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Governor Lamont & Lt. Governor Bysiewicz Announce Council on Women and Girls Steering Committee Members
(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont and Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz today announced the members of the Governor’s Council on Women and Girls Steering Committee. Made up of small business owners, corporate leaders, non-profit organizations, labor organizations, educators, law professionals, and women’s rights advocates, the Steering Committee will work with State leaders on the Council to provide a coordinated response to issues that impact the lives of women and girls in Connecticut.
LT. GOVERNOR BYSIEWICZ: TRUMP ADMINISTRATION DECISION TO DROP CITIZENSHIP QUESTION EFFORTS A WIN FOR CONNECTICUT
Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz released the following statement after the Trump Administration announced today it would move forward with printing the 2020 Census and drop its efforts to add a citizenship question to the form.
LT. GOVERNOR BYSIEWICZ, ATTORNEY GENERAL TONG AND COMPLETE COUNT COMMITTEE CO-CHAIRS RELEASE STATEMENTS REGARDING SCOTUS DECISION ON 2020 CENSUS CITIZENSHIP QUESTION
(HARTFORD, CT) – Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz, Attorney General William Tong, and the Co-Chairs of the Connecticut Complete Count Committee (CCCC): Secretary of the State Denise Merrill, Representatives Christopher Rosario and Pat Wilson Pheanious, released the following statements in response to today’s U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to block the citizenship question on the 2020 Census.
LT. GOVERNOR BYSIEWICZ JOINS COMMISSIONER THOMAS SAADI AT SIGNING CEREMONY OF POLICY PROVIDING BURIAL RIGHTS TO LAOTIAN HMONG VETERANS
HARTFORD, CT –Lt. Governor Bysiewicz joined State Veterans Affairs Commissioner Thomas Saadi, statewide veteran leaders and Hmong General Sar Phouthasack at the Middletown Military Museum in Middletown today for the signing of a policy by Commissioner Saadi—the first of its kind at a state level in the nation—providing burial rights for the Hmong and Laotian Special Guerrilla Unit Veterans residing in Connecticut who operated in support of the United States military, during the War in Vietnam.
Lt. Governor Bysiewicz, DOT Commissioner Giulietti and Clinton Officials Break Ground on New Addition at Clinton Railroad Station
Lieutenant Governor Susan Bysiewicz today joined Department of Transportation Commissioner Joe Giulietti and Clinton First Selectwoman Christine Goupil for a ceremonial groundbreaking at the Clinton railroad station on Shore Line East – the commuter train line between New Haven and New London.
Governor Lamont Signs Laws Banning Ghost Guns and Strengthening Firearm Storage in Motor Vehicles
(HARTFORD, CT) – Joined by advocates, legislators and Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz at the State Capitol, Governor Ned Lamont this afternoon held a bill signing ceremony to commemorate the passage of two new laws that will enhance gun safety in Connecticut, including the banning of untraceable “ghost guns” and improving the storage of firearms in motor vehicles. Today also marks National Gun Violence Awareness Day.
Governor Lamont and Lt. Governor Bysiewicz to Netflix, Disney, and AMC: Come to Connecticut
(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont and Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz today told top executives of Netflix, Disney, and AMC that Connecticut is a perfect location for them to conduct business, following recent announcements from all three companies that they are considering pulling the production of their respective movies and television shows out of Georgia after that state passed one of the most restrictive abortion laws in the nation.
Governor Lamont and Lt. Governor Bysiewicz Applaud Legislative Approval of Biennial Budget That Invests in Education, Provides Fiscal Stability With No Income or Sales Tax Rate Increases
(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont and Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz are applauding both chambers of the Connecticut General Assembly for voting to approve a biennial budget for the 2020-2021 fiscal year that their administration developed with legislative leaders, which closes the inherited $3.7 billion deficit ahead of schedule.
Lt. Governor Bysiewicz Announces Connecticut Trails Weekend
Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz and Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Commissioner Katie Dykes announced today that several Connecticut State Parks will host free outdoor events this weekend. It’s all part of the Connecticut Forest & Park Association’s trails weekend, which runs from June 1 to June 2.
Lt. Governor Bysiewicz, Attorney General Tong Statements Re: 2020 Census Citizenship Question
(HARTFORD, CT) – Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz and Attorney General William Tong released the following statements in response to documents cited in a federal court filing today revealing partisan motivations behind adding a citizenship question to the 2020 Census.
Lt. Governor Bysiewicz Urges Women to Choose Careers in the Connecticut State Police
As the deadline to apply for the Connecticut State Police approaches, Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz and the state’s public safety leaders, including Colonel Stavros Mellekas, Deputy Commissioner Regina Rush-Kittle, and State Senator Dennis Bradley, gathered at the Connecticut Police Academy in Meriden to urge women across the state to choose careers in state police.
Lt. Governor Bysiewicz and Governot Lamont Pay Tribute to Connecticut's Fallen at 12th Annual Wall of Honor Ceremony
Lieutenant Governor Susan Bysiewicz hosted the 12th annual Wall of Honor ceremony at the State Capitol in Hartford. Joined by Governor Ned Lamont and Major General Fran Evon, Adjutant General of the Connecticut National Guard, Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Thomas Saadi, state officials, and military families, the event memorializes the 65 Connecticut troops killed in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan since the 2001 terrorist attacks.
Lt. Governor Bysiewicz & Commissioner Hurlburt Announce 2019 Passport to Connecticut Farm Wineries Program
Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz, Department of Agriculture Commissioner Bryan P. Hurlburt and Connecticut farm winery owners gathered at Jones Family Farms & Winery in Shelton today to celebrate the 2019 Passport to Connecticut Farm Wineries program and announce a partnership with the University of Connecticut to develop a new mobile app for participants. The Passport program was formalized by the Department of Agriculture’s Farm Wine Development Council in 2006 to promote and encourage visits to Connecticut’s farm wineries and has since grown to include over 40 wineries and the Connecticut Wine Festival at Goshen Fairgrounds.
Governor Lamont & Lt. Governor Bysiewicz encourage businesses to participate in Connecticut Export Week
Today, Governor Ned Lamont and Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz encouraged businesses across state to participate in Connecticut Export Week 2019. Organized by the U.S. Commerce Department International Trade Administration in Middletown, Connecticut Export Week is the only free event of its kind in the nation and is designed to encourage more businesses to take the first steps towards going global. Businesses of all sizes looking to grow through exporting can participate in a series of free events and webinars throughout the week and will have access to the experts in building a global marketplace now through Friday, May 3.
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.