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Governor Lamont Announces Progress on Release-Based Cleanup Program To Spur Remediation of Blighted Properties
Governor Ned Lamont, Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Commissioner Katie Dykes, and Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) Interim Commissioner Dan O’Keefe today announced progress on the development of release-based cleanup regulations that will streamline the remediation and redevelopment of blighted properties impacted by pollution from past industrial uses.
Governor Lamont Nominates 22 Jurists To Serve as Judges of the Connecticut Superior Court
Governor Ned Lamont today announced that he is nominating 22 jurists to serve as judges of the Connecticut Superior Court and one jurist to serve as a family support magistrate.
Governor Lamont Commemorates International Open Data Day, Celebrates Ten-Year Anniversary of Connecticut’s Open Data Portal
Governor Ned Lamont today is marking International Open Data Day – which this year is celebrated on Saturday, March 2, 2024 – by highlighting the availability of data for the public through the Connecticut Open Data Portal, data.ct.gov.
Governor Lamont Announces Rachel Lenda To Serve as Connecticut Tourism Director
Governor Ned Lamont today announced that Rachel Lenda will serve as the new director of the Connecticut Office of Tourism. Lenda brings a wealth of tourism and hospitality experience to the team and holds the distinction of being the first Connecticut born and raised resident to occupy this position in a generation.
Governor Lamont Announces Grand Opening of New Parking Garage at the Stamford Transportation Center, Releases Master Plan for Future Investments in the City
Governor Ned Lamont and Connecticut Transportation Commissioner Garrett Eucalitto today hosted a ceremony attended by local and state officials and members of the public to commemorate the grand opening of the new parking garage at the Stewart B. McKinney Transportation Center (commonly known by many as the Stamford Transportation Center), which is now available for use by the public.
Governor Lamont Announces Launch of Pilot Program at UConn Health Using Innovative Technology To Reduce Carbon Footprint and Deliver Substantial Energy Cost Savings
Governor Ned Lamont today announced the approval of a 12-month pilot program launching at UConn Health’s Child Care Center building in Farmington that will involve the deploying of an innovative new technology developed by the Shelton-based company Budderfly to assist in helping the healthcare system and hospital achieve a net zero carbon footprint and deliver a substantial energy cost savings.
Governor Lamont Announces Applications Now Being Accepted for New Members To Serve on the Connecticut Office of Early Childhood's Parent Cabinet
Governor Ned Lamont today announced that the Connecticut Office of Early Childhood is now accepting applications for a new cohort of members to serve on its Parent Cabinet.
Governor Lamont: Education Funding Works Best When It’s Directed to Classrooms
Governor Ned Lamont today expressed his support for sending state funding intended for education services directly to classrooms, saying that students will benefit best when this money is used to support the hiring of teachers and the purchasing of necessary classroom equipment.
Governor Lamont Signs Legislation Approving $17 Million To Cover Federal Gap in Winter Heating Assistance
Governor Ned Lamont today announced that he has signed into law legislation approved this afternoon by the Connecticut General Assembly that allocates $17 million to cover a gap in federal assistance to the state this winter from the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).
Governor Lamont Asks Legislature To Approve Funding Increase for Early Childhood Education
Governor Ned Lamont today announced that he is asking the Connecticut General Assembly to approve a $43.4 million increase in funding to support the expansion of early childhood education services statewide when they vote on the fiscal year 2025 state budget in the coming weeks.
Governor Lamont Announces Tandem and Empty Tractor Trailer Travel Ban Lifted
Governor Ned Lamont today announced that the order that went into effect earlier today banning travel by all tandem tractor trailers and empty tractor trailers on all limited access highways in Connecticut because of the impacts of the winter storm has been lifted as of 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 13, 2024.
Governor Lamont Orders Executive Branch State Office Buildings Closed to the Public Tuesday Due to Winter Storm
Governor Ned Lamont today announced that he is ordering all State of Connecticut executive branch office buildings closed to the public on Tuesday, February 13, 2024, due to the significant winter storm that is anticipated to impact the state throughout the day.
Governor Lamont Implements Ban on All Tandem Tractor Trailers and Empty Tractor Trailers Ahead of Winter Storm
Governor Ned Lamont today announced that due to the severe winter storm that is anticipated to impact Connecticut, he has signed an order banning all tandem tractor trailers and empty tractor trailers from traveling on all limited access highways statewide effective at 12:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 13, 2024, and remaining in effect until further notice.
Governor Lamont Receives Final Report of Independent Investigation Into State Police Traffic Records
Governor Ned Lamont today announced that he has received the final report of the independent investigation that he ordered in response to the release of an audit conducted by the Connecticut Racial Profiling Prohibition Project concerning Connecticut State Police traffic records.
Governor Lamont Unveils First Legislative Proposal of 2024: Eliminate Licensure Application Fees for Certain Education, Childcare, and Healthcare Workers
Governor Ned Lamont today announced that the fiscal year 2025 budget adjustment proposal that he will present to lawmakers when they meet in February to convene the next legislative session will include a recommendation that licensure application fees required for workers to obtain certain jobs in the education, childcare, and healthcare fields be eliminated.