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Governor Lamont Announces Opposition to Trump Administration’s Rollback of Light Bulb Standards
Governor Ned Lamont and Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Commissioner Katie Dykes today announced their opposition to plans by the Trump administration to roll back energy efficiency standards that are scheduled to take effect in 2020 for light bulbs used in U.S. homes and businesses.
Governor Lamont Signs Executive Order Strengthening Connecticut’s Efforts to Mitigate Climate Change
Governor Ned Lamont today announced that he has signed an executive order strengthening Connecticut’s ongoing efforts to combat the effects of climate change and ensure that the state’s communities are as resilient as possible to rising sea levels and increasingly powerful storms.
Governor Lamont Directs State Flags to Half-Staff Saturday in Recognition of International Overdose Awareness Day
Governor Ned Lamont today announced that he is directing the flag of the State of Connecticut to be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Saturday, August 31, 2019, in recognition of International Overdose Awareness Day.
Governor Lamont Signs Bills Expanding State Services for Veterans During Their Post-Military Careers and Throughout Their Lives
Joined by military veterans, legislators, and advocates, Governor Ned Lamont today held a bill signing ceremony at the West Haven Veterans Museum and Learning Center to commemorate the enactment of three new laws adopted with the intention of expanding the ability of veterans to access certain state services and provide assistance after they have returned to civilian life.
Governor Lamont Selects Dan Toscano to Serve as Chair of the UConn Board of Trustees
Governor Ned Lamont today announced that he is appointing Dan Toscano of Darien to serve as chair of the UConn Board of Trustees, the governing body responsible for serving Connecticut’s flagship university.
Statement from Governor Lamont’s Office on Vaccination Data
Max Reiss, Director of Communications for Governor Ned Lamont, released the following statement regarding vaccination data.
Governor Lamont and Coalition of Governors Urge Trump Administration to Reverse Proposal Disqualifying Millions of Low-Income Americans from Food Assistance
Governor Ned Lamont and a coalition of 16 other governors from states throughout the country today sent a letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue voicing their opposition to a proposed rule that will change the way in which states are allowed to administer Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, formerly known as food stamps.
Governor Lamont and Lt. Governor Bysiewicz Invite Residents to Attend Connecticut’s Annual 9/11 Memorial Ceremony
Governor Ned Lamont and Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz are inviting members of the public to attend the State of Connecticut’s 18th annual 9/11 Memorial Ceremony, honoring and celebrating the lives of those killed in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
Governor Lamont Statement on the Retirement of Chief State’s Attorney Kevin Kane
Governor Ned Lamont today released the following statement regarding the announcement made by Chief State’s Attorney Kevin T. Kane that he intends to retire effective November 1.
Governor Lamont Requests Participation of Legislative Leadership in Discussions on Future of State’s Quasi-Public Agencies
Consistent with actions he has recently taken in regards to the Connecticut Port Authority and the Connecticut Lottery, Governor Ned Lamont has written to the leaders of the Connecticut General Assembly requesting their participation in discussions over future governance, structure, and oversight of the state’s quasi-public agencies.
Governor Lamont Reminds Connecticut Residents That Sales Tax Free Week Runs August 18 to 24
Governor Ned Lamont is reminding consumers in Connecticut that the state’s sales tax-free week begins Sunday, August 18 and runs through Saturday, August 24, 2019.
Governor Lamont and DSS Commissioner Blast Trump Administration on Proposed Regulations Penalizing Immigrants
Governor Ned Lamont and Connecticut Department of Social Services Commissioner Deidre S. Gifford today released the following statements criticizing the Trump administration for proposed regulations that would dramatically cut the number of legal immigrants allowed to enter and stay in the United States and favor those who are wealthy.
Governor Lamont Takes Additional Action to Move Connecticut Port Authority Forward
Furthering his commitment to exercise intrusive leadership and assess the operations and management of the Connecticut Port Authority (CPA), Governor Ned Lamont today announced the implementation of several measures by his administration to ensure continued success of the quasi-public state agency under the highest standards of transparency and fiscal best practices; consummate a historic partnership with the offshore wind industry to make Connecticut the hub of renewable energy development in the Northeast; and provide continued access for traditional maritime commerce in New London and throughout Connecticut’s other ports.
Governor Lamont Announces Finalists for 2019 Battle of the Bands at the Woodstock Fair, Commemorating 50th Anniversary of the Woodstock Music Festival
Governor Ned Lamont and the organizers of the Woodstock Fair today announced the five bands that will participate in the 2019 Battle of the Bands competition that will be held at the Woodstock Fair on Friday, August 30 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
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.