Press Releases

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  • 3/8/2019 Governor Lamont and Lt. Governor Bysiewicz Announce Updated Family Violence Policy for State Employees

    Governor Ned Lamont and Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz today announced that the administration has updated the state’s policy regarding leave rights available to state employees who are victims of family violence and the procedures relating to such leave. Announced on International Women’s Day, the updated policy is being updated to better ensure that employees who are experiencing family violence receive appropriate support.

  • 3/6/2019 What They’re Saying: Business Leaders and Community Members Show Support for Modernizing Connecticut’s Transportation System

    Business leaders, community members, transportation advocates, and other officials are testifying today at a public hearing of the General Assembly’s Transportation Committee in support of legislation Governor Ned Lamont introduced that will put Connecticut on a path toward achieving a modernized and efficient transportation system that reduces gridlock and attracts business growth. Here’s what they’re telling lawmakers.

  • 3/3/2019 Governor Lamont Directs State Offices to Open at 10:30am Monday Due to Winter Storm

    Governor Ned Lamont today announced that as a considerable winter storm is anticipated to impact the early morning, rush hour commute, he is directing a delayed opening of state offices on Monday, March 4, 2019. All Level 2 state employees should to report to work at 10:30 a.m. Level 2 state employees include those who had been previously designated as “nonessential.”

  • 3/1/2019 Governor Lamont Sets April 16 Special Election for State House Seat in Avon, Farmington, and West Hartford

    Governor Ned Lamont today announced that he has scheduled April 16, 2019 as the date to hold a special election to fill a vacancy for state representative in the 19th Assembly District of the Connecticut House of Representatives, which consists of portions of Avon, Farmington, and West Hartford.

  • 3/1/2019 Governor Lamont: Continued Investments in the New Haven Rail Line Are Needed for the State to Realize Its Full Economic Potential

    Governor Ned Lamont today said that the New Haven Line, which connects rail commuters in areas along the southwestern Connecticut coast from New Haven to New York City, is a critical resource in the region and for the sake of the state’s future and the thousands of jobs it supports, it needs to be maintained and fully modernized in order to best capitalize on the economic benefits it can provide Connecticut residents.

  • 2/28/2019 Governor Lamont Selects Sibongile ‘Bongi’ Magubane to Serve as Commissioner of the Department of Motor Vehicles

    Governor Ned Lamont today announced that he is nominating Sibongile “Bongi” Magubane of Hartford to serve as commissioner of the Department of Motor Vehicles. A business executive who has served within Fortune 100 companies, Magubane’s career has focused on delivering large-scale enterprise solutions to business needs.

  • 2/26/2019 Governor Lamont Meets With First Selectmen to Discuss His Proposal to Improve School Services While Saving State and Local Dollars

    After a meeting with a group of first selectmen in Fairfield County, Governor Ned Lamont today said that a proposal he has submitted to the Connecticut General Assembly for consideration is a win-win for the state, municipalities – and most importantly – taxpayers in the ongoing efforts by state and local officials to create greater efficiencies that produce cost savings for both state and local dollars. Governor Lamont convened a roundtable of local first selectmen – Republicans and Democrats – at the Weston Town Hall to discuss the important issue and ensure they had an opportunity to learn more about his proposal.

  • 2/26/2019 Governor Lamont: Gold Star Memorial Bridge Illustrates How Important Infrastructure Is to Supporting Jobs

    Governor Ned Lamont today said that the Gold Star Memorial Bridge, which carries I-95 across the Thames River between Groton and New London, is a key representation of why the state needs to be more forward-thinking, strategic and thoughtful about its transportation strategy. The 76-year-old bridge, which thousands of people depend on for their daily commute, has been rated as “structurally deficient” and in “poor condition,” with costs for a rehabilitation project estimated at around $300 million.

  • 2/22/2019 Governor Lamont Selects Renée D. Coleman-Mitchell to Serve as Commissioner of the Department of Public Health

    Governor Ned Lamont today announced that he has chosen Renée D. Coleman-Mitchell to serve as Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH). A health care executive who previously worked at the agency, she has dedicated her career toward advocating for health and wellness needs.

  • 2/22/2019 Governor Lamont Selects Andrew N. Mais to Serve as Insurance Commissioner

    Governor Ned Lamont today announced that he is nominating Andrew N. Mais of Wilton to serve as commissioner of the Connecticut Insurance Department. A seasoned professional with extensive insurance, regulatory, media, government, and community relations experience, Mais brings to the position a broad understanding of the importance of the insurance industry to the state.

  • 2/22/2019 Governor Lamont Selects Seila Mosquera-Bruno to Serve as Commissioner of the Department of Housing

    Governor Ned Lamont today announced that he has chosen Seila Mosquera-Bruno of Milford to serve as Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Housing (DOH). An advocate for affordable housing in the state and nationally, Mosquera-Bruno has dedicated her career toward building public-private partnerships that create strong communities and revitalize neighborhoods.

  • 2/21/2019 Governor Lamont Appointed to Serve on the Council of Governors

    Governor Ned Lamont today announced that he has been appointed by President Donald Trump to serve a two-year term on the Council of Governors, a bipartisan group of ten governors who are responsible for providing coordination between the states and the federal government on emerging threats and emergency response, synchronization and integration of state and federal military activities in the United States, and matters of mutual interest pertaining to the National Guard.

  • 2/21/2019 Governor Lamont Encourages Connecticut High School and College Students to Participate in Cybersecurity Competition

    Governor Ned Lamont is encouraging young women in Connecticut high schools to take advantage of an opportunity to explore their aptitude for cybersecurity and computer science by participating in the 2019 Girls Go CyberStart program. An initiative of the cybersecurity company SANS Institute, Girls Go CyberStart is a nationwide competition designed to inspire young women to explore careers in the field of cybersecurity.

  • 2/20/2019 A Path Forward: Governor Lamont's FY 2020-2021 Budget Proposal

    Anchored by honesty, data, and stakeholder input, Governor Lamont’s pro-growth budget proposes the structural changes necessary to address the state’s crushing fixed costs, while also investing in transportation, education and workforce/economic development. It’s a budget that makes tough choices, strategic investments and ensures that we put Connecticut on a path to growth for all its citizens.

  • 2/19/2019 Governor Lamont Proposes Long-Overdue Structural Reforms: “This Is the Land of Steady Habits, but We Can’t Continue Along the Same Path and Expect That Things Will Fix Themselves”

    Governor Ned Lamont today released a strategic plan outlining real structural reforms to the state budget, specifically around Connecticut’s two major pension systems and state employee and retiree health benefits. The proposal includes cost sharing among municipalities and restructuring the Teacher’s Retirement System (TRS) to adjust the payment schedule. In addition, Governor Lamont will negotiate a maximum price for healthcare services provided to state employees and retirees, and propose risk sharing for cost of living adjustments (COLA). Separately, Lamont is proposing a modernization of the sales tax base by including digital consumer oriented services such as downloading and streaming and eliminating exemptions on goods and services that are historically inequitable.