The Office of Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz
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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 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.
LT. GOV. BYSIEWICZ AND MAYOR CARBONE LAUNCH LOCAL COMMITTEE TO PREPARE FOR 2020 CENSUS IN TORRINGTON
Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz joined Mayor Elinor Carbone, local elected officials and community members in at the Torrington Health and Wellness Center to launch the city’s Local Complete Count Committee for the 2020 Census. An accurate census count is critically important to Connecticut’s northwest corner as it is the foundation to determine federal funding allocations.
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.
Governor Lamont and Lt. Governor Bysiewicz Urge General Assembly to Adopt Legislation Clarifying That Childcare Is a Legitimate Campaign Expense
In response to a decision today by the State Elections Enforcement Commission (SEEC) stating that candidates in Connecticut cannot utilize the Citizens Election Program (CEP) to cover childcare costs when running for office, Governor Ned Lamont and Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz are urging the General Assembly to adopt legislation affirming in statute that childcare costs are a permitted campaign expenditure under the program.
Gov. Lamont & Lt. Gov. Bysiewicz Mark Equal Pay Day at Woman-Owned Business
Governor Ned Lamont and Lieutenant Governor Susan Bysiewicz today visited Penn Globe Gaslight Company, an independent woman-owned business in North Branford, to mark Equal Pay Day— the date that symbolizes how far into the year women must work to earn what men earned in the previous year.
Lt. Gov. Bysiewicz, Rep. DeLauro, Sen. Looney & New Haven Officials Highlifght How 2020 Census Will Impact Federal Funding for Connecticut
Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz joined Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro, Senate President Pro-Tempore Martin M. Looney, representatives from the City of New Haven, and community leaders to highlight the city’s ongoing 2020 Census efforts and to discuss how the census impacts federal funding for New Haven and the State of Connecticut.
LT. GOV. BYSIEWICZ, CONGRESSWOMAN HAYES & WATERBURY OFFICIALS LAUNCH CITY’S 2020 CENSUS EFFORTS
Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz joined Congresswoman Jahana Hayes, Waterbury Mayor Neil M. O’Leary, and other members of the Greater Waterbury community to highlight the importance of a complete count for the 2020 Census.
LT. GOV. BYSIEWICZ & MAYOR STEWART LAUNCH NEW BRITAIN’S 2020 CENSUS COMMITTEE
Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz, New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart, local and state officials, and community members launched New Britain’s Complete Count Committee to develop the city’s outreach plan for the 2020 Census.