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Governor Lamont Applauds The Hartford for Implementing Student Loan Repayment Program for Its Employees
Governor Ned Lamont is applauding an announcement made today by property and casualty insurer The Hartford that it is instituting a student loan repayment program that will help its employees pay down student debt.
Governor Lamont Signs Law Increasing Public Access to Information Within State’s Criminal Justice System
Governor Ned Lamont today joined legislators and stakeholders in the state’s criminal justice system at a bill signing ceremony to commemorate the adoption of a new law the governor proposed that will provide the public with greater information regarding how prosecutors make decisions in criminal cases, particularly when it comes to the screening and charging of cases, pretrial and bail recommendations, diversion to programs, case processing, plea negotiations, and sentencing recommendations.
Governor Lamont Statement on MGM Lawsuit
Governor Ned Lamont released the following statement on the lawsuit filed today by MGM regarding the future of gaming in Connecticut.
Governor Lamont Urges Trump Administration to Stop Its Plans to Eliminate Health Care Discrimination Protections, Further Weakening the Affordable Care Act
Governor Ned Lamont is urging the Trump administration to reverse its plans to further undermine the Affordable Care Act by eliminating important protections instituted by the Obama administration for women, LGBTQ+ persons, and English-language learners.
Governor Lamont: Flags Lowered to Half-Staff for the Victims of the Mass Shootings in Texas and Ohio
Governor Ned Lamont today announced that – in accordance with a presidential proclamation directing flags to be lowered throughout the country as a mark of solemn respect for the victims of this weekend’s mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio – U.S. and state flags in Connecticut will fly at half-staff beginning immediately until sunset on Thursday, August 8, 2019.
Governor Lamont Statement on Mass Shootings in El Paso and Dayton
Governor Ned Lamont today released the following statement regarding the mass shootings that occurred this weekend in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio.
Governor Lamont Encourages Consumers to Support Connecticut Grown Products at the State’s Farmers’ Markets
Governor Ned Lamont is encouraging consumers to explore the more than 110 farmers' markets in Connecticut as states across the country prepare to celebrate National Farmers’ Markets Week, which runs from August 4-10, 2019.
Governor Lamont Orders Major Restructuring of State’s Human Resources Functions to Eliminate Redundancy and Implement Efficiencies
Governor Ned Lamont today announced that he is directing executive branch state agencies to begin a major restructuring of their human resources operations in an effort to reduce bureaucracy and implement efficiencies with the goal of improving the ability of residents to interact with the state, all while saving taxpayer dollars.
Statement from Governor Lamont’s Office on Legislators’ Casino Proposals
Governor Ned Lamont’s Director of Communications Max Reiss released the following statement concerning an announcement today from a group of state legislators on their proposals regarding casinos.
Governor Lamont Directs Assessment of Port Authority and Lottery Management as Part of a Larger Governance and Operational Review of the State’s Eleven Quasi-Public Agencies
Governor Ned Lamont today announced that he is taking further action to investigate and address recent developments at two of Connecticut’s quasi-public agencies – the Connecticut Lottery and the Connecticut Port Authority.
Wall Street Tells Connecticut: Keep the Momentum Going
Governor Ned Lamont is announcing Connecticut’s continued momentum following a successful debt refinancing through the Office of the State Treasurer Friday. Connecticut was able to refinance debt at one of the lowest relative interest rates the state has seen in years.
Governor Lamont Creates Task Force on Housing and Supports for Vulnerable Populations
Governor Ned Lamont today announced that, as part of his ongoing efforts to streamline the services state government provides and create efficiencies for Connecticut residents, he is forming a task force that will be responsible for providing his administration with a coordinated response in support of those who are facing homelessness and in need of other forms of assistance.
Governor Lamont Calls on Connecticut Port Authority Chair to Resign
Governor Ned Lamont today announced that based on actions made by the chair of the Connecticut Port Authority that he believes were inappropriate and unacceptable given the importance of this board, he has called for the resignation of board chair Bonnie Reemsnyder. At today’s board meeting, Reemsnyder submitted her resignation.
Governor Lamont Announces Release of State Assistance for Gun Violence Prevention Efforts
In response to discussions his administration has had with the police chiefs of Bridgeport, Hartford, and New Haven regarding a recent, summertime increase in urban gun violence, Governor Ned Lamont today announced that the state is releasing an extra $25,000 to each city that will help pay for the short-term costs of adding local police patrols above their normal staffing levels that will be specifically focused on curbing violence.
Governor Lamont: Flags Lowered to Half-Staff Tuesday in Honor of U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens
Governor Ned Lamont today announced that – in accordance with a presidential proclamation directing flags to be lowered throughout the country in honor of U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens – U.S. and state flags in Connecticut will fly at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Tuesday, July 23, 2019.