Political leaders condemn social media attacks on women
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut political leaders are condemning recent online insults and threats aimed at female candidates from both major parties.
Aerospace industry exec tapped to become manufacturing czar
NORTH HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Ned Lamont has appointed the CEO of an aerospace manufacturing company to oversee efforts to grow Connecticut's manufacturing sector.
Lamont expecting large turnout for his Biden fundraiser
GREENWICH, Conn. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont is expecting more than 100 people to turn out for a campaign fundraiser he and his wife are hosting for presidential candidate and former vice...
Northeast officials team up to push pot, vaping regulations
NEW YORK (AP) — The governors from several Northeastern states said Thursday they want to work together to regulate marijuana and vaping, including possible regional restrictions on flavored...
Lamont still hopeful for “doable” transportation plan
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont says he's still working to get state lawmakers "on board" with his latest plan to upgrade Connecticut's roads and bridges.
Connecticut woman facing deportation granted a stay
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut woman who was ordered deported because of past criminal convictions has been granted a stay by the Board of Immigration Appeals.
Connecticut governor to hold fundraiser for Biden
GREENWICH, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont and his wife are organizing a fundraiser for Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden at their home in Greenwich.
Possible compromise on restaurant workers gets mixed reviews
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A possible legislative compromise that attempts to address concerns raised by restaurant owners facing class action lawsuits over state wage and hour rules received mixed...
Flags lowered in Connecticut to honor fallen firefighters
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Flags are being lowered across Connecticut to honor firefighters who died in the line of duty.
Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont directed U.S. and state flags to be lowered...
Connecticut reports 1st death from vaping-related illness
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut health officials are reporting the state’s first death associated with lung injuries related to vaping.
The state Department of Public Health said Thursday...
Sales tax changes, safe gun storage rules among new laws
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Sales tax changes, new safe gun storage rules, and a new minimum age to purchase tobacco and vaping products are among a host of new laws set to take effect in...
13 Connecticut communities to receive $13M in housing grants
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Thirteen communities across Connecticut are on tap to receive $13 million in federal grants aimed at helping smaller cities modernize and rehabilitate housing.
Lawmakers seek aerial spraying of mosquitoes after 2 deaths
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A bipartisan group of state lawmakers want Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont to consider aerial spraying to combat mosquitoes carrying a deadly virus.
NY, CT governors plan to work together on marijuana, vaping
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Democratic governors of New York and Connecticut said Wednesday they plan to work together to regulate both recreational marijuana and vaping products, saying it makes...
The Latest: NY, CT governors to work together on pot, vaping
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Latest on meeting between governors of Connecticut and New York (all times local):
The Democratic governors of New York and Connecticut say they...
Lawmakers receptive to federal transportation loan program
NEWINGTON, Conn. (AP) — Both Democrats and Republicans expressed interest on Friday in low-cost federal loan programs to help fix Connecticut's transportation infrastructure, following months of...
The Latest: Federal transportation loans met with optimism
NEWINGTON, Conn. (AP) — The Latest on a meeting about federal transportation options (all times local):
Both Democratic and Republican legislative leaders are expressing...
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Tolls, groceries, vaccinations. Is Gov. Lamont the do-over governor?
Agency says no new foods now subjected to meals surcharge
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's tax department has determined no new foods should be subjected to a new surcharge on prepared meals.
Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont asked the Department of...
GOP lawmakers want special session to scrap food tax
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's top Republican legislative leaders are urging their Democratic colleagues to call the General Assembly into a special session to stop a planned surcharge on...
Lamont says review of taxed, prepared foods under way
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Ned Lamont said Tuesday that Connecticut's tax department "too broadly interpreted" a planned surcharge on prepared foods and he has directed the agency to revisit...
Connecticut panel authorizes some capital borrowing
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A state panel has released millions of dollars in borrowing for various capital improvement projects around Connecticut after months of no authorizations.
Lamont seeks to end religious exemption to vaccinations
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Ned Lamont recommended Monday that Connecticut join a growing number of states in eliminating the religious exemption for childhood vaccinations.
Lying prisoners: New laws crack down on jailhouse informants
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A movement to put jailhouse informants under a more powerful microscope before they testify is gaining traction around the country, a byproduct of new DNA testing technology...
Geiger stepping down as president ofsub-maker Electric Boat
GROTON, Conn. (AP) — Submarine manufacturer Electric Boat has announced a change in leadership.
Jeffrey Geiger, who has served as president of the General Dynamics subsidiary since 2013,...
Governor’s relative resigns from job as a personal assistant
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's governor has accepted the resignation of a personal assistant after it was reported the employee was a relative.
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Connecticut’s new hemp industry beginning to take off
LEDYARD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's hemp industry is beginning to take off.
Gov. Ned Lamont announced this week that the state has licensed 82 hemp growers, two processors, and 21...
Lamont issues executive order to reduce carbon emissions
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's governor has signed an executive order designed to help reduce the state's carbon emissions.
Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont's order, signed on Tuesday,...
Connecticut governor to convene forum on climate change
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's governor is convening a forum on climate change.
Democrat Ned Lamont says he's hosting the forum Tuesday morning with Department of Energy and...
Connecticut Gov spends $17k to finance tribute to Woodstock
WOODSTOCK, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's 65-year-old governor spent $17,000 of his own money to finance a tribute to the 50th anniversary of the Woodstock music festival.
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Lamont overrules official, wants more vaccine data released
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont on Wednesday overruled his public health commissioner, saying school-by-school vaccination rates should be publicly released.
Top Connecticut prosecutor retiring after 47-year career
ROCKY HILL, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's top state prosecutor will soon retire after a 47-year career that included winning convictions against a serial killer.
Concerns raised about lack of borrowing for transportation
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's municipal leaders are raising concerns about the lack of state borrowing authorizations, noting the slowdown has affected local repaving and other...
Connecticut seeks bids for 2,000 megawatts of off-shore wind
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is seeking bids to develop 30% of Connecticut's entire energy load from off-shore wind sources.
New York, Connecticut governors discuss better cooperation
WILSON, N.Y. (AP) — While fishing for steelhead trout on Lake Ontario, the governors of New York and Connecticut say they chatted about how their states can work more closely together, including...
Connecticut looks to purchase more offshore wind power
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The state of Connecticut is looking to purchase up to 2,000 megawatts of offshore wind power.
The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection said Monday it had...
Forum planned on troubled Connecticut Port Authority
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — State lawmakers are hoping to learn more about the finances and management practices at the Connecticut Port Authority, which has come under scrutiny after paying a former...
Lamont asks lawmakers to help review quasi-public agencies
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Ned Lamont is asking Connecticut legislative leaders to work with him on reviewing the state's quasi-public agencies, a couple of which have come under scrutiny for...
Analysis shows most legislative districts affected by tolls
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A new analysis shows the bulk of Connecticut's legislative districts would be affected by a contentious proposal to install electronic tolls on three interstates and one...
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont is taking some personal time off to be with his family at their house in Maine.
The Democrat is scheduled to be out of state from Aug....
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Ned Lamont is calling for an independent audit of the Connecticut Port Authority's finances and management practices. He's also seeking recommendations to make the...
Governor’s Woodstock tribute contest is taking shape
WOODSTOCK, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Ned Lamont's plan to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Woodstock music festival in Woodstock, Connecticut, is taking shape.
Records show Lamont putting priority on business leaders
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont has made it a priority in his first months in office to reach out to top executives across Connecticut, embarking on a charm offensive in a state...
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Hartford Police are investigating the 18th homicide this year in Connecticut's capital city.
Lieutenant Aaron Boisvert tells the Hartford Courant that some police...
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Ned Lamont wants state agencies to reorganize their human resources operations to improve efficiencies.
The Democrat on Wednesday signed his second executive...
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — About 1,500 nonunion Connecticut state employees will be receiving raises in line with their union colleagues.
The Hartford Courant reports that Gov. Ned Lamont signed...