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State Budget Analysis: For Nearly Two Decades, Funding Has Been Diverted From Municipalities, Education, and Social Services to Bail out the Special Transportation Fund
The Connecticut Office of Policy and Management today released an analysis showing that nearly every state budget since 2003 has diverted money away from the General Fund that should have been used to fund various items such as municipal aid, education, and nonprofits, and was redirected to balance the state’s Special Transportation Fund (STF), which finances the state’s entire transportation system and is projected to become insolvent in the coming years.
Governor Lamont Supports Puerto Rico’s Request for Major Disaster Declaration Following Devastating Earthquakes
Governor Ned Lamont today delivered the following letter to President Donald Trump expressing strong support for Puerto Rico’s request for a major disaster declaration in response to the powerful 6.4-magnitude earthquake that occurred on January 7 and hundreds of related aftershocks that have caused devastation on the island.
Governor Lamont Announces Hartford Line Surpasses One Million Riders, Exceeding Forecasts
Governor Ned Lamont today announced that newly released data from the Hartford Line shows that more than one million riders have utilized the commuter rail service since its launch on June 18, 2018.
Governor Lamont Announces $1.1 Million State Grant to Supplement Ongoing Homelessness Prevention Efforts
Governor Ned Lamont today announced that his administration is releasing an additional $1.1 million in state funding to support the Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness (CCEH) in the state’s ongoing efforts to prevent families and individuals from becoming homeless, particularly those who are on the verge of homelessness.
Attorney General Tong, Governor Lamont Announce Breakthrough Sheff v. O'Neill Settlement
Attorney General William Tong and Governor Ned Lamont today announced a breakthrough settlement in the Sheff v. O'Neill case, placing the state on a pathway to end 30 years of litigation over how best to reduce racial isolation of Hartford students.
Governor Lamont and Commissioner Lehman on Connecticut’s Economic Growth in the Third Quarter of 2019
Governor Ned Lamont and Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner David Lehman released the following statements regarding the announcement made today by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis that real gross domestic product (GDP) in Connecticut increased by 2.1 percent during the third quarter of 2019.
Governor Lamont Announces Plans to Protect 24 Parcels of Land in Connecticut as Open Space
Governor Ned Lamont today announced that the State of Connecticut is awarding $9.1 million to support grants for 24 communities in the purchase of 2,466 acres of land that will be designated as open space.
Governor Lamont Statement on Today’s Transportation Discussions
Governor Ned Lamont today released the following statement.
Governor Lamont Statement on Reported Attacks on Military Bases in Iraq
Governor Ned Lamont today released the following statement
Governor Lamont, AT&T Announce Public/Private Partnership to Enhance Service on New Haven Line
Governor Ned Lamont today joined executives from AT&T at a news conference in Norwalk to announce the launch of a new public-private partnership that will allow for the deployment of cutting-edge technology along the New Haven Line – the busiest commuter rail line in the United States – from New Haven to Connecticut’s western border that will vastly enhance and improve the traveling experience of commuters.
Governor Lamont Signs Legislation Settling Restaurant Wage Issue
Governor Ned Lamont today announced that he signed into law legislation his administration negotiated that brings a long-sought solution to the ongoing legal issue concerning wages earned by restaurant employees.
Governor Lamont Statement Condemning Anti-Semitism in Wake of Attack in Monsey, New York
Governor Ned Lamont today released the following statement condemning anti-Semitism in the wake of an attack that took place during a Hanukkah celebration in Monsey, New York, last night.
Governor Lamont Visits Connecticut National Guard Troops Stationed in Guantanamo Bay
Governor Ned Lamont today announced that he has returned from a one-day trip to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, where he visited members of the Connecticut National Guard who are deployed overseas in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
Governor Lamont Announces Connecticut Receives $27 Million Grant to Enhance Early Childhood Development
Governor Ned Lamont today announced that the State of Connecticut has been awarded a $26.8 million federal grant that will be used to help the state further its early childhood development goals.
Governor Lamont Applauds Legislative Approval of Agreement His Administration Reached With State’s Hospitals
Governor Ned Lamont is applauding both chambers of the Connecticut General Assembly for voting today to approve an historic agreement his administration reached with the state’s hospitals that will result in the withdrawal of all pending legal claims that various hospitals filed against the state.