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Wall Street Tells Connecticut: Keep the Momentum Going
Governor Ned Lamont is announcing Connecticut’s continued momentum following a successful debt refinancing through the Office of the State Treasurer Friday. Connecticut was able to refinance debt at one of the lowest relative interest rates the state has seen in years.
Governor Lamont Creates Task Force on Housing and Supports for Vulnerable Populations
Governor Ned Lamont today announced that, as part of his ongoing efforts to streamline the services state government provides and create efficiencies for Connecticut residents, he is forming a task force that will be responsible for providing his administration with a coordinated response in support of those who are facing homelessness and in need of other forms of assistance.
Governor Lamont Calls on Connecticut Port Authority Chair to Resign
Governor Ned Lamont today announced that based on actions made by the chair of the Connecticut Port Authority that he believes were inappropriate and unacceptable given the importance of this board, he has called for the resignation of board chair Bonnie Reemsnyder. At today’s board meeting, Reemsnyder submitted her resignation.
Governor Lamont Announces Release of State Assistance for Gun Violence Prevention Efforts
In response to discussions his administration has had with the police chiefs of Bridgeport, Hartford, and New Haven regarding a recent, summertime increase in urban gun violence, Governor Ned Lamont today announced that the state is releasing an extra $25,000 to each city that will help pay for the short-term costs of adding local police patrols above their normal staffing levels that will be specifically focused on curbing violence.
Governor Lamont: Flags Lowered to Half-Staff Tuesday in Honor of U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens
Governor Ned Lamont today announced that – in accordance with a presidential proclamation directing flags to be lowered throughout the country in honor of U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens – U.S. and state flags in Connecticut will fly at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Tuesday, July 23, 2019.
Statement From Governor Ned Lamont
Governor Ned Lamont today released the following statement regarding the veto of House Bill 5001.
Governor Lamont Accepts State Board of Education Recommendation and Advances Nomination of Dr. Miguel Cardona to Serve as Education Commissioner
Following a vote by the State Board of Education to recommend Dr. Miguel A. Cardona to serve as commissioner of the State Department of Education, Governor Ned Lamont today announced that is advancing the nomination of the Meriden public schools educator to fill the position.
Lamont Administration Reaches Pension Agreement With State Employee Unions That Will Provide Budgetary Relief
Governor Ned Lamont today announced that his administration has reached an agreement with the State Employees Bargaining Agent Coalition (SEBAC) that will provide the state with hundreds of millions of dollars in budgetary relief over the next decade through a re-amortization of the state’s liability under the State Employee Retirement System (SERS), the state’s largest retirement system.
Governor Lamont Advises Connecticut Residents to Prepare for Extreme Heat Over Next Several Days
Governor Ned Lamont is advising Connecticut residents, particularly those who are most vulnerable, to take precautions ahead of the extreme temperatures that are forecast to impact the state beginning Friday and lasting through the weekend.
Governor Lamont, Attorney General Tong Announce Lawsuit Against IRS, Secretary Mnuchin
Acting to protect Connecticut taxpayers from the harmful effects of the Trump Administration's federal tax overhaul, Attorney General William Tong and Governor Ned Lamont announced today that the State is joining a multistate lawsuit against the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the U.S. Treasury Department.
Statement From Governor Ned Lamont, Governor Charlie Baker, and Governor Gina Raimondo
Governor Ned Lamont of Connecticut, Governor Charlie Baker of Massachusetts, and Governor Gina Raimondo of Rhode Island today released the following joint statement regarding their regional policy meeting that was held today on the campus of Eastern Connecticut State University in Willimantic.
Governor Lamont Signs Legislation Accelerating the Deployment of High-Speed 5G Technology in Connecticut
Governor Ned Lamont today joined lawmakers and industry leaders from the state’s telecommunications companies for a bill signing ceremony to commemorate the adoption of legislation the governor introduced that will accelerate the deployment of high-speed, wireless 5G technology in Connecticut.
Governor Lamont: Centralized Agreement With Microsoft Leverages Discounts, Updates Tech Tools and Improves IT Security for State of Connecticut
Following up on his commitment to modernize state government and increase efficiencies across all agencies, Governor Ned Lamont today announced that his administration has reached a new, multi-year statewide contractual agreement with Microsoft, that upgrades internal technology, improves IT security, and leverages significant discounts, avoiding millions in future costs.
Governor Lamont: Vetoes Represent a Voice for Workers and Consumers
Following his veto messages issued on Friday evening, Governor Ned Lamont released the following statement regarding the vetoes he penned on three bills.
Governor Lamont Encourages Families Concerned About Separation Through ICE Raids to Utilize State Toolkit
Governor Ned Lamont is encouraging families in Connecticut who are concerned about separation due to raids by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE) to utilize a toolkit offered by the state that provides a user-friendly, step-by-step guide for parents who seek to have a plan in place for the safe care of their children in the event that they are detained or deported.