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Governor Lamont, AT&T Announce Public/Private Partnership to Enhance Service on New Haven Line
Governor Ned Lamont today joined executives from AT&T at a news conference in Norwalk to announce the launch of a new public-private partnership that will allow for the deployment of cutting-edge technology along the New Haven Line – the busiest commuter rail line in the United States – from New Haven to Connecticut’s western border that will vastly enhance and improve the traveling experience of commuters.
Governor Lamont Statement Condemning Anti-Semitism in Wake of Attack in Monsey, New York
Governor Ned Lamont today released the following statement condemning anti-Semitism in the wake of an attack that took place during a Hanukkah celebration in Monsey, New York, last night.
Governor Lamont Visits Connecticut National Guard Troops Stationed in Guantanamo Bay
Governor Ned Lamont today announced that he has returned from a one-day trip to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, where he visited members of the Connecticut National Guard who are deployed overseas in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
Governor Lamont Announces Connecticut Receives $27 Million Grant to Enhance Early Childhood Development
Governor Ned Lamont today announced that the State of Connecticut has been awarded a $26.8 million federal grant that will be used to help the state further its early childhood development goals.
Governor Lamont Applauds Legislative Approval of Agreement His Administration Reached With State’s Hospitals
Governor Ned Lamont is applauding both chambers of the Connecticut General Assembly for voting today to approve an historic agreement his administration reached with the state’s hospitals that will result in the withdrawal of all pending legal claims that various hospitals filed against the state.
Governor Lamont Applauds Passage of Legislation Protecting Wages Earned by Restaurant Workers
Governor Ned Lamont today applauded the passage of legislation his administration negotiated that strikes a proper balance in the ongoing issue of wages owed by restaurants to their employees.
Governor Lamont: Wall Street Says 2019 Brought Reliability and Stability to Connecticut’s Finances
In his remarks at today’s State Bond Commission meeting – the last one of 2019 and only the fourth held during his administration – Governor Ned Lamont noted the financial turnaround Connecticut saw during the past year, pointing to the growing list of credit rating agencies that are reporting on the state’s improving outlook and saying that this year marks an about-face in improving its national reputation.
Governor Lamont Activates State’s Severe Cold Weather Protocol From Wednesday Night to Saturday Morning
Governor Ned Lamont today announced that as bitter cold temperatures and wind chills are anticipated to impact the state over the next several days, he will be activating the state’s Severe Cold Weather Protocol beginning at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 18, 2019, and lasting through 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 21.
Governor Lamont Encourages Connecticut High School Students to Participate in Cybersecurity Competition
Governor Ned Lamont is encouraging young women in Connecticut high schools to explore the exciting, lucrative postsecondary pathways available in cybersecurity and computer science by participating in the 2020 Girls Go CyberStart program.
Governor Lamont Congratulates Congress on Final Passage of Legislation Extending Family Medical Leave for Federal Employees
Governor Ned Lamont is applauding the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives for giving final passage to legislation that will extend paid parental leave for federal employees, saying this is a good step forward in the effort to ensure that workers across the country have the ability to care for a newborn or adopted child.
Governor Lamont Directs Flags to Half-Staff Saturday for the Anniversary of the Tragedy in Newtown
Governor Ned Lamont today announced that he is directing U.S. and State of Connecticut flags to be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Saturday, December 14, 2019, in remembrance of the twenty children and six adults who were killed seven years ago in the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown.
Governor Lamont Announces Municipalities Set to Receive Funding for Land Conservation
Governor Ned Lamont today announced that the state is set to approve $5 million in funding that will permit a new round of grants to begin under Connecticut’s Open Space and Watershed Land Acquisition Program.
Governor Lamont Notifies President Trump: Connecticut Will Continue Welcoming Refugees
Governor Ned Lamont today announced that he has submitted a letter notifying the Trump administration of the State of Connecticut’s intent to continue accepting refugees who are fleeing persecution and seeking safety from violence, saying that the state values the long history of the United States in welcoming those pursuing asylum as this tradition strengthens the state and nation socially, culturally, and economically.
Governor Lamont, Senate and House Democrats Announce Plans for Special Session
Governor Ned Lamont, Senate President Pro Tempore Martin M. Looney, Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff, Speaker of the House Joe Aresimowicz, and House Majority Leader Matt Ritter today released the following joint statement announcing plans to convene the Connecticut General Assembly into special session.
Governor Lamont Statement on the Passing of WFSB News Anchor Denise D’Ascenzo
Governor Ned Lamont today released the following statement regarding the passing of WFSB news anchor Denise D’Ascenzo.