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Governor Lamont Directs Flags To Remain Lowered Monday in Observance of 9/11 Anniversary
Governor Ned Lamont today announced that he is directing U.S. and state flags in Connecticut to remain lowered at half-staff on Monday, September 11, 2023, in remembrance of the nearly 3,000 people who were killed in the 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States.
Governor Lamont Directs Flags To Half-Staff in Honor of Hartford Police Officer Bobby Garten
Governor Ned Lamont today announced that he is directing U.S. and state flags in Connecticut lowered to half-staff in honor of Hartford Police Officer Bobby Garten, who died last night while in the line of duty.
Governor Lamont Announces Connecticut Receives Federal Agriculture Disaster Declaration Due To Recent Heavy Rains and Flooding
Governor Ned Lamont today announced that he has received notification from U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack informing him that his request has been approved for Connecticut to receive a federal agriculture disaster declaration due to the heavy rainfall that occurred in early July and caused significant flood damage to farms and crops statewide.
Governor Lamont Extends Connecticut's Extreme Hot Weather Protocol Through Friday Evening
Governor Ned Lamont today announced that due to an updated weather forecast, he is directing Connecticut’s extreme hot weather protocol to be extended for an additional day and remain in effect through 8:00 p.m. on Friday, September 8, 2023.
Governor Lamont and Connecticut Emergency Management Officials Kick off National Preparedness Month
Governor Ned Lamont and Connecticut emergency management officials today announced the start of National Preparedness Month. The observance, recognized annually each September, raises awareness about the importance of preparing for disasters and emergencies that could happen at any time.
Governor Lamont Activates Connecticut’s Extreme Hot Weather Protocol From Tuesday to Thursday
Governor Ned Lamont today announced that due to a weather forecast indicating that temperatures over the next couple of days are expected to be very hot and humid, he is directing Connecticut’s extreme hot weather protocol to be activated effective at 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 5, 2023, and remaining in effect through 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 7, 2023.
Governor Lamont Announces Special SNAP Benefits To Be Distributed to the Families of More Than 209,800 Children on Monday
Governor Ned Lamont today announced that the Connecticut Department of Social Services, in collaboration with the Connecticut State Department of Education, will distribute an additional $25.1 million in special food assistance benefits to the families of 209,820 children on Monday, September 4, 2023.
Governor Lamont Nominates Nora Dannehy to the Connecticut Supreme Court
Governor Ned Lamont today announced that he is nominating Nora R. Dannehy of Glastonbury to serve as an Associate Justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court.
Governor Lamont Announces Application Period for 2023-2024 Winter Season of the Connecticut Energy Assistance Program Begins on September 1
Governor Ned Lamont today announced that the application period for the 2023-2024 winter season of the Connecticut Energy Assistance Program (CEAP) will begin on September 1, 2023.
Governor Lamont and Lt. Governor Bysiewicz Invite Public 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 annual 9/11 Memorial Ceremony, honoring and celebrating the lives of those killed in the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
Governor Lamont Announces New State Law Improving Access to Workers' Compensation Benefits for Firefighters Who Develop Cancer
Governor Ned Lamont today announced that a new state law he signed making it easier for firefighters who develop cancer to receive workers’ compensation benefits will go into effect on October 1, 2023.
Governor Lamont and Comptroller Scanlon Applaud Biden-Harris Administration Announcement on First Drugs Selected for Medicare Price Negotiation
Governor Ned Lamont and Comptroller Sean Scanlon are applauding the Biden-Harris administration’s announcement today on the first ten prescription drugs selected for Medicare price negotiations. The action builds on other provisions in the Inflation Reduction Act to make health insurance more affordable and reduce medication prices for seniors.
Governor Lamont Announces Connecticut Office of the Arts Hosting Conference in October for Local Musicians To Gain Industry Insight, Network, and Showcase Their Talents
Governor Ned Lamont today announced that the Connecticut Office of the Arts will host the “READI Set…Music Conference” on Saturday, October 7, 2023, at NXTHVN in New Haven.
Governor Lamont and Commissioner Russell-Tucker Announce Recipients of Summer Mental Health Grants for Schools and Camps
Governor Ned Lamont and Education Commissioner Charlene Russell-Tucker today announced the release of more than $4.5 million in funding for 48 school districts and summer camp programs across Connecticut that will be used to support the delivery of mental health services for students during the summer months over a three-year period.
Governor Lamont Announces Connecticut's 2023 Sales Tax-Free Week Runs From August 20 to 26
Governor Ned Lamont today announced that Connecticut will hold Sales Tax-Free Week from Sunday, August 20, 2023, to Saturday, August 26, 2023.