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Governor Lamont Calls Legislature Into Special Session To Change the Date of Connecticut’s Presidential Primary, Authorize Election Monitors To Detect and Prevent Impropriety
Governor Ned Lamont today announced that he has issued a proclamation calling the Connecticut General Assembly to meet in special session next week to consider the approval of several pieces of legislation, including changing the date set by state statute for Connecticut to hold its presidential preference primary, and also authorizing the Secretary of the State to retain an election monitor to detect and prevent irregularity and impropriety in the management of election administration procedures and the conduct of elections in certain municipalities.
Governor Lamont Says Tourism in Connecticut Experiencing Surge, Announces Upgrades To Welcome Centers
Governor Ned Lamont today announced that as the summer season nears its end and autumn approaches, the tourism industry in Connecticut has been experiencing a surge in visitation.
Governor Lamont Announces Launch of CTParks.com: A Cutting-Edge Website Showcasing Connecticut State Parks
Governor Ned Lamont today announced the launch of CTParks.com, the new official website for Connecticut State Parks. The website offers visitors with an innovative online platform showcasing Connecticut State Parks in a more exciting, user-friendly way to help them engage with, learn about, and access state parks and the areas around them.
Governor Lamont and Commissioner Russell-Tucker Congratulate Four Connecticut Public Schools on Being Named 2023 National Blue Ribbon Schools
Governor Ned Lamont and Education Commissioner Charlene Russell-Tucker today are congratulating four public schools in Connecticut for being named by the U.S. Department of Education as 2023 National Blue Ribbon Schools.
Governor Lamont Announces Connecticut's Minimum Wage Will Increase to $15.69 in January Under Its First-Ever Economic Indicator Adjustment
Governor Ned Lamont today announced that beginning on January 1, 2024, Connecticut’s minimum wage will increase from the current rate of $15.00 per hour to $15.69 per hour as a result of the state’s first-ever economic indicator adjustment.
Governor Lamont Calls Legislature Into Special Session To Consider Nomination of Nora Dannehy to the Supreme Court
Governor Ned Lamont today announced that he has issued a proclamation calling the Connecticut General Assembly to meet in special session to consider the nomination of Nora R. Dannehy to serve as an Associate Justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court.
Governor Lamont Directs Flags To Return to Full-Staff Saturday Evening
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 Saturday, September 16, 2023.
Governor Lamont and Comptroller Scanlon Announce Connecticut Prescription Drug Discount Card Program Launches on October 2
Governor Ned Lamont and Comptroller Sean Scanlon today announced that a prescription drug discount card program will launch in Connecticut on October 2, 2023, enabling all residents of the state to receive savings on certain prescription drugs.
Governor Lamont Forms Advisory Panel Within His Administration To Develop Coordinated Strategies That Support the Well-Being of Children and Young People
Governor Ned Lamont today announced that he is forming an advisory panel of state agency leaders within his administration that will be responsible for collaborating on a multi-agency approach toward positive outcomes related to the well-being of children and young people in Connecticut.
Governor Lamont Directs Flags To Remain Lowered Monday in Observance of 9/11 Anniversary
Governor Ned Lamont today announced that he is directing U.S. and state flags in Connecticut to remain lowered at half-staff on Monday, September 11, 2023, in remembrance of the nearly 3,000 people who were killed in the 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States.
Governor Lamont Directs Flags To Half-Staff in Honor of Hartford Police Officer Bobby Garten
Governor Ned Lamont today announced that he is directing U.S. and state flags in Connecticut lowered to half-staff in honor of Hartford Police Officer Bobby Garten, who died last night while in the line of duty.
Governor Lamont Announces Connecticut Receives Federal Agriculture Disaster Declaration Due To Recent Heavy Rains and Flooding
Governor Ned Lamont today announced that he has received notification from U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack informing him that his request has been approved for Connecticut to receive a federal agriculture disaster declaration due to the heavy rainfall that occurred in early July and caused significant flood damage to farms and crops statewide.
Governor Lamont Extends Connecticut's Extreme Hot Weather Protocol Through Friday Evening
Governor Ned Lamont today announced that due to an updated weather forecast, he is directing Connecticut’s extreme hot weather protocol to be extended for an additional day and remain in effect through 8:00 p.m. on Friday, September 8, 2023.
Governor Lamont and Connecticut Emergency Management Officials Kick off National Preparedness Month
Governor Ned Lamont and Connecticut emergency management officials today announced the start of National Preparedness Month. The observance, recognized annually each September, raises awareness about the importance of preparing for disasters and emergencies that could happen at any time.
Governor Lamont Activates Connecticut’s Extreme Hot Weather Protocol From Tuesday to Thursday
Governor Ned Lamont today announced that due to a weather forecast indicating that temperatures over the next couple of days are expected to be very hot and humid, he is directing Connecticut’s extreme hot weather protocol to be activated effective at 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 5, 2023, and remaining in effect through 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 7, 2023.