HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Eligible families can begin applying next month for Connecticut's new one-year child tax rebate program that's included in the newly revised state budget, Gov. Ned Lamont announced Thursday.
WEST HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Ned Lamont gave the go-ahead on Tuesday to increase state oversight of West Haven's troubled finances.
Lamont said there's been an “obvious lack of fiscal controls” in the city, which has been under the microscope after a former state representative and others were accused of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars of the community's COVID-19 relief funds.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A former Connecticut health commissioner who was fired in the first weeks of the coronavirus pandemic has filed a lawsuit against the state, accusing the governor of discriminating against her, a Black woman, by elevating several white people to lead the crisis response.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that executive orders issued by Gov. Ned Lamont affecting restaurants during the COVID-19 pandemic could not not be used by a Norwalk eatery as an excuse not to pay the rent.
NEW YORK (AP) — New York Gov. Kathy Hochul tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday, saying she will isolate and work remotely this week.
MASHANTUCKET, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Republicans endorsed former state House Minority Leader Themis Klarides, a moderate on social issues, to challenge two-term Democratic U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal in November.
Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont made it clear Thursday, the day after the General Assembly adjourned, that he'll be campaigning on what he sees as the big successes of the 2022 legislative session, ranging from “historic” tax cuts to new funding for child care services.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Following an emotional debate over a new state holiday to commemorate the end of slavery in the United States, Connecticut lawmakers approved legislation Wednesday night making it the latest state to officially recognize “Juneteenth”
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut Senate sent a revised, one-year $24.2 billion state budget to Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont's desk on Tuesday night that Democrats lauded as historic but Republicans derided as falling short for the taxpayers.
Connecticut lawmakers have passed a bill that would allow college athletes at state universities to use their school's name and logo in endorsement deals.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut lawmakers voted Thursday to officially set a target of 2040 for having a carbon-free electricity supply, despite skepticism about whether the state can meet that goal and whether ratepayers can afford the cost.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Consumers in Connecticut will be able to know when their personal information is being tracked and how it's being used under a wide-ranging data privacy bill that's headed to Gov.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Broad agreement has been reached on a revised one-year state budget proposal, Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont and his fellow Democrats in the General Assembly announced Wednesday.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut legislators on Wednesday overwhelmingly approved a bill that will provide up to $75 million in tax incentives to Sikorsky under an agreement Gov. Ned Lamont has said will keep the helicopter maker’s headquarters in the state for the next two decades.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy of Connecticut said he tested positive for the coronavirus Tuesday after experiencing mild symptoms overnight.
“We've done the contact tracing and let people know,” the Democrat said in a Twitter post.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut Senate on Friday gave final legislative approval to a multiyear labor agreement that includes pay raises and bonuses for tens of thousands of state employees, despite concerns raised by some Republicans that taxpayers can't afford it.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Democratic Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont's gross adjusted income for three of his four years in office totaled nearly $26 million, according to tax records released Thursday in a gubernatorial rematch between two wealthy candidates.
WEST HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Members of a state oversight board decided Thursday they need greater control over the finances of West Haven, Connecticut. The city has been under the microscope after a former state representative and others were accused of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars in COVID-19 relief funds awarded to the municipality.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Attorney General William Tong has tested positive for COVID-19, becoming the latest top state official to contract the coronavirus.
Tong, 48, was experiencing mild symptoms and will remain in isolation for five days, according to a news release from his office Wednesday.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Ned Lamont on Wednesday nominated Joan Alexander, a state judge and former prosecutor, to serve on the state Supreme Court.
Alexander, 59, of Cromwell, who now faces legislative confirmation, would succeed Supreme Court Justice Christine Keller, who announced earlier this month that she would be taking senior, part-time status on the court.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut lawmakers have decided to extend four of Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont's remaining pandemic-related executive orders, despite concerns raised by Republicans that it's time to end the practice and get back to normal governing.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's governor said Tuesday that the state may provide supplemental funds to help conservationists purchase a 252-acre Boy Scout camp and keep it out of the hands of developers.
A bill that would allow terminally ill adults in Connecticut to request medication to help them die was suddenly derailed Monday by an unusual parliamentary procedure during a committee vote.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Lt. Gov. Susan Bysiewicz has tested positive for COVID-19 within days after her running mate, Gov. Ned Lamont, announced he had been infected.
Bysiewicz is “feeling well,” said Adam Joseph, her chief of staff, and plans to isolate from her home for the next five days.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont did not rule out Friday the possibility of taking treatments for his case of COVID-19, acknowledging he was exhibiting some symptoms.
“I had really no symptoms yesterday,” the Democrat told reporters during a virtual news conference from the governor's residence in Hartford.
With Connecticut flush with federal COVID-19 relief funds, the Democratic-controlled Appropriations Committee advanced a one-year, $24.16 billion spending plan on Thursday that attempts to address the pandemic's continuing impacts.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday and is not experiencing any symptoms, according to his communications director.
Lamont, 68, received his second booster shot on March 31.
While Democratic and Republican legislators agree taxes in Connecticut should lowered, especially given the state's large budget surplus, there was continued disagreement Wednesday over which taxes should be targeted and when taxpayers should expect to feel some relief.
FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Bob Stefanowski, the likely Republican candidate for Connecticut governor, announced Tuesday his running mate will be Fairfield Rep. Laura Devlin, known for being an outspoken opponent of highway tolls.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont's administration on Friday transmitted agreements reached on 35 labor contracts that cover 43,000 unionized state employees to the General Assembly for consideration.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut will provide up to $75 million in tax incentives to Sikorsky under an agreement that will keep the helicopter maker's headquarters in the state for the next two decades, Gov.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont signed emergency legislation Thursday that will suspend a 25-cent-per-gallon state gasoline tax from April 1 to June 30 to give motorists some relief at the pump.
The General Assembly is expected to vote Wednesday on a proposal to suspend the state's 25-cent-per-gallon excise tax on gasoline in hopes of easing the pain at the pump for Connecticut motorists.
An early version of the emergency bill would suspend the tax between April 1 until June 30, the last day of the current fiscal year.
Some municipal leaders and state legislators are raising concerns about Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont's election year proposal to lower the state's cap on local taxes for motor vehicles, worried cities and towns could ultimately wind up losing much-needed revenue while wealthier drivers might benefit the most from the plan.
With prices rising at the pump, Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont unveiled a proposal Monday to suspend one of Connecticut's two taxes on gasoline by 25-cents-per-gallon until June 30, urging the General Assembly to enact the measure as soon as possible.
Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont's proposal to expand Connecticut's gun control laws received pushback Monday from some opponents who argue it's a “kneejerk” reaction to combatting crime — a key issue in this year's election.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont's administration and nearly three dozen state employee bargaining units have reached tentative agreements on new labor contracts, both sides announced Tuesday.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — “Scoop Dogg” and “Husky McSalty” were the top vote getters among Connecticut residents participating in a contest to name four of the state's snowplows.
Gov. Ned Lamont on Friday announced the winning names that will be displayed on four Connecticut Department of Transportation snowplows.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Dr. Manisha Juthani, Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont's nominee for Department of Public Health Commissioner, was confirmed by the state House of Representatives on a mostly party-line vote, with some Republicans criticizing her handling of certain aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Republican state legislators raised concerns Tuesday that a planned external audit of Connecticut's school construction funding program may fall short of what's needed to get to the “truth” about what, if anything, was amiss in a contracting process currently under federal investigation.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont and the head of state's association of school superintendents say about 85% to 90% of school districts across the state have elected to drop mandatory face mask wearing as of Monday, the day when local officials were allowed to decide whether to extend the state's mask mandate.
Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont announced Friday his budget chief Melissa McCaw is stepping down to take a job with the city of East Hartford. Her departure comes amid a federal investigation surrounding her former deputy and hundreds of millions of dollars in state spending.
The top Republican in the Connecticut House said Thursday he wants a legislative commission — and possibly a private investigator — to look into alleged state contracting “wrongdoings” by a former member of Democratic Gov.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Dr. Manisha Juthani's nomination for commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Public Health, a job she has held since September, cleared a key committee vote Thursday.
House members on the General Assembly's Executive and Legislative Nominations Committee voted 7-1 in favor of her appointment, sending it to the full House of Representatives for consideration.
Advocates of what's become a perennial bill that would allow terminally ill adults in Connecticut to request medication to help them die expressed optimism Wednesday this could be the year the proposal finally gets voted on by the full House and Senate and signed into law by Gov.
A group of Democratic and Republican state lawmakers on Friday unveiled the beginnings of what they pledged will be major overhaul of mental health services for children in Connecticut, an issue some repeatedly called a “crisis” that has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Unionized home care workers and their supporters blocked a major Hartford intersection near the state Capitol on Thursday, demanding Gov. Ned Lamont allocate more funding in his proposed state budget for better wages and basic benefits, including health insurance and paid sick days.
Pressure is growing among lawmakers in Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont's party to give more “hero pay” to a wider range of essential workers who stayed on the job during the early days of the pandemic.
Democratic state senators said Thursday that hero pay will be a top priority during the new legislative session — and they want to use Connecticut’s federal COVID-19 relief funds to do it.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont will visit Israel next month as part of a Connecticut economic development mission
announced Tuesday he will be part of an economic development mission to Israel later this month to promote Connecticut as a welcoming place for start-up companies and to strengthen relations between the two regions.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut Senate voted to extend some of Gov. Ned Lamont’s remaining pandemic-related executive orders on Monday, including a statewide mask mandate for schools and child care centers the Democrat has said he wants lifted Feb.