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Governor Lamont Signs Order Directing State Agencies to Reduce Energy Consumption and Environmental Impacts
Governor Ned Lamont today announced that he has signed an executive order – his first since being sworn into office earlier this year – that directs executive branch state office buildings and vehicle fleets to become greener and more energy efficient through an expanded “Lead By Example” sustainability initiative aimed at reducing the state’s carbon footprint and reducing the cost of government operations. This includes meeting the state’s overall statutory goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 45 percent reduction from 2001 levels by 2030 and reducing waste disposal and water consumption by 25 percent and 10 percent, respectively, by 2030 from a defined baseline of 2020.
Governor Lamont and Lt. Governor Bysiewicz Applaud House Passage of Constitutional Amendment Allowing Early Voting
Governor Ned Lamont and Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz are applauding the Connecticut House of Representatives for passing a resolution tonight that will adopt an amendment to the state constitution to create a system of early voting for elections in the state.
Governor Lamont: State Terminates Purchase Agreement for Griswold Property
Governor Ned Lamont today announced that the Department of Administrative Services has terminated a purchase and sale agreement for a 113-acre piece of land in Griswold that was a proposed site for a Connecticut State Police gun range. Following the governor’s decision not to seek bonding money for the property, the department exercised its right to terminate the agreement and delivered a letter to the property owner, notifying him that it no longer plans to purchase the property.
Governor Lamont Announces Elena Trueworthy Will Serve as Connecticut’s Head Start Coordinator
Governor Ned Lamont today announced that Elena Trueworthy of New Britain will serve as the director of the Connecticut Head Start State Collaboration Office. In this role, she will be responsible for helping support implementation of the federal Head Start program, which provides comprehensive early childhood education, health, nutrition, and patient involvement services to low-income children and their families. The position is housed within the Connecticut Office of Early Childhood (OEC), the state’s leading agency that serves young children from birth to five and their families, and is authorized by the federal Head Start Act.
Governor Lamont Launches Statewide Performance and Results Agenda
Governor Ned Lamont today convened the first cabinet meeting of his administration, where he announced his vision to implement a data-driven state government that is user-friendly, cost-effective, data-informed, and results-driven. The effort includes the deployment of a new, cross-agency performance management system that will bring private-sector discipline and customer focus to the mission of government.
Governor Lamont and Lt. Governor Bysiewicz on Stop & Shop Tentative Agreement
Governor Ned Lamont and Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz today released the following joint statement regarding the tentative agreement between Stop & Shop’s management and its employees.
Governor Lamont and Lt. Governor Bysiewicz on the Passing of William J. Pape II
Governor Ned Lamont and Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz released the following statement on the passing of William J. Pape II, editor and former publisher of the Republican-American.
Governor Lamont Nominates Marissa Paslick Gillett to Serve as a Commissioner of the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority
Governor Ned Lamont today announced that he is nominating Marissa Paslick Gillett of Baltimore, Maryland to serve as a commissioner of the Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA), the state entity responsible for regulating the rates and services of Connecticut’s investor-owned electricity, natural gas, water, and telecommunications companies. It also serves as the franchising authority for the state’s cable television companies.
Governor Lamont and Lt. Governor Bysiewicz Solicit Input From Transition Policy Committees as They Near Their 100th Day in Office
As they approach the 100th day of their administration, Governor Ned Lamont and Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz convened a meeting with the co-chairs from each committee of their Transition Policy Working Groups to review the progress of the first 100 days and discuss priorities going forward. The governor and lieutenant governor highlighted their achievements that align directly with the proposals of the committees, solicited input from the chairs regarding priority recommendations the administration should focus on for next four years, and reaffirmed their commitment to ensure that committees meet with relevant commissioners.
Governor Lamont: A Bigger Table, Open Door, and Creative Solutions Enabled us to Advance a Better Deal to Keep Millstone Open for Another Decade
Governor Ned Lamont and Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz today were invited by executives and employees from Dominion Energy to visit the Millstone nuclear facility in Waterford to celebrate an agreement reached by Dominion and the state’s two electric utilities last month to keep the facility open for another decade. The shutdown of the plant would have exposed the New England region to a nearly 25 percent increase in carbon emissions, increased risk of rolling blackouts, billions of dollars in power replacement costs, and the loss of more than 1,500 well-paying jobs right here in Connecticut.
Governor Lamont and Transportation Chairs Provide Update on Infrastructure Investment Proposal
Governor Ned Lamont and the co-chairs of the General Assembly’s Transportation Committee, Senator Carlo Leone and Representative Roland Lemar, today provided an update on their efforts to pass a transportation infrastructure investment proposal that helps support and grow Connecticut’s economy.
Governor Lamont: “State Government Needs to Be Faster and More Efficient”
Governor Ned Lamont and Department of Administrative Services (DAS) Commissioner Josh Geballe today announced a series of items to reduce bureaucracy, streamline procurement, and ultimately make it easier for businesses to work with the state. Included in the items is a bill currently pending in the legislature that will eliminate thousands of unnecessary forms processed by DAS annually. The announcement was made during a tour of Infoshred, a document shredding facility in East Windsor.
State of Connecticut Partners With Dalio Philanthropies to Strengthen Public Education and Promote Greater Economic Opportunity
Ray and Barbara Dalio of Dalio Philanthropies today joined Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont, First Lady Annie Lamont, leaders in the General Assembly, students and other stakeholders to announce the launch of a partnership strengthening public education and promoting greater economic opportunity in Connecticut. Through Connecticut’s leadership and the support of Dalio Philanthropies, the partnership seeks to raise $300 million over five years: $100 million from the State of Connecticut that will be matched by $100 million from Dalio Philanthropies and another $100 million from other philanthropists and business leaders.
Governor Lamont Proclaims ‘Husky Weekend’ in Connecticut to Honor the UConn Women’s Basketball Team
Governor Ned Lamont today announced that he is proclaiming Friday, April 5, through Sunday, April 7, 2019 as “Husky Weekend” in the State of Connecticut in recognition of the UConn women’s basketball team playing in the NCAA Final Four tournament. This will be the team’s twelfth consecutive appearance in the Final Four.
Governor Lamont and Lt. Governor Bysiewicz Urge General Assembly to Adopt Legislation Clarifying That Childcare Is a Legitimate Campaign Expense
In response to a decision today by the State Elections Enforcement Commission (SEEC) stating that candidates in Connecticut cannot utilize the Citizens Election Program (CEP) to cover childcare costs when running for office, Governor Ned Lamont and Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz are urging the General Assembly to adopt legislation affirming in statute that childcare costs are a permitted campaign expenditure under the program.