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Governor Lamont Orders Formation of Working Group to Examine Issues Concerning PFAS
Governor Ned Lamont today announced that he is directing several state agencies, led by the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection and the Department of Public Health, to immediately convene a working group to examine issues related to the chemical PFAS.
Governor Lamont Announces ‘Q Bridge’ to Be Lit Red, White, and Blue for Independence Day
Governor Ned Lamont today announced that the State of Connecticut will illuminate the Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge in New Haven – informally known by residents as the Q Bridge – in red, white, and blue lights on the evenings of Wednesday, July 3 and Thursday, July 4, in observation of Independence Day.
Governor Lamont Reminds Residents During the July 4 Holiday: If You See Something, Say Something
As the Fourth of July holiday approaches, Governor Ned Lamont is reminding people in Connecticut to be aware of their surroundings and if they see something suspicious, say something by contacting authorities.
Governor Lamont Announces All Highway Rest Areas Will Resume 24/7 Operations Beginning July 1
Governor Ned Lamont today announced that all seven of the state-operated highway rest area buildings, including indoor restroom facilities, will be open to the public 24 hours a day, 7 days a week beginning Monday, July 1, 2019.
Governor Lamont Statement on Supreme Court Census Decision
Governor Ned Lamont released the following statement on the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision today regarding the citizenship question and the 2020 census.
Governor Lamont Signs First State Budget: Does Not Include Any Tax Rate Increases or Cuts to Essential Services, Keeps Cities and Towns Whole
Governor Ned Lamont today signed legislation enacting a biennial budget for fiscal years 2020 and 2021, which closes the $3.7 billion deficit he inherited without any tax rate increases or significant cuts to essential services.
Governor Lamont Signs Historic Law Enacting Family and Medical Leave in Connecticut
Joined by lawmakers, small business owners, and working families, Governor Ned Lamont today held a bill signing ceremony to sign a law that will enact a paid family and medical leave program in Connecticut.
Governor Lamont Signs Legislation Supporting Connecticut’s Booming Craft Beer Industry
Governor Ned Lamont today joined legislators and small business owners for a bill signing ceremony at Tribus Beer Company, a locally-owned craft brewery in Milford, to commemorate the enactment of legislation modernizing several of Connecticut’s outdated blue laws in order to support further growth in Connecticut’s booming craft beer industry.
Governor Lamont Signs Legislation Banning Gay and Transgender 'Panic' Defenses in Criminal Cases
Governor Ned Lamont today announced that he has signed legislation prohibiting criminal defendants in Connecticut from using a victim’s actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity as a legal tactic to bolster the defense of the violent crimes for which they are accused.
Governor Lamont: Amazon Will Soon Hire 1,800 Full-Time Employees at New Fulfillment Center in North Haven
Governor Ned Lamont and other state and local leaders today met with executives from Amazon for a tour to view progress on the company’s upcoming fulfillment center in North Haven, during which the executives announced that they are on track to soon begin hiring up to 1,800 full-time employees who will work at the location.
Governor Lamont and DEEP Commissioner Dykes Statements on Trump Administration’s Actions to Replace the Clean Power Plan
Governor Ned Lamont and Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Commissioner Katie Dykes today released the following statements regarding the Trump administration’s actions to replace the Clean Power Plan.
Governor Lamont Releases June Bond Commission Agenda
Governor Ned Lamont today released the agenda for the upcoming meeting of the State Bond Commission, which includes critical funding for initiatives such as local bridge repairs, clean water and drinking water programs, key housing programs, and minority business assistance programs.
Governor Lamont and Other Officials Mark the One-Year Anniversary of the Hartford Line
Governor Ned Lamont today joined Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz, Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) Commissioner Joe Giulietti, U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal and other federal, state and local officials to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the launch of the CTrail Hartford Line – the passenger rail service that has multiple stations in Central Connecticut along the I-91 corridor connecting New Haven, Hartford, and Springfield.
Governor Lamont Announces Departure of Consumer Counsel Elin Swanson Katz
Governor Ned Lamont today announced that the state’s Consumer Counsel, Elin Swanson Katz, has chosen to leave her position with the state effective July 5, 2019 to pursue her passion for improving broadband access for Connecticut’s citizens.
Governor Lamont: Connecticut Partners With College Board to Offer Scholarships for Low-Income Families
Governor Ned Lamont and Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) Commissioner Dianna R. Wentzell today announced that CSDE has teamed up with the College Board to launch a supplemental pool of scholarship funds available to students from lower-income families starting with the class of 2020.