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Governor Lamont and Coalition of Governors Urge the U.S. Supreme Court To Protect Access to Abortion Medication Mifepristone
Governor Ned Lamont today joined a coalition of 22 governors from states across the U.S. in filing an amicus curiae brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of Food and Drug Administration, et al., v. Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine, arguing that, if the court allows a recent Fifth Circuit decision to stand, it could undermine governors’ ability to provide adequate healthcare services and would have far-reaching implications beyond reproductive healthcare.
Governor Lamont Announces $9 Million Investment in Rural Transportation Infrastructure
Governor Ned Lamont and Transportation Commissioner Garrett Eucalitto today announced that the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) is awarding more than $9 million in state grants for transportation infrastructure and safety upgrades in ten rural communities throughout Connecticut.
Governor Lamont Statement on Church Collapse in New London
Governor Ned Lamont today released the following statement.
Governor Lamont Announces $12.1 Million in Small Cities Grants Awarded to Eight Municipalities To Modernize and Rehabilitate Housing and Community Infrastructure
Governor Ned Lamont and Connecticut Housing Commissioner Seila-Mosquera Bruno today announced that the Connecticut Department of Housing is awarding $12.1 million in grants to eight municipalities for upgrades that will modernize and rehabilitate housing for low and moderate-income individuals, as well as community infrastructure.
Governor Lamont Announces Launch of Jobs.CT.Gov
Governor Ned Lamont today announced the launch of Connecticut’s new jobs portal, jobs.ct.gov. The portal is aimed at assisting Connecticut residents and those seeking to move to the state in the process of finding a job.
Governor Lamont Activates Connecticut's Severe Cold Weather Protocol Effective Wednesday Afternoon
Governor Ned Lamont today announced that due a weather forecast indicating that Connecticut will experience a period of extremely cold weather resulting in very low wind chill values over the next several days, he is directing the state’s severe cold weather protocol to go into effect beginning at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 17, 2024, and remaining in effect through noon on Monday, January 22, 2024.
Governor Lamont and Treasurer Russell Announce 7,810 Babies Have Been Born Eligible for Connecticut Baby Bonds
Governor Ned Lamont and Treasurer Erick Russell today announced that 7,810 children across Connecticut have been born automatically eligible for the landmark Connecticut Baby Bonds program since it launched on July 1, 2023.
Governor Lamont Statement on January 2024 Consensus Revenue Forecast
Governor Ned Lamont released the following statement in response to the January 2024 consensus revenue forecast, which was jointly issued today by the Office of Policy and Management and the Office of Fiscal Analysis.
Governor Lamont Announces President Biden Authorizes Declaration Enabling Federal Emergency Response Personnel and Equipment to Assist With the Potential of Additional Flooding in New London County
Governor Ned Lamont today announced that President Joe Biden has authorized an emergency declaration enabling personnel and equipment from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to assist state and local emergency response teams with the possibility of additional flooding in New London County resulting from the January 10, 2024, severe storm, including a potential breach of the privately owned Fitchville Pond Dam in Bozrah.
Governor Lamont Announces Formation of the Connecticut Interagency Council on Homelessness
Governor Ned Lamont today announced that he is establishing a panel of agency heads within his administration that will be known as the Connecticut Interagency Council on Homelessness and will be responsible for collaborating on a multi-agency approach that strengthen the state’s homelessness prevention and response efforts.
Governor Lamont Announces Connecticut Awarded $14.6 Million Federal Grant To Expand Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in Seven Communities
Governor Ned Lamont today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation is awarding the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection with a $14.6 million grant through its Charging and Fueling Infrastructure Grant Program to expand Connecticut’s network of electric vehicle charging stations.
Governor Lamont Announces New Initiative To Promote Outdoor Recreation Economy
Governor Ned Lamont today announced the establishment of the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection’s (DEEP) Office of Outdoor Industry and Experiences, which seeks to grow Connecticut’s outdoor recreation economy by creating partnerships with the private sector.
Governor Lamont Announces Application Period Opens for Next Round of Connecticut's Nonprofit Security Grant Program
Governor Ned Lamont today announced that his administration is preparing to release up to $5 million in state grants to help nonprofit organizations in Connecticut with the costs of implementing infrastructure upgrades that improve security and safety at their facilities.
Governor Lamont Releases Draft State Digital Equity Plan
Governor Ned Lamont today announced that the Connecticut Department of Administrative Services’ Commission for Educational Technology has released “Connecticut: Everyone Connected,” the state’s draft digital equity plan.
Governor Lamont Announces Connecticut Income Tax Rates Go Down, Earned Income Tax Credits Go Up, Senior Pension Exemptions Expand at the Start of 2024
Governor Ned Lamont today announced that three significant tax relief measures will take effect in Connecticut at the start of 2024, and among them are the largest income tax reduction ever enacted in state history, an increase in a tax credit targeting the lowest-income workers, and an expansion of exemptions on certain pension and annuity earnings to benefit seniors.