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Jan 3rd, announced that he is directing U.S. and state flags in Connecticut to return to full-staff at sunset on the evening of Tuesday, January 3, 2023. Flags have been flying at half-staff statewide…

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Governor Lamont: Health and Safety Guidance for Those Attending the 2023 Connecticut Inauguration Events

Hartford, CT – To help minimize the chances of spreading COVID-19, the flu, RSV, and other respiratory illnesses that are circulating in the community at this time of year, Governor Ned Lamont on Jan 3rd, shared the following health and safety…

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Governor Lamont, Senator Blumenthal, Representative Courtney Announce $158.2 Million Federal Infrastructure Grant for Gold Star Memorial Bridge Rehabilitation

Hartford, CT – Governor Ned Lamont, Senator Richard Blumenthal, and Representative Joe Courtney on Dec 29th, announced that the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) has awarded the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT)…

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Governor Lamont Appoints Greg Daniels as Executive Director of the State Contracting Standards Board

Hartford, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Dec 30th, announced that he is appointing Greg Daniels to serve as executive director of the Connecticut State Contracting Standards Board, the state entity responsible for oversight related to all matters…

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Governor Lamont Submits State Police Contract to the General Assembly

Hartford, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Dec 30th, announced that pursuant to the ratification of the agreement his administration reached with the Connecticut State Police (NP-1) Union, the administration has transmitted the contracts and…

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Governor Lamont Provides Update on Connecticut’s Coronavirus Response Efforts - December 29, 2022

Hartford, CT – As the State of Connecticut continues taking actions in response to the global spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Governor Ned Lamont provided the following updates as of 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 29, 2022: Data…

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Governor Lamont Statement on Sikorsky’s Challenge to the Recent Awarding of the Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft Contract by the U.S. Army

Hartford, CT – Governor Ned Lamont released the following statement in response to the announcement made this afternoon by Sikorsky that it has submitted a filing with the U.S. Government Accountability Office in protest of the recent awarding…

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Statement From Governor Lamont’s Director of Communications on the Governor’s Salary

HARTFORD, CT – Anthony Anthony, director of communications for Governor Ned Lamont, on Dec 28th, released the following statement: “Just as he did during his first four-year term, Governor Ned Lamont has chosen to continue declining a…

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Governor Lamont Selects Paul O. Robertson to Chair the Social Equity Council

Hartford, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Dec 27th, announced that he is selecting Paul O. Robertson, deputy commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD), to serve as chair of the state’s Social…

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Governor Lamont Urges Towns and Cities To Continue Warming and Sheltering Responses for Residents Without Power

Hartford, CT – Governor Ned Lamont is urging towns and cities with residents who are continuing to experience power outages resulting from Friday’s storm to continue their work providing warming centers and shelters as needed. As of…

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Governor Lamont Directs Flags To Half-Staff in Honor of North Haven Firefighter Matthias Wirtz

Hartford, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Dec 26th, announced that he is directing U.S. and state flags in Connecticut lowered to half-staff in honor of North Haven Firefighter Matthias Wirtz, who died in the line of duty this morning while…

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Governor Lamont and Lt. Governor Bysiewicz Announce 2023 Inaugural Events

Hartford, CT – Governor Ned Lamont and Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz on Dec 22nd, announced the schedule of events for the 2023 Connecticut Inauguration, which will be held on Wednesday, January 4, 2023, in Hartford. 2023 Connecticut…

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Governor Lamont Provides Update on Connecticut’s Coronavirus Response Efforts - December 22, 2022

Hartford, CT – As the State of Connecticut continues taking actions in response to the global spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Governor Ned Lamont provided the following updates as of 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 22, 2022: Data…

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Governor Lamont Activates State Emergency Operations Center in Enhanced Monitoring Status Beginning Friday Morning in Preparation for Storm

Hartford, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Dec 22nd, announced that he is activating the State of Connecticut Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in enhanced monitoring status beginning at 7:00 a.m. on Friday, December 23, 2022, in response to the…

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Governor Lamont Provides Update on State Response to Major Storm Impacting Connecticut

Hartford, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Dec 23rd, provided the following updates as of 12:30 p.m. on Friday, December 23, 2022, regarding the state’s response to the major rain and wind storm that is currently impacting Connecticut:…

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Governor Lamont Announces Connecticut Energy Assistance Program Will Provide Participating Households an Additional $430 for Home Heating Aid This Season

Hartford, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Dec 23rd, announced the Connecticut Energy Assistance Program (CEAP) will allow all participating households that heat with deliverable fuels such as home heating oil to receive an additional crisis…

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Governor Lamont Announces $29.6 Million Grant for Accessibility Upgrades on the Waterbury Branch Line

Grant Supports Accessibility Upgrades at Ansonia, Seymour, and Beacon Falls Train Stations (HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont today announced that the Federal Transit Administration is awarding $29.6 million in an All Stations…

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Governor Lamont Announces Commissioner Seagull Will Depart the Department of Consumer Protection Early Next Year

(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont today announced that Commissioner Michelle Seagull is planning to step down from her position at the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection (DCP) early next year to pursue other professional…

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Governor Lamont Activates Severe Cold Weather Protocol From Friday to Monday

Hartford, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Dec 20th, announced that based on a weather forecast indicating that Connecticut may experience below-zero wind chills over the weekend, he will be activating the state’s severe cold weather protocol…

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Governor Lamont Announces Connecticut Receives Approval of an Application for Federal Funding To Support the Innovative Covered Connecticut Health Program

Hartford, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Dec 21st, announced that his administration has received approval of an application that enables federal matching funds to support the state’s Covered Connecticut program. Currently in its second…

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Governor Lamont Announces $29.6 Million Grant for Accessibility Upgrades on the Waterbury Branch Line

Hartford, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Dec 21st, announced that the Federal Transit Administration is awarding $29.6 million in an All Stations Accessibility Program (ASAP) grant to the Connecticut Department of Transportation that will be used…

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Governor Lamont Announces Commissioner Seagull Will Depart the Department of Consumer Protection Early Next Year

Hartford, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Dec 21st, announced that Commissioner Michelle Seagull is planning to step down from her position at the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection (DCP) early next year to pursue other professional…

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Governor Lamont Issues Declaration Enabling Crucial Federal Support for Food and Housing During COVID-19 Pandemic To Continue for Several More Months

Hartford, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Dec 20th, announced that he has renewed a declaration that will enable Connecticut to continue receiving federal support throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. This federal support provides funds for…

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Governor Lamont Announces $36.5 Million in State Grants for Eight Projects That Will Boost Community Vibrancy and Equity

Hartford, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Dec 20th, announced that the State of Connecticut is awarding approximately $36.5 million in grants to eight cities and towns under the second round of his administration’s recently launched…

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Governor and First Lady Lamont Announce Tickets Now Available for 2023 Inaugural Ball

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont and First Lady Annie Lamont on Dec 20th, announced that tickets are now available to purchase for the 2023 Connecticut Inaugural Ball. The black-tie event, which celebrates the start of the second term of the…

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Governor Lamont Announces Connecticut Receives Approval of an Application for Federal Funding To Support the Innovative Covered Connecticut Health Program

Connecticut Estimated to Receive Approximately $40 Million in Annual Medicaid Funding to Help Residents Access Affordable Healthcare Coverage (HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont today announced that his administration has received approval…

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Governor Lamont Announces $13.4 Million in Small Cities Grants Released to Seven Municipalities To Modernize and Rehabilitate Housing

Hartford, CT – Governor Ned Lamont and Connecticut Housing Commissioner Seila Mosquera-Bruno on Dec 19th, announced that the Connecticut Department of Housing is releasing $13.4 million in grants to seven municipalities for infrastructure…

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Governor Lamont Activates Severe Cold Weather Protocol From Friday to Monday

(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont today announced that based on a weather forecast indicating that Connecticut may experience below-zero wind chills over the weekend, he will be activating the state’s severe cold weather protocol…

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Governor Lamont Statement on Appointment of Governor Baker as President of the NCAA

Hartford, CT – Governor Ned Lamont released the following statement regarding the announcement made on Dec 15th, that Governor Charlie Baker of Massachusetts has been chosen by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) to serve as…

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Governor Lamont Provides Update on Connecticut’s Coronavirus Response Efforts - December 15, 2022

Hartford, CT – As the State of Connecticut continues taking actions in response to the global spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Governor Ned Lamont provided the following updates as of 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 15, 2022: Data…

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Governor Lamont Announces Plans To Appoint Antonio 'Tony' Guerrera as Commissioner of the Department of Motor Vehicles at Start of Second Term

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Dec 15th, announced that he is planning to appoint Antonio “Tony” Guerrera as commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) when he begins his second term in office early…

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Senator Bob Duff Applauds State Funding for Norwalk Remediation Project

4.97-acre, city-owned parking lot to be redeveloped into apartments, retail, and office space Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff (D-Norwalk) applauded on Dec 12th's announcement from Governor Ned Lamont of $2 million in state funding to Norwalk to…

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Governor Lamont Directs Flags To Half-Staff Wednesday for the Tenth Anniversary of the Tragedy in Sandy Hook

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Dec 13th, announced that he is directing U.S. and State of Connecticut flags to be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Wednesday, December 14, 2022, in remembrance of the twenty children and…

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Governor Lamont Announces Federal Broadband and Digital Equity Grant Awards

Hartford, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Dec 13th, announced that the State of Connecticut is receiving approximately $5 million through two grant awards from the U.S. Department of Commerce to support the development of an extensive plan that…

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Governor Lamont Announces Expansion of CareerConneCT Intake Portal, Training Programs, and Marketing Campaign

Hartford, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Dec 12th, announced the rollout of key components to CareerConneCT, the State of Connecticut’s signature workforce program and a nationally recognized model. The $70 million program is supporting…

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Governor Lamont Announces $24.6 Million in State Funding to Remediate 41 Blighted Properties Throughout Connecticut

Hartford, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Dec 12th, announced that his administration is releasing approximately $24.6 million in state funding to local communities help with the costs associated with assessing and remediating 41 blighted parcels…

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Governor Lamont Says More Actions Need To Be Taken To Prevent Mass Shootings and Gun Violence

Hartford, CT – As the tenth anniversary of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown approaches later this week, Governor Ned Lamont is saying that not enough has been done to prevent tragedy like the one that occurred on…

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Governor Lamont Announces Connecticut Receives $32 Million Federal Grant To Support Workforce Development in Public Health

Hartford, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Dec 9th, announced that the Connecticut Department of Public Health has been awarded a $32,253,484 grant from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that will be used to support the…

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Governor Lamont Highlights Connecticut’s Contributions to NASA’s Artemis Moon Exploration Program

Hartford, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Dec 9th, is highlighting the prominent role that 44 businesses in Connecticut are playing in NASA’s world-renowned Artemis I mission, which sent an unmanned spacecraft on an unprecedented trip around…

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Governor Lamont and Connecticut State Police Union Announce Tentative Labor Agreement

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont and the Connecticut State Police Union NP1 on Dec 8th, announced that they have tentatively agreed to the terms of a new successor labor agreement. The agreement covers troopers, sergeants, and master…

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Governor Lamont Shares Update on Task Force Progress as Connecticut Marks Third Anniversary of PFAS Action Plan

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Dec 8th, provided an update on the work the Connecticut Interagency PFAS Task Force has accomplished to date to mark the third anniversary of the state’s PFAS Action Plan. PFAS, or per- and…

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Governor Lamont Provides Update on Connecticut’s Coronavirus Response Efforts - December 8, 2022

Hartford, CT – As the State of Connecticut continues taking actions in response to the global spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Governor Ned Lamont provided the following updates as of 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 8, 2022: Data…

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Governor Lamont Applauds Final Congressional Approval of Legislation Enshrining Protections for Same-Sex and Interracial Marriage in Federal Law

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont is applauding the U.S. House of Representatives for voting on Dec 8th, to give final Congressional approval for the Respect for Marriage Act. The legislation, which was approved in the U.S. Senate last…

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Governor Lamont Announces Plans To Appoint Andrea Barton Reeves as Commissioner of the Department of Social Services, Dr. Deidre Gifford as Executive Director of the Office of Health Strategy at Start of Second Term

Hartford, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Dec 7th, announced that he is planning to appoint Andrea Barton Reeves as commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Social Services (DSS) and Dr. Deidre Gifford as executive director of the Connecticut…

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Governor Lamont Directs Flags To Half-Staff Wednesday for Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

Hartford, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Dec 6th, announced that he is directing U.S. and State of Connecticut flags to be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Wednesday, December 7, 2022, in recognition of National Pearl Harbor…

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Governor Lamont Announces Thousands of Low-Level Cannabis Possession Convictions To Be Cleared for Connecticut Residents

Hartford, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Dec 6th, announced that thousands of Connecticut residents convicted of cannabis possession are set to have these records cleared in January using an automated erasure method. Records in approximately…

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Governor Lamont Announces Plans To Appoint Adam Joseph as Communications Director at Start of Second Term

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Dec 6th, announced that he is planning to appoint Adam Joseph as communications director for the Office of the Governor when he begins his second term in office early next year. Joseph will succeed Anthony…

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Governor Lamont Announces DMV Commissioner Sibongile ‘Bongi’ Magubane Plans To Retire at End of Administration’s First Term

Hartford, CT -- Governor Ned Lamont on Dec 5th, announced that Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Commissioner Sibongile “Bongi” Magubane is planning to retire at the conclusion of the governor’s first term in office at…

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Governor and Mrs. Lamont Invite Public To Annual Holiday Open House at the Governor’s Residence

Hartford, CT – Governor Ned Lamont and First Lady Annie Lamont are inviting Connecticut residents to attend the 32nd annual holiday open house at the Governor’s Residence, which will be decorated for the season and open to the public for…

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Governor Lamont Statement on Awarding of Future Long Range Assault Aircraft Contract by the U.S. Army

(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont released the following statement in response to the announcement made today by the U.S. Army regarding the awarding of the Future Long Range Assault Aircraft contract: “This news is disappointing,…

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Governor Lamont Provides Update on Connecticut’s Coronavirus Response Efforts - December 1, 2022

Hartford, CT – As the State of Connecticut continues taking actions in response to the global spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Governor Ned Lamont provided the following updates as of 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 1, 2022: Data…

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Governor Lamont Statement on Healthcare Cost Drivers Informational Forum

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont released the following statement regarding the informational forum on healthcare cost drivers that was held on Dec 1st, at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford and co-hosted by the Connecticut…

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Governor Lamont, State Department of Education, and Connecticut Tribal Leaders Announce Partnership to Collaboratively Plan for Native American Studies Model Curriculum

Hartford, CT – Governor Ned Lamont and the Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) on Nov 30th, announced a new partnership with Connecticut’s recognized tribal nations to create a new Native American studies model curriculum.…

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Governor and Mrs. Lamont Invited by President Biden To Attend White House State Dinner on Thursday, December 1, 2022

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont and First Lady Annie Lamont on Nov 30th, announced that they have been invited by President Joe Biden to attend the state dinner that is being held at the White House on the evening of Thursday, December 1,…

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Governor Lamont Announces Connecticut’s ‘Find Your Vibe’ Tourism Campaign Continues Into Winter

WATCH: Find Your Vibe Winter Campaign Spot Hartford, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Nov 29th, announced that the Connecticut Office of Tourism is continuing its award-winning “Find Your Vibe” tourism campaign through the winter…

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Governor Lamont Signs Legislation Extending Gas Tax Cuts and Fare-Free Bus Service, Increasing Energy Assistance and Pandemic Premium Pay, and Updating the Bottle Bill

WATCH: Governor Lamont signs special session legislation Hartford, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Nov 29th, announced that he has signed into law House Bill 6001, a comprehensive bill that was approved by both chambers of the Connecticut…

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Governor Lamont Statement on Mayor Bronin’s Announcement That He Will Not Seek Re-Election

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont released the following statement regarding the announcement made on Nov 29th, by Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin that he will not seek re-election: “Luke Bronin has been one of Hartford’s most vocal…

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Governor Lamont, State Officials Work With Utilities to Advance a Short-Term Customer Relief Plan To Reduce the Cost of Energy Supply Prices

Hartford, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Nov 28th, announced that in response to calls from his administration and other Connecticut state officials – including the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) and the Office of…

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Governor Lamont Takes First Executive Action Since Re-Election: Calls Legislature Into Special Session for Gas Tax Cuts, Fare-Free Bus Service, Increased Energy Assistance and Pandemic Premium Pay, and Updates to Bottle Bill

Hartford, CT – In his first executive action since being re-elected to a second term earlier this month, Governor Ned Lamont on Nov 23rd, announced that he is calling the Connecticut General Assembly into special session for the purpose of…

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Governor Lamont Provides Update on Connecticut’s Coronavirus Response Efforts - November 23, 2022

Hartford, CT – As the State of Connecticut continues taking actions in response to the global spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Governor Ned Lamont provided the following updates as of 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 23, 2022: Data…

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Governor Lamont's 2022 Thanksgiving Message

Transcript: Happy Thanksgiving, everybody. Do you realize that Thanksgiving is a uniquely American holiday? One of the very few places on Earth where we give thanks on an annual basis goes back, obviously, to the Pilgrims in 1620 and Plymouth…

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Governor Lamont Provides Update on Connecticut's Coronavirus Response Efforts-November 23, 2022

Governor Lamont Provides Update on Connecticut's Coronavirus Response Efforts (HARTFORD, CT) – As the State of Connecticut continues taking actions in response to the global spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Governor Ned Lamont…

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Governor Lamont Announces Plans To Appoint Garrett Eucalitto as Commissioner of the Department of Transportation at Start of Second Term

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Nov 23rd, announced that he is planning to appoint Garrett Eucalitto as commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) when he begins his second term in office early next year.…

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Governor Lamont Announces Connecticut Receives Credit Rating Increase From S and P

Hartford, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Nov 21st, announced that his administration has received notification from credit rating agency Standard & Poor’s (S&P) that it is increasing Connecticut’s general obligation bond…

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Governor Lamont Announces Recruitment Campaign for Healthcare and Direct Support Workers

WATCH: State of Connecticut campaign for healthcare and direct support workers HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont, along with Connecticut Department of Administrative Services Commissioner Michelle Gilman and Connecticut Department of Social…

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Governor Lamont Announces Connecticut Receives Credit Rating Increase From SandP

(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont today announced that his administration has received notification from credit rating agency Standard & Poor’s (S&P) that it is increasing Connecticut’s general obligation bond credit…

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Governor Lamont Provides Update on Connecticut’s Coronavirus Response Efforts - November 17, 2022

Hartford, CT – As the State of Connecticut continues taking actions in response to the global spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Governor Ned Lamont provided the following updates as of 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 17, 2022: Data…

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Governor Lamont, Commissioner Dykes, Consumer Counsel Coleman Statements on Eversource and United Illuminating Supply Rate Increases

Hartford, CT – Governor Ned Lamont, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Commissioner Katie Dykes, and Consumer Counsel Claire Coleman released the following statements in response to new service supply rates from Eversource and…

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Governor Lamont Announces Plans To Appoint Alexandra Daum as Commissioner of the Department of Economic and Community Development at Start of Second Term

Hartford, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Nov 16th, announced that he is planning to appoint Alexandra Daum as commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) when he begins his second term in office early…

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Governor Lamont Announces Jonathan Dach Will Serve as Chief of Staff, Natalie Braswell as General Counsel at Start of His Second Term in Office

Hartford, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Nov 15th, announced that when he begins his second term in office early next year, two administrative changes will occur within the senior leadership of the Office of the Governor, including the…

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Governor Lamont Announces Release of Nearly $8.5 Million in Additional Resources To Connect Those Experiencing Homelessness With Support

Hartford, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Nov 10th, announced that his administration is releasing nearly $8.5 million additional aid to connect those experiencing homelessness with support services – including housing, food, and mental…

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Governor Lamont Provides Update on Connecticut’s Coronavirus Response Efforts - November 10, 2022

Hartford, CT – As the State of Connecticut continues taking actions in response to the global spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Governor Ned Lamont provided the following updates as of 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 10, 2022: Data…

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Governor Lamont Statement Regarding Consensus Revenue Forecast

Hartford, CT – Governor Ned Lamont released the following statement in response to the November consensus revenue forecast that was issued on Nov 10th, by the Office of Policy and Management and the Office of Fiscal Analysis: “While…

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Governor Lamont Says State Will Illuminate the Q Bridge Red, White, and Blue on Thursday and Friday Evenings in Honor of Veterans Day

Hartford, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Nov 10th, announced that the State of Connecticut will illuminate the Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge in New Haven – informally known by residents as the Q Bridge – in red, white, and blue lights…

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Governor Lamont Announces Connecticut National Guard Partners With High School Football Teams for Military Appreciation Games

Hartford, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Nov 3rd, announced that several high school football teams in Connecticut are partnering with the Connecticut National Guard during the month of November to hold Military Appreciation Games in honor of…

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Governor Lamont Provides Update on Connecticut’s Coronavirus Response Efforts - November 3, 2022

Hartford, CT – As the State of Connecticut continues taking actions in response to the global spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Governor Ned Lamont provided the following updates as of 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 3, 2022: Data…

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Governor Lamont Announces Connecticut Receives $13.9 Million Grant To Increase Competitive Integrated Employment for Individuals With Disabilities

Hartford, CT -- Governor Ned Lamont on Oct 31st, announced that the Bureau of Rehabilitation Services, a division of the Connecticut Department of Aging and Disability Services, has been awarded a $13.9 million grant from the U.S. Department of…

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Governor Lamont Announces Open Enrollment Period for Health Coverage Through Access Health CT Has Begun and Runs Through January 15, 2023

Hartford, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Nov 1st, announced that the annual open enrollment period for Connecticut residents who are seeking to enroll in health coverage plans for 2023 through Access Health CT, the state’s official health…

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Governor Lamont Provides Update on Connecticut’s Coronavirus Response Efforts - October 27, 2022

Hartford, CT – As the State of Connecticut continues taking actions in response to the global spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Governor Ned Lamont provided the following updates as of 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 27, 2022: Data…

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Governor Lamont Announces Groundbreaking of the Connecticut National Guard’s Putnam Readiness Center

PUTNAM, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Oct 28th, announced that the Connecticut National Guard held a groundbreaking ceremony in Putnam to commemorate the start of construction on its new Putnam Readiness Center. The readiness center (the…

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Governor Lamont Announces Distribution of $23.9 Million in Renters’ Rebate Assistance for Seniors and Individuals With Disabilities

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Oct 27th, announced that checks totaling $23.9 million are being distributed this week to those who applied for the Connecticut Renters’ Rebate Program. Approximately 45,000 residents in the state…

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Governor Lamont Announces Workers’ Compensation Rates Will Decrease in 2023

Hartford, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Oct 24th, announced that Connecticut businesses will see another rate decrease in workers’ compensation insurance beginning on January 1, 2023. The Connecticut Insurance Department has approved an…

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Governor Lamont Announces $46.6 Million To Support Small Business Growth in Connecticut

Hartford, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Oct 24th, announced that his administration is making a five-year, $46.6 million investment to expand small business assistance programs across Connecticut that will be provided through grants to local…

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Governor Lamont Statement on the Retirement of Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce President Larry McHugh

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Oct 25th, released the following statement regarding the announcement that Larry McHugh, president of the Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce, plans to retire in December following 39 years of leadership…

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Governor Lamont Statement on Oct 21’st Service for Lieutenant DeMonte and Sergeant Hamzy of the Bristol Police Department

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont released the following statement regarding on Oct 21st’s funeral service for Lieutenant Dustin DeMonte and Sergeant Alex Hamzy of the Bristol Police Department: “I want to express my gratitude to…

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Governor Lamont Announces Launch of Streamlined DMV Website and Addition of More Online Service Options

Hartford, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Oct 20th, announced that the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has launched a new website for the state agency (ct.gov/dmv) that streamlines all of the online services it offers in an effort…

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Governor Lamont Provides Update on Connecticut’s Coronavirus Response Efforts - October 20, 2022

Hartford, CT – As the State of Connecticut continues taking actions in response to the global spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Governor Ned Lamont provided the following updates as of 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 20, 2022: Data…

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Governor Lamont Encourages High School Students To Participate in Connecticut’s Annual Teen Safe Driving Video Contest

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Oct 19th, announced that the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and Travelers are teaming up to co-sponsor Connecticut’s 14th annual Teen Safe Driving Video Contest, which engages high…

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Governor Lamont Directs Flags to Return to Full-Staff Friday Evening

(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont today announced that he is directing U.S. and state flags in Connecticut to return to full-staff at sunset on the evening of Friday, October 21, 2022. Flags have been flying at half-staff statewide since…

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Governor Lamont Statement on Today's Service for Lieutenant DeMonte and Sergeant Hamzy of the Bristol Police Department

(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont released the following statement regarding today’s funeral service for Lieutenant Dustin DeMonte and Sergeant Alex Hamzy of the Bristol Police Department: “I want to express my gratitude to…

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Governor Lamont Announces Launch of Streamlined DMV Website and Addition of More Online Service Options

Initiative Part of Lamont Administration’s Efforts to Reduce In-Person Visits and Wait Times at DMV Offices (HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont today announced that the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has launched a new…

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Governor Lamont Encourages High School Students To Participate in Connecticut's Annual Teen Safe Driving Video Contest

(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont today announced that the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and Travelers are teaming up to co-sponsor Connecticut’s 14th annual Teen Safe Driving Video Contest, which engages high school…

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Governor Lamont Provides Update on Connecticut’s Coronavirus Response Efforts - October 13, 2022

Hartford, CT – As the State of Connecticut continues taking actions in response to the global spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Governor Ned Lamont provided the following updates as of 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 13, 2022: Data…

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Governor Lamont Announces $1 Million Grant for I-95 Stamford Traffic and Bridge Safety Study

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Oct 14th, announced that the Connecticut Department of Transportation has been awarded a $1 million grant from the Federal Highway Administration (FHA) to support the state agency in a study it recently…

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Governor Lamont Approves Seven State Grants To Encourage Transit-Oriented Development in Six Municipalities

Hartford, CT -- Governor Ned Lamont on Oct 12th, announced that he is approving the release of $6.8 million in state grants to fund seven projects in six municipalities across Connecticut under a competitive grant program that supports…

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Governor Lamont Statement on Jury Verdict in Trial Involving Alex Jones

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont released the following statement in response to the jury verdict announced on Oct 12th, afternoon in the trial involving Alex Jones, the families of those who were murdered at Sandy Hook Elementary School,…

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Governor Lamont Directs Flags To Half-Staff in Honor of Fallen Bristol Police Officers

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Oct 13th, announced that he is directing U.S. and state flags in Connecticut lowered to half-staff in honor of two officers from the Bristol Police Department who were shot and killed in the line of duty…

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Governor Lamont Announces Connecticut Receives Additional $11 Million for Emergency Rental and Utility Assistance Program

Hartford, CT -- Governor Ned Lamont on Oct 11th, announced that Connecticut has been allocated an additional $11 million from the U.S. Department of the Treasury to support UniteCT, the state’s premier program providing rent and utility…

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Governor Lamont Receives Omicron Bivalent COVID-19 Booster and Flu Shot, Encourages Connecticut Residents To Get the Added Protection as Winter Approaches

Hartford, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Oct 7th, visited a Connecticut Department of Public Health mobile vaccination van clinic in Hartford, where he was administered a dose of the recently authorized bivalent COVID-19 vaccine booster, which is…

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Governor Lamont Announces Significant Enrollment in Newly Launched CareerConneCT Job Training Initiative

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Oct 7th, announced that more than 1,108 Connecticut residents have enrolled in CareerConneCT since the state’s newest and largest job training initiative, which is administered by the Connecticut…

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Governor Lamont and Connecticut Airport Authority Announce Aer Lingus Resuming Service at Bradley International Airport Following Pause Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont and the Connecticut Airport Authority on Oct 6th, announced that Aer Lingus will resume its popular nonstop flight from Bradley International Airport to Dublin, Ireland beginning March 26, 2023, bringing…

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Governor Lamont Announces $70 Million in Appreciation Bonus Payments for Connecticut Child Care Workers

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Oct 6th, announced that his administration is releasing $70 million in state funding that will be used to provide bonus payments to the staff of child care providers in Connecticut who provide safe and…

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Governor Lamont Provides Update on Connecticut’s Coronavirus Response Efforts - October 6, 2022

Hartford, CT – As the State of Connecticut continues taking actions in response to the global spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Governor Ned Lamont provided the following updates as of 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 6, 2022: Data…

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Governor Lamont Announces Bristol Educator Named Connecticut’s 2023 Teacher of the Year

BRISTOL, CT – Governor Ned Lamont and Connecticut Education Commissioner Charlene M. Russell-Tucker on Oct 6th, announced that Carolyn Kielma, a science teacher at Bristol Eastern High School in Bristol, has been selected as…

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Governor Lamont Reduces Drought Advisory for New London and Windham Counties to Stage 2

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Oct 6th, announced that due to recent rainfall that has brought some relief to lower than normal conditions in the state, he is reducing the drought advisory that he declared in August for New London and…

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Governor Lamont Statement on President Biden’s Action Granting Federal Pardons for Simple Possession of Marijuana

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont released the following statement regarding the announcement made on Oct 6th, by President Joe Biden that he is granting pardons to all Americans who have been convicted under federal law of the offense of…

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Governor Lamont Announces Connecticut’s ‘Find Your Vibe’ Tourism Campaign Continues Into Fall

Hartford, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Oct 5th, announced that the Connecticut Office of Tourism is extending its successful “Find Your Vibe” tourism campaign, which launched this summer, into the fall through the launch of a new…

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Governor Lamont Announces Farmers in All Eight Connecticut Counties Now Eligible for Federal Disaster Assistance Due to Drought

Hartford, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Oct 4th, announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved his request to expand the natural disaster declaration that it recently approved for certain parts of Connecticut due to the drought…

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Governor Lamont Highlights Resources for Job Opportunities During National Disability Employment Awareness Month

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Oct 4th, is commemorating National Disability Employment Awareness Month and highlighting the many resources offered in Connecticut to ensure that people with disabilities have full access to employment…

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Governor Lamont Appoints Leander Dolphin to Judicial Selection Commission; Members Select Her To Serve as Chairperson

Hartford, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Oct 3rd, announced that he has appointed Leander A. Dolphin of Hartford to serve as a member of the Connecticut Judicial Selection Commission. The commission is the state body responsible for seeking and…

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Governor Lamont Announces Connecticut Receives Federal Grant To Support the Timely Processing of Sexual Assault Evidence Kits

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Oct 3rd, announced that the Connecticut Forensic Science Laboratory, a division within the Connecticut Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, has been awarded a $1.2 million grant from the…

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Governor Lamont Announces Connecticut Receives Grant for Development of a Unified Statewide Forensic Management Interface That Will Strengthen Investigations of Firearms in Crimes

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Sep 30th, announced that the Connecticut Forensic Science Laboratory, a division within the Connecticut Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, has been awarded a $700,000 grant from the…

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Governor Lamont Provides Update on Connecticut’s Coronavirus Response Efforts - September 29, 2022

HARTFORD, CT – As the State of Connecticut continues taking actions in response to the global spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Governor Ned Lamont provided the following updates as of 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 29, 2022: Data…

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Governor Lamont Announces Connecticut Receives National Recognition for Digital Government Excellence

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Sep 29th, announced that the Center for Digital Government has given Connecticut national recognition for its ongoing digital government efforts, awarding the state with a grade of A- and ranking it third…

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Governor Lamont Announces Increase in Food Assistance for Connecticut Residents Beginning October 1, 2022

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Sep 28th, announced that the Connecticut Department of Social Services (DSS) will implement new eligibility benefit levels in the state’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) beginning…

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Governor Lamont Leads New England Governors in Urging Congress To Approve Supplemental Aid Package for Home Heating Assistance

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont and the governors of Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont on Sep 26th, sent the following letter to Congressional leaders thanking them for their longstanding support of the Low…

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Governor Lamont Announces Clean Energy Investment Plan and Plans for Next Procurement of Energy Resources To Meet Climate Goals

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Sep 27th, announced a new energy investment plan to secure low-cost clean energy to meet Connecticut’s climate goals through the release of the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection…

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Governor Lamont Statement on Connecticut’s Annual Crime Statistics Report

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont issued the following statement in response to Sep 26th’s release of Connecticut’s annual crime statistics report, which compiles data on crimes reported to law enforcement agencies in the state…

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Governor Lamont Provides Update on Connecticut’s Coronavirus Response Efforts for September 22, 2022

Hartford, CT – As the State of Connecticut continues taking actions in response to the global spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Governor Ned Lamont provided the following updates as of 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 22, 2022: …

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Governor Lamont Announces Launch of Education Campaign on Responsible Cannabis Consumption

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Sep 20th, announced that the State of Connecticut is launching an education campaign to promote responsible cannabis use by adults. The campaign contains a collection of materials that cover how to…

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Governor Lamont Says on Sep 21st’s Historic $2.8 Billion Special Pension Payment is One of the Strongest Fiscal Stability Moves Connecticut Has Made in a Generation

Hartford, CT – Governor Ned Lamont is applauding the announcement made on Sep 21st, by State Comptroller Natalie Braswell that her office is transferring $3.1 billion of Connecticut’s operating surplus into the budget reserve fund…

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Governor Lamont Launches State Grant Program to Assist Communities With Strengthening Resilience to Climate Change

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont today announced the launch of the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Climate Resilience Fund, a state grant program that will help communities in the state plan and prepare…

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Governor Lamont Approves $31.3 Million in State Grants to 77 Small Towns for Infrastructure Improvements

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Sep 19th, announced that he is approving $31.3 million in state grants for 77 small towns in Connecticut to complete a wide variety of infrastructure improvements, such as the road safety reconstruction…

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Governor Lamont Approves $500,000 State Grant for Girls Softball Field in Coventry

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Sep 19th, announced that he is approving a $500,000 state grant for the Town of Coventry to create a permanent softball field for use by the Coventry Girls Softball League. The state funding helps bring…

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Governor Lamont Directs Flags to Return to Full-Staff Monday Evening

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Sep 19th, announced that he is directing U.S. and state flags in Connecticut to return to full-staff at sunset on the evening of Monday, September 19, 2022. Flags are currently at half-staff as a mark of…

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Governor Lamont Applauds $53 Million in Federal Funding to Connecticut for Water Infrastructure Improvements

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Sep 17th, is applauding the announcement from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that the State of Connecticut is being awarded more than $53 million in funding from President Joe Biden’s…

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Governor Lamont and Commissioner Russell-Tucker Announce Winners of the 2021-22 FAFSA Challenge, Launch Year 3 of the Program

Hartford, CT – Governor Ned Lamont and Education Commissioner Charlene Russell-Tucker on Sep 16th, celebrated schools and districts around Connecticut for successfully improving Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) completion rates…

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Governor Lamont and Commissioner Russell-Tucker Congratulate Four Connecticut Public Schools on Being Named 2022 National Blue Ribbon Schools

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont and Connecticut Education Commissioner Charlene Russell-Tucker are congratulating four public schools in Connecticut on being named by the U.S. Department of Education as 2022 National Blue Ribbon Schools.…

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Governor Lamont Provides Update on Connecticut’s Coronavirus Response Efforts for September 15, 2022

Hartford, CT – As the State of Connecticut continues taking actions in response to the global spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Governor Ned Lamont provided the following updates as of 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 15, 2022: …

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Governor Lamont Applauds White House Approval of Connecticut’s Plan To Build Electric Vehicle Fast Chargers Along the State’s Highways

Hartford, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Sep 15th, is applauding the announcement from the White House that the plan Connecticut submitted to the U.S. Department of Transportation under the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula…

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Governor Lamont Announces $150 Million To Make Additional Air Filtration System Upgrades in Connecticut Public Schools

WATCH: Governor Lamont announces funding to support additional HVAC upgrades in public schools Hartford, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Sep 14th, announced that his administration is releasing $150 million toward a newly established state…

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Governor Lamont Breaks Ground on New Train Station in Windsor Locks

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Sep 14th, joined state and local officials to officially break ground on a new train station and a roadway safety and track improvement project in Windsor Locks. Located in downtown area of the town next…

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Governor Lamont Applauds Federal Report Ranking Connecticut a National Leader in Medicaid Application and Eligibility Processing Speed

Hartford, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Sep 12th, is applauding the release of a report from the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services ranking Connecticut among the top four states nationally and the best in New England for Medicaid…

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Governor Lamont Submits Request for Agricultural Disaster Declarations in Litchfield and New Haven Counties Due To Ongoing Drought

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Sep 12th, announced that he has submitted a request to the U.S. Department of Agriculture for primary natural disaster declarations to be approved in Litchfield and New Haven counties due to damages…

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Governor Lamont Statement on Lawsuit Challenging Connecticut’s Assault Weapons Ban

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Sep 9th, released the following statement in response to a federal lawsuit filed by the National Foundation for Gun Rights challenging Connecticut’s ban on assault weapons and large-capacity…

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Connecticut Remembers: 21st Annual 9/11 Memorial Ceremony

There are 161 people with ties to Connecticut who were killed in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States. Their names are included on the state's official 9/11 memorial, located at Sherwood Island State Park in Westport.…

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Governor Lamont Directs Flags To Remain Lowered Sunday in Observance of 9/11 Anniversary

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Sep 8th, announced that he is directing U.S. and state flags in Connecticut to remain lowered to half-staff on Sunday, September 11, 2022, in remembrance of the nearly 3,000 people who were killed in the…

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Governor Lamont Provides Update on Connecticut’s Coronavirus Response Efforts for September 8, 2022

Hartford, CT – As the State of Connecticut continues taking actions in response to the global spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Governor Ned Lamont provided the following updates as of 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 8, 2022: …

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Governor Lamont Announces Connecticut Office of Early Childhood’s Care 4 Kids Parent Portal Named Finalist for National Information Technology Award

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Sep 8th, announced that the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) has named the Connecticut Office of Early Childhood’s innovative and family-friendly Care 4 Kids Parent…

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Governor Lamont and Lt. Governor Bysiewicz Statements on the Death of Queen Elizabeth II

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont and Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz released the following statements regarding the death of Queen Elizabeth II: Governor Lamont said, “Queen Elizabeth II set a standard throughout her lifetime for…

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Governor Lamont: Flags Lowered To Half-Staff in Honor of Queen Elizabeth II

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Sep 8th, announced that – in accordance with a proclamation from President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. directing flags to be lowered throughout the country as a mark of solemn respect for the memory of…

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Governor Lamont and Congressman Courtney Applaud Second Circuit Decision in Case Involving Long Island Sound and Connecticut’s Maritime Industry

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont and Congressman Joe Courtney are applauding on Sep 2nd’s decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in the case of Rosado v. Pruitt, saying that it marks a significant victory for…

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Governor Lamont and Spirit Airlines Announce New Nonstop Service to Jamaica from Bradley International Airport

Windsor Locks, CT – Governor Ned Lamont Sep 1st, joined officials from the Connecticut Airport Authority and Spirit Airlines to announce that the airline will be adding new, nonstop service from Bradley International Airport to Montego Bay,…

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Governor Lamont Provides Update on Connecticut’s Coronavirus Response Efforts - September 1, 2022

Hartford, CT – As the State of Connecticut continues taking actions in response to the global spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Governor Ned Lamont provided the following updates as of 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 1, 2022: Data…

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Governor Lamont Statement on Hiring Practices at Local School Districts

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Aug 31st, released the following statement regarding hiring practices at local school districts: “Discrimination of any kind has no place in Connecticut, especially in our public schools. This is…

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Governor Lamont Declares Overdose Awareness Day, Encourages Outreach to Resources in Connecticut

Hartford, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Aug 31st, announced that he has signed a proclamation declaring Wednesday, August 31, 2022, as Overdose Awareness Day in Connecticut to raise awareness and reduce the stigma of the nationwide problem…

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Governor Lamont Announces Application Period for 2022-2023 Winter Season of the Connecticut Energy Assistance Program Begins on September 1, 2022

Hartford, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Aug 31st, announced that the application period for the 2022-2023 winter season of the Connecticut Energy Assistance Program (CEAP) will begin on September 1, 2022. The program helps Connecticut residents…

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Governor Lamont Announces Federal Approval of Connecticut’s Plan To Deploy $42.9 Million in ARPA Funding To Increase Broadband Internet Access in Underserved Areas

Hartford, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Aug 30th, announced that his administration’s plan to use $42.9 million in American Rescue Plan funding to launch a program that will construct and deploy the necessary infrastructure to expand…

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Governor Lamont Announces Inaugural Meeting of the Connecticut Commission on Community Gun Violence Intervention and Prevention

HARTFORD, CT -– Governor Ned Lamont on Aug 30th, announced that the State of Connecticut’s newly established Commission on Community Gun Violence Intervention and Prevention will hold its inaugural meeting on Wednesday, August 31, 2022,…

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Governor Lamont and Lt. Governor Bysiewicz Invite Public To Attend Connecticut’s Annual 9/11 Memorial Ceremony

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont and Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz are inviting members of the public to attend the State of Connecticut’s annual 9/11 Memorial Ceremony, honoring and celebrating the lives of those killed in the…

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Governor Lamont Applauds U.S. News and World Report Study Ranking Connecticut Among the Best States for Gender Equality

WATCH: Governor Lamont discusses the U.S. News Best States for Gender Equality rankings Hartford, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Aug 26th, is applauding the release of a study from U.S. News & World Report ranking Connecticut as one of the…

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Governor Lamont Provides Update on Connecticut’s Coronavirus Response Efforts for August 25, 2022

Hartford, CT – As the State of Connecticut continues taking actions in response to the global spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Governor Ned Lamont provided the following updates as of 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 25, 2022: Data…

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Governor Lamont Announces Child Tax Rebates Are Being Issued This Week

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont today announced that the Connecticut Department of Revenue Services this week began issuing rebates to qualified households as part of the 2022 Connecticut Child Tax Rebate program. The state agency…

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Governor Lamont Announces U.S. Department of Agriculture Designates New London and Windham Counties as Primary Natural Disaster Areas Due to Drought

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Aug 26th, announced that he has received notification from U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Thomas J. Vilsack that New London and Windham counties have been designed by the federal agency as primary natural…

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Governor Lamont’s 2022 Back-to-School Message

Hartford, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Aug 23rd, shared the following back-to-school video message onto his social media channels, including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube: Click Here to Watch Video of Governor Lamont …

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Governor Lamont Highlights Study Ranking Connecticut as the State With the Nation’s Best Community College System

WATCH: News conference on Connecticut’s top ranking among community colleges HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Aug 23rd, held an event in Hartford with officials and students from Connecticut State Colleges and Universities…

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Governor Lamont’s 2022 Back-to-School Message

(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont today shared the following back-to-school video message onto his social media channels, including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube: Transcript: All right, everybody. It’s almost…

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Governor Lamont Highlights Study Ranking Connecticut as the State With the Nation’s Best Community College System, Encourages Potential Students To Enroll Before Fall Semester Begins Next Week

(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont today held an event in Hartford with officials and students from Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (CSCU) to highlight the release of a recent study from WalletHub ranking Connecticut as the state…

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Governor Lamont Provides Update on Connecticut’s Coronavirus Response Efforts for August 18, 2022

Hartford, CT – As the State of Connecticut continues taking actions in response to the global spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Governor Ned Lamont provided the following updates as of 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 18, 2022: Data…

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Governor Lamont Announces 15,000 Low-Income Households With Children Will Receive a Back-to-School, COVID-19 Relief Special Benefit on Sunday

Hartford, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Aug 19th, announced that the Connecticut Department of Social Services this weekend will deliver a one-time, back-to-school, COVID-19 relief special benefit of $257.87 per child to more than 15,000…

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Governor Lamont Declares Stage 3 Drought Conditions for New London and Windham Counties

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Aug 18th, announced that at the recommendation of the Connecticut Interagency Drought Workgroup, he is declaring a Stage 3 drought level for New London and Windham counties due to more serious conditions…

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Governor Lamont, Congressional Delegation Announce Connecticut Receives $85.2 Million in Federal Grants for Rail Improvements on the Northeast Corridor

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont and Connecticut’s Congressional delegation on Aug 18th, announced that Connecticut has been awarded two grants totaling more than $85.2 million from the Federal Railroad Administration for major…

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Governor Lamont Announces Connecticut’s Second Sales Tax-Free Week of the Year Starts August 21, 2022

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Aug 17th, announced that the State of Connecticut will hold Sales Tax-Free Week from Sunday, August 21, 2022, to Saturday, August 27, 2022. During this one-week sales tax holiday, retail purchases of…

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Governor Lamont Announces Connecticut Receives $20.4M Federal Grant To Modernize Bus System in Southeastern Region

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Aug 17th, announced that the Connecticut Department of Transportation has been awarded a $20,394,000 grant from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to fund major capital improvements at the Southeast…

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Governor Lamont Announces Stifel Expanding Operations and Adding Jobs in Connecticut

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Aug 18th, announced that global wealth management and investment banking company Stifel will be expanding its presence in Connecticut through the addition of a new office in Stamford, where it will create…

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Governor Lamont Announces Commencement of CareerConneCT, a Holistic Approach To Help Workers Impacted by COVID-19 Through Job Training Programs

GROTON, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Aug 16th, announced the commencement of 19 job training programs funded by CareerConneCT, a $70 million program designed to support getting individuals in Connecticut whose employment has been impacted by…

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Governor Lamont Statement on the Signing of the Inflation Reduction Act

Hartford, CT – Governor Ned Lamont released the following statement regarding on Aug 16th’s signing of the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 by President Joe Biden: “Once again, President Biden and Congressional Democrats have…

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Governor Lamont Provides Update on Connecticut’s Coronavirus Response Efforts for August 11, 2022

Hartford, CT – As the State of Connecticut continues taking actions in response to the global spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Governor Ned Lamont provided the following updates as of 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 11, 2022: Data…

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Governor Lamont Statement on the Retirement of Mystic Aquarium President and CEO Stephen Coan

Hartford, CT – Governor Ned Lamont released the following statement regarding the announcement made on Aug 11th, that Dr. Stephen M. Coan, president and CEO of Sea Research Foundation, Inc., the nonprofit organization that operates Mystic…

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Governor Lamont Highlights Expansion of Food Assistance Programs To Increase Access to Locally Grown Food at Connecticut Farmers Markets

Middletown, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Aug 12th, visited the Middletown Farmers Market to celebrate National Farmers Market Week and highlight the recent expansion of the state’s food assistance programs to provide increased access to…

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Governor Lamont Statement on Settlement With the Federal Government Affirming the Legitimacy of Connecticut Pardons

Hartford, CT – Governor Ned Lamont released the following statement regarding the announcement made on Aug 12th, that Attorney General William Tong has reached an agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Attorney’s…

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Governor Lamont Announces Distribution of $30 Million in Grants To Support Hospitality Businesses Negatively Impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Aug 8th, announced that beginning this week, the State of Connecticut will deliver $30 million in grants to more than 1,700 of the state’s hospitality sector businesses that suffered financial losses…

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Governor Lamont Extends Connecticut’s Extreme Hot Weather Protocol Through Tuesday Morning

Hartford, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Aug 4th, announced that due to an updated forecast indicating that temperatures in the state are expected to remain very high for the next several days, he is directing Connecticut’s extreme hot…

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Governor Lamont Announces New Reproductive Rights Website and Infoline for Individuals Seeking Assistance With Abortion Services in Connecticut

HARTFORD, CT – In the wake of the Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade, Governor Ned Lamont on Aug 5th, announced that the State of Connecticut has launched a reproductive rights telephone hotline and website to help people seeking…

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Governor Lamont Signs Legislation Strengthening Childhood Lead Poisoning Standards

WATERBURY, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Aug 5th, announced that he has signed into law Public Act 22-49, which will align Connecticut’s standards on childhood lead poisoning with federal standards and help alleviate the risks associated…

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Governor Lamont Announces Connecticut Awarded $23.9 Million in Federal Funding To Support Workforce Training Initiative

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Aug 4th, announced that the Connecticut Office of Workforce Strategy is being awarded a $23.9 million American Rescue Plan Good Jobs Challenge grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce to support the…

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Governor Lamont Announces $5.1 Million in State Funding for Additional Infrastructure Upgrades at the Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs Campus in Rocky Hill

Hartford, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Aug 4th, announced that the State of Connecticut is releasing more than $5.1 million in state funding to make additional renovations and improvements to building infrastructure at the campus of the…

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Governor Lamont Provides Update on Connecticut’s Coronavirus Response Efforts - August 4, 2022

Hartford, CT – As the State of Connecticut continues taking actions in response to the global spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Governor Ned Lamont provided the following updates as of 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 4, 2022: Data…

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Governor Lamont Appoints Omarys Vasquez as State Building Inspector

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Aug 3rd, announced that he is appointing Omarys Vasquez of Watertown to serve as Connecticut state building inspector. The position is responsible for the development and administration of the…

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Governor Lamont Announces Launch of Higher Education Program To Increase Opportunities for Aspiring Nurses and Social Workers

NEW HAVEN, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Aug 3rd, announced the launch of CT Health Horizons, a three-year higher education program designed to address statewide shortages in nursing and behavioral health providers. A collaborative partnership…

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Governor Lamont Directs Flags To Half-Staff Wednesday and Thursday in Honor of U.S. Army Reserve Master Sergeant Michael Clark

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Aug 2nd, announced that he is directing U.S. and state flags in Connecticut lowered to half-staff beginning at sunrise on Wednesday, August 3, 2022, through sunset on Thursday, August 4, 2022, in honor of…

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Governor Lamont Announces Department of Revenue Services Receives 239K Applications for 2022 Child Tax Rebate

Hartford, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Aug 1st, announced that as of midnight last night, the Connecticut Department of Revenue received a total of 238,668 applications for the 2022 Connecticut Child Tax Rebate. Those applications represent…

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Governor Lamont Activates Connecticut’s Extreme Hot Weather Protocol From Tuesday, August 2 to Friday, August 5, 2022.

Hartford, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Aug 1st, announced that due to a weather forecast indicating that temperatures over the next several days will be very hot and humid with highs of more than 90 degrees and a heat index in the low to mid…

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Governor Lamont Announces $580 Million Investment for the Protection of Connecticut Waters From Sewage Pollution

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Aug 2nd, announced that the State of Connecticut is making a $580 million investment in construction-ready municipal water pollution control projects that will protect the state’s waters from sewage…

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Governor Lamont Announces More Than 200,000 Households Have Applied for the Child Tax Rebate So Far as the July 31 Deadline Approaches

Hartford, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on July 28th,announced that as of this afternoon, a total of 200,027 households on behalf of 311,513 children have submitted applications for the 2022 Connecticut Child Tax Rebate. This includes more than…

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Governor Lamont Directs $3.5M in Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative Funds to Energy Efficiency Programs for Low-Income Customers That Will Reach an Additional 1,000 Homes

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on July 28th, announced that he is directing $3.5 million in funds from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) to be allocated to Connecticut’s utility-administered energy efficiency programs for…

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Governor Lamont Provides Update on Connecticut’s Coronavirus Response Efforts - July 28, 2022

HARTFORD, CT – As the State of Connecticut continues taking actions in response to the global spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Governor Ned Lamont provided the following updates as of 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 28, 2022: Data…

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Governor Lamont Directs Flags To Half-Staff Friday in Honor of Muddy Brook Firefighter George Brown

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on July 28th, announced that he is directing U.S. and state flags in Connecticut lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Friday, July 29, 2022, in honor of Muddy Brook Fire Department Firefighter…

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Governor Lamont Announces Connecticut Expands Maternal Health Coverage Through HUSKY From 60 Days to Twelve Months After Pregnancy

Hartford, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on July 27th, announced the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has approved the State of Connecticut’s request to extend Medicaid (known in Connecticut as HUSKY) and…

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Governor Lamont Announces $34 Million in State Funding To Support Outdoor Recreation

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on July 27th, announced the anticipated release of $34 million in state funding that will continue his administration’s priority of improving and increasing access to the outdoors for Connecticut…

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Governor Lamont Urges Families to Apply for the Connecticut Child Tax Rebate Before July 31 Deadline

Hartford, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on July 26th, is reminding families that there are only a few days left to apply for the 2022 Connecticut Child Tax Rebate. To receive the state tax rebate, applications must be submitted online to the…

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Governor Lamont Announces Communications Director Max Reiss To Leave State Service

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on July 26th, announced that Max Reiss, communications director for the Office of the Governor, intends to step down from his position in state government to pursue a new professional opportunity in the…

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Governor Lamont Announces New $150 Million Loan Program for Connecticut Small Businesses and Nonprofits

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on July 25th, announced the launch of the Connecticut Small Business Boost Fund, a public-private partnership that provides low-interest loans to small businesses and nonprofits in Connecticut. Applications…

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Governor Lamont Announces Landmark New Climate Law That Will Help Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Transportation

New Haven, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on July 22nd, joined state agency officials, legislators, and environmental stakeholders on the New Haven Green to highlight the enactment of Public Act 22-25, a landmark new law that includes a number of…

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Governor Lamont Provides Update on Connecticut’s Coronavirus Response Efforts - July 21, 2022

HARTFORD, CT – As the State of Connecticut continues taking actions in response to the global spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Governor Ned Lamont provided the following updates as of 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 21, 2022: Data…

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Governor Lamont Announces Federal Approval of Connecticut’s Plan To Support Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses Growth With COVID Recovery Funding

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on July 18th, announced that the U.S. Treasury Department has approved the State of Connecticut’s plan to deploy up to $119.5 million in funding through the American Rescue Plan Act’s (ARPA) State…

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Governor Lamont Activates Connecticut’s Extreme Hot Weather Protocol To Help Ensure the Availability of Cooling Centers Over the Next Several Days

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on July 18th, announced that due to a weather forecast indicating that temperatures over the next several days will reach more than 95 degrees with the heat index expected to go over triple digits at times,…

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Application Deadline to Apply for the CT Child Tax Rebate is July 31, 2022

I just wanted to drop a note to remind everyone about the upcoming deadline to apply for the 2022 Connecticut Child Tax Rebate. Taxpayers can receive a state tax rebate of up to $250 per child for a maximum of three children. Any Connecticut…

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Governor Lamont Signs Legislation Addressing Motor Vehicle Theft

WATCH: News conference announcing the enactment of this new law Hartford, CT – Governor Ned Lamont On July 19th, announced that he has signed into law Public Act 22-115, which updates Connecticut’s criminal justice statutes to…

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Governor Lamont Announces Seven New Technology Education Programs at Connecticut’s Public and Private Colleges and Universities

Hartford, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on July 15th, announced the creation of seven new technology education programs at Connecticut’s public and private colleges and universities. The New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE) and the…

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