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Governor Lamont and Treasurer Russell Announce 7,810 Babies Have Been Born Eligible for Connecticut Baby Bonds
Governor Ned Lamont and Treasurer Erick Russell today announced that 7,810 children across Connecticut have been born automatically eligible for the landmark Connecticut Baby Bonds program since it launched on July 1, 2023.
Governor Lamont Statement on January 2024 Consensus Revenue Forecast
Governor Ned Lamont released the following statement in response to the January 2024 consensus revenue forecast, which was jointly issued today by the Office of Policy and Management and the Office of Fiscal Analysis.
Governor Lamont Announces President Biden Authorizes Declaration Enabling Federal Emergency Response Personnel and Equipment to Assist With the Potential of Additional Flooding in New London County
Governor Ned Lamont today announced that President Joe Biden has authorized an emergency declaration enabling personnel and equipment from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to assist state and local emergency response teams with the possibility of additional flooding in New London County resulting from the January 10, 2024, severe storm, including a potential breach of the privately owned Fitchville Pond Dam in Bozrah.
Governor Lamont Announces Formation of the Connecticut Interagency Council on Homelessness
Governor Ned Lamont today announced that he is establishing a panel of agency heads within his administration that will be known as the Connecticut Interagency Council on Homelessness and will be responsible for collaborating on a multi-agency approach that strengthen the state’s homelessness prevention and response efforts.
Governor Lamont Announces Connecticut Awarded $14.6 Million Federal Grant To Expand Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in Seven Communities
Governor Ned Lamont today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation is awarding the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection with a $14.6 million grant through its Charging and Fueling Infrastructure Grant Program to expand Connecticut’s network of electric vehicle charging stations.
Governor Lamont Announces New Initiative To Promote Outdoor Recreation Economy
Governor Ned Lamont today announced the establishment of the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection’s (DEEP) Office of Outdoor Industry and Experiences, which seeks to grow Connecticut’s outdoor recreation economy by creating partnerships with the private sector.
Governor Lamont Announces Application Period Opens for Next Round of Connecticut's Nonprofit Security Grant Program
Governor Ned Lamont today announced that his administration is preparing to release up to $5 million in state grants to help nonprofit organizations in Connecticut with the costs of implementing infrastructure upgrades that improve security and safety at their facilities.
Governor Lamont Releases Draft State Digital Equity Plan
Governor Ned Lamont today announced that the Connecticut Department of Administrative Services’ Commission for Educational Technology has released “Connecticut: Everyone Connected,” the state’s draft digital equity plan.
Governor Lamont Announces Connecticut Income Tax Rates Go Down, Earned Income Tax Credits Go Up, Senior Pension Exemptions Expand at the Start of 2024
Governor Ned Lamont today announced that three significant tax relief measures will take effect in Connecticut at the start of 2024, and among them are the largest income tax reduction ever enacted in state history, an increase in a tax credit targeting the lowest-income workers, and an expansion of exemptions on certain pension and annuity earnings to benefit seniors.
Governor Lamont Directs $10.7 Million in American Rescue Plan Act and Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative Funding To Help Low-Income Residents Lower Energy Bills Through Efficiency Upgrades
Governor Ned Lamont today announced that he is directing $10.7 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) and Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) funding toward Connecticut’s energy efficiency programs that help provide weatherization, energy retrofits, and rebates to Connecticut residents.
Governor Lamont Encourages High School Seniors to Apply for Connecticut's Recently Launched Automatic College Admission Program
Governor Ned Lamont today joined Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (CSCU) Chancellor Terrence Cheng and Connecticut Education Commissioner Charlene M. Russell-Tucker for a news conference at New Britain High School to encourage eligible high school seniors in Connecticut to apply for the state’s recently launched Connecticut Automatic Admission Program.
Governor Lamont Announces $7.2 Million in State Grants To Support the Remediation and Assessment of Blighted Properties in Nine Municipalities
Governor Ned Lamont today announced that he has approved the release of $7.2 million in state grants that will be used to support the remediation and assessment of blighted properties in nine municipalities across Connecticut, consisting of 713 acres of land.
Governor Lamont Announces Thousands of Old, Low-Level Convictions in Connecticut Set To Be Automatically Erased Over the Next Month Under Full Implementation of Clean Slate Law
Governor Ned Lamont today announced that more than 80,000 people in Connecticut are expected to have convictions for certain old, low-level offenses automatically cleared from their criminal records over the next month as the state nears full implementation of the recently enacted Clean Slate Law.
Governor Lamont Orders Flags To Half-Staff Tuesday in Honor of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor
Governor Ned Lamont today announced that – in accordance with a proclamation from President Joe Biden directing flags throughout the United States to be lowered as a mark of solemn respect for the memory of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor on the day of her interment – he is directing U.S. and state flags in Connecticut to fly at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Tuesday, December 19, 2023.
Governor Lamont Reassures Residents That Medication Abortion Remains Legal in Connecticut in Light of U.S. Supreme Court Decision To Hear Case Restricting Access to the Drug
Governor Ned Lamont is reassuring residents that medication abortion remains legal in Connecticut in light of the decision today by the U.S. Supreme Court to review a lower court ruling that would put restrictions on the commonly used abortion pill mifepristone, making it less accessible to patients.