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Governor Lamont Activates State’s Severe Cold Weather Protocol as Frigid Temps Approach Friday Night
Governor Ned Lamont today announced that as temperatures are anticipated to dip into the single digits and teens on Friday night, he will be activating the state’s Severe Cold Weather Protocol beginning at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, February 14, 2020, and lasting through 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 15.
Governor Lamont and Lt. Governor Bysiewicz Applaud U.S. House Passage of Bill Repealing Deadline for Equal Rights Amendment, Urge Senate Support
Governor Ned Lamont and Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz are applauding the U.S. House of Representatives for voting today to adopt legislation that will remove the deadline for ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment, which would explicitly provide women with equal rights under the U.S. Constitution.
Governor Lamont Announces Launch of Mobile Ticketing App for Hartford Line and Shore Line East
Governor Ned Lamont and Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) Commissioner Joseph Giulietti today announced that the state has launched a mobile app providing commuters of the CTrail Hartford Line and Shore Line East with the ability to purchase tickets for the respective rail lines using their smartphone devices.
Governor Lamont Announces Final Harbor Development Agreement for New London State Pier
Governor Ned Lamont today announced that the State of Connecticut and its partners Gateway Terminal, Ørsted, and Eversource have reached a final agreement on a harbor development plan for State Pier in New London that will transform the pier into a world-class offshore wind center and bring hundreds of well-paying jobs to the area.
Governor Lamont and Lt. Governor Bysiewicz Launch Connecticut’s 2020 Census Website
Governor Ned Lamont and Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz today announced they have launched an official State of Connecticut website for the 2020 U.S. Census.
Governor Lamont Pushes for Continued Progress in 2020 Legislative Proposals
As the 2020 legislative session opened for business today, Governor Ned Lamont delivered to lawmakers a series of proposals, including fiscal year 2021 budget adjustments. Those proposals continue the progress the state has made over the last year by holding the line on taxes, investing in economic growth, protecting our climate, and modernizing key state government processes.
Governor Lamont Appoints Four Members to State Board of Education
Governor Ned Lamont today announced that he is appointing four Connecticut residents to serve as members of the State Board of Education, including Bonnie E. Burr of Brookfield, Karen DuBois-Walton of New Haven, Martha Paluch Prou of Bloomfield, and Awilda Reasco of New Britain.
Governor Lamont Announces Second Connecticut Patient Tests Negative for Coronavirus
Governor Ned Lamont today announced that test results from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirm that a second Connecticut patient that has been under investigation for coronavirus has tested negative.
Governor Lamont Announces 1st Proposals of 2020 State of the State: Retooling Connecticut’s Business Assistance Programs
Governor Ned Lamont today announced that the first proposals he is submitting to the Connecticut General Assembly during the 2020 legislative session will be a package of reforms aimed at retooling the Department of Economic and Community Development’s business assistance programs.
Governor Lamont Statement on Selection of Richard J. Colangelo, Jr. as Chief State’s Attorney
Governor Ned Lamont released the following statement regarding the vote this evening by the Criminal Justice Commission selecting Richard J. Colangelo, Jr. to serve as Connecticut’s next chief state’s attorney.
Governor Lamont Declares ‘Denise D’Ascenzo Day’ Thursday to Mark Legendary News Anchor’s Birthday
Governor Ned Lamont today announced that he has signed a proclamation declaring Thursday, January 30, 2020 as Denise D’Ascenzo Day in the State of Connecticut in recognition of the legendary WFSB news anchor’s birthday.
Governor Lamont Tells Residents State Closely Monitoring for Possible Cases of Coronavirus
Governor Ned Lamont today said that the State of Connecticut is continuing to closely monitor the outbreak of coronavirus in China after the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced several confirmed cases in the United States, none of which are in Connecticut.
Governor Lamont Announces DMV Now Including ‘Non-Binary’ as Gender Option for Driver’s Licenses and ID Cards
Governor Ned Lamont today announced that effective Monday, January 27, 2020, the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has changed its gender designation policy and is now offering a non-binary gender option on driver’s licenses and non-driver identification cards.
Governor Lamont Announces Andrea Barton Reeves Named CEO of the Connecticut Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance Authority
Governor Ned Lamont today announced that Andrea Barton Reeves has been selected by the Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance Authority’s board of directors to serve as the authority’s first chief executive officer.
Governor Lamont Signs Executive Orders on Reducing Healthcare Costs for Connecticut Residents
Governor Ned Lamont today announced that he has signed two executive orders that will directly address healthcare costs, primary care spending, and quality of care for individuals, businesses, and state government.