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Governor Lamont Announces $26 Million in Federal Funding to Assist Low-Income Students Succeed in College
Governor Ned Lamont today announced that Connecticut is receiving a seven-year, $25.8 million Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) grant from the U.S. Department of Education that will assist the state in its efforts to increase the number of low-income students prepared to enter and succeed in postsecondary education.
Statement From Governor Ned Lamont, Governor Gina Raimondo, and Governor Charlie Baker
Governor Ned Lamont of Connecticut, Governor Gina Raimondo of Rhode Island, and Governor Charlie Baker of Massachusetts today released the following joint statement regarding their regional policy meeting that was held today on the campus of Rhode Island College in Providence.
Governor Lamont and Lt. Governor Bysiewicz Condemn Social Media Attacks on Female Candidates for Public Office
Governor Ned Lamont and Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz today released the following joint statement calling for civility on both sides of the political spectrum in light of recent online attacks targeting women running for public office.
Governor Lamont Says Decision to Release School Vaccination Data to the Public Is a Win for Transparency
Governor Ned Lamont today said that a decision by his administration to publicly release data on school-by-school vaccination rates is a win for parents and guardians who want to know basic statistics about the educational institutions in which their children are enrolled.
Governor Lamont Names Colin Cooper as Connecticut’s First Chief Manufacturing Officer
Governor Ned Lamont today announced that he is naming Colin Cooper, former CEO of the Whitcraft Group, to serve as Connecticut’s first-ever chief manufacturing officer.
Governor Lamont: Flags Lowered to Half-Staff in Honor of U.S. Representative Elijah Cummings
Governor Ned Lamont today announced that – in accordance with a presidential proclamation directing flags to be lowered throughout the country as a mark of respect for the memory and longstanding public service of U.S. Representative Elijah E. Cummings of Baltimore, Maryland – U.S. and state flags in Connecticut will fly at half-staff from sunrise to sunset beginning immediately until sunset on Friday, October 18, 2019.
Governor Lamont: Connecticut Mother With Legal Resident Status Granted Stay of Deportation
Governor Ned Lamont today applauded news that the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) has granted a stay of deportation to Hartford resident Wayzaro Walton and agreed to reconsider her case, giving her the opportunity to make the argument that her full and unconditional pardon from the State of Connecticut should recognized.
Governor Lamont: National Organization Commends Connecticut for Achieving Full Sexual Assault Evidence Kit Reform
Governor Ned Lamont today is applauding the news that the Joyful Heart Foundation, a national nonprofit organization that advocates on behalf of sexual assault survivors, has certified Connecticut as having implemented “full reform” concerning policies and procedures on the processing of sexual assault evidence kits.
Governor Lamont Receives Annual Report Evaluating Strength of Connecticut’s Cybersecurity Defenses
This Year’s Report Focuses on Four Utility Companies: Aquarion, Avangrid, Connecticut Water, and Eversource
Governor Lamont Directs Flags to Half-Staff Sunday for National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service
Governor Ned Lamont today announced that he is directing U.S. and state flags in Connecticut to be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Sunday, October 6, 2019 in recognition of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service.
Governor Lamont Statement Regarding First Known Vaping-Related Death in Connecticut
Governor Ned Lamont released the following statement regarding the announcement made today by the Connecticut Department of Public Health that a person with a vaping-related lung injury in Connecticut has died.
Governor Lamont Statement on First Meeting of the Paid Family Medical Leave Insurance Authority
Governor Ned Lamont released the following statement regarding the first meeting of the board of directors of the recently formed Paid Family Medical Leave Insurance Authority, which is responsible for establishing and administering Connecticut’s recently adopted paid family medical leave program.
Governor Lamont Creates Task Force on Transit-Oriented Development in Fairfield County
Governor Ned Lamont today announced that as part of his ongoing efforts to promote economic development and meet the needs of Connecticut businesses and the workforce, he is forming a task force of local and private sector leaders and state agency representatives to advance transit-oriented development (TOD) within Fairfield County.
Governor Lamont Announces Enactment of Law Raising the Age to Purchase Tobacco Products to 21
Governor Ned Lamont is reminding Connecticut residents that a new law he championed and signed earlier this year raising the age to legally purchase tobacco products from 18 to 21 took effect on Tuesday, October 1, 2019.
Governor and Mrs. Lamont Invite Middle School Students to Create Christmas Ornaments for the Governor’s Residence
Governor Ned Lamont and First Lady Annie Lamont today announced that they are inviting middle school students in Connecticut to design and create Christmas ornaments that will be displayed at the Governor’s Residence this holiday season.