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Governor Lamont Receives Final Action Plan From PFAS Task Force
Governor Ned Lamont today announced that the Connecticut Interagency PFAS Task Force, the group he created this summer and tasked with making recommendations for him to consider that address the potential harmful effects of a widely-used class of chemicals known as PFAS, has transmitted to his office its final action plan.
Governor Lamont Announces Woodland Regional High School Educator Named Connecticut’s 2020 Teacher of the Year
Governor Ned Lamont and Connecticut Education Commissioner Miguel Cardona today announced that Meghan Hatch-Geary, an English teacher from Regional School District 16’s Woodland Regional High School in Beacon Falls, has been selected as Connecticut’s 2020 Teacher of the Year, the state’s highest recognition honoring extraordinary teachers.
Governor Lamont Announces Launch of Loan Program Providing Supplementary Assistance to Homeowners with Crumbling Foundations
Governor Ned Lamont today announced that a new loan program administered by the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority (CHFA) assisting homeowners with the associated costs of replacing their pyrrhotite-damaged foundations has launched and can now be obtained through participating financial institutions.
Governor Lamont Statement on the Passing of Supreme Court Justice Robert I. Berdon
Governor Ned Lamont released the following statement regarding the Honorable Robert I. Berdon, retired Justice of the State Supreme Court, who passed away on Thursday, October 31.
Governor Lamont Statement on State Auditors’ Report of the Connecticut Port Authority
Governor Ned Lamont issued the following statement regarding the release of a report by the Connecticut State Auditors of Public Accounts on the Connecticut Port Authority.
Governor and First Lady Lamont Tell Trick-Or-Treaters to Check Their Candy Wrappers for a Golden Ticket
Connecticut Businesses and Tourist Attractions Donate Surprise Gifts to Halloween Visitors at the Governor’s Residence
Governor Lamont Announces Launch of Online Tool to Attract Investment in Connecticut Opportunity Zones
Governor Ned Lamont today welcomed guests to the State of Connecticut’s marquee conference on opportunity zones that was attended by over 400 investors, developers, and municipal leaders, who convened to hear about the state’s new approach to enhance existing opportunity zones, including the launch of a new online tool designed to attract investment in Connecticut.
Governor Lamont Forms Council to Ensure Businesses Have Access to the Best Trained Workers in the Country
Governor Ned Lamont today announced that he has signed an executive order directing the creation of the Governor’s Workforce Council, a body that will be responsible for partnering with the business community and knocking down barriers among state government agencies so that Connecticut can have the most aligned, high-quality, and equitable workforce development system in the country.
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 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 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: 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.