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The international union United Food & Commercial Workers seeks to organize the cannabis industry. Credit: Christine Stuart HARTFORD, CT – There are no cannabis workers to organize yet, but the United Food & Commercial Workers International Union is looking to be able to organize these workers as soon as they walk in the door – …

Gov. Ned Lamont said Tuesday the state stands ready to help refugees fleeing Ukraine, while Connecticut’s two largest hospital networks said they plan to donate $1 million in medical supplies to help the country in the midst of the Russian invasion. Lamont said he would use the same approach for Ukrainian refugees as for people …

NEW HAVEN, Conn., March 8, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Avelo Airlines is adding three new popular leisure and business destinations from Southern Connecticut as it exceeds 100,000 passengers at the most convenient airport in the state – Tweed-New Haven Airport (HVN). From the end of May, Avelo will add an exclusive non-stop service between HVN and …

President Joe Biden’s nomination of Federal Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson to the United States Supreme Court last week prompted expressions of optimism from the two US senators from Connecticut, both Democrats, ahead of a confirmation battle which will take place in the coming weeks. In statements posted online and on social media, the senses. Richard …

The protocol will begin at 3 p.m. Monday and remain in effect until 12 p.m. Wednesday. HARTFORD, Connecticut – With the wind chill dipping into the single digits over the next two days, Governor Ned Lamont has activated the state’s severe weather protocol. The protocol will begin at 3 p.m. Monday and remain in effect …

HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – The Connecticut House of Representatives has voted to extend a series of emergency powers for the governor in the event of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Connecticut House of Representatives has a decision to make. The results came in late Thursday evening. One of the extensions included ordering masks from …

HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – The Connecticut House of Representatives has a decision to make. (WFSB) – Thursday is another big day for the state. On Thursday, he will vote on whether to expand Governor Ned Lamont’s emergency pandemic powers. With this, he will decide which of his executive orders should remain. One of …

New York, New Jersey and Connecticut are among a number of states nationwide that are easing or ending mask mandates as coronavirus cases drop precipitously from their recent peaks. On Wednesday, Governor Kathy Hochul of New York announced that a statewide mask or vaccination proof warrant for all indoor public places would be allowed to …

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – An independent investigation released Wednesday questioned the “integrity” of Connecticut’s chief prosecutor who hired the daughter of a state budget official in 2020 while pushing for pay raises for staff, prompting Governor Ned Lamont to escalate the findings to state ethics and criminal justice officials for possible further action. The report …

Gov. Ned Lamont told Connecticut’s largest business group on Friday that he will make property tax relief a priority this year and leave any action on property tax relief to the General Assembly. Corporation tax. “I will present to the legislature a plan for significant property tax reform that particularly affects, I think, the middle …

Although Connecticut families have lost hundreds of millions of dollars in federal COVID aid since September, state government revenues have hit record highs, according to a report released Tuesday. Rising revenues, sales and corporate tax receipts caused state finances to end more than $2.2 billion in the black this fiscal year – a huge cushion …

HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – The governor of Connecticut may request an extension of his emergency powers amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Governor Ned Lamont raised this possibility during a virtual press conference on Wednesday. “We are preparing for legislative leaders and the legislature a list of executive orders that we believe should be prosecuted, but I …

Dozens of schools have delayed the start time on Tuesday due to cold temperatures with wind chill factors appearing below zero. The temperatures felt will be between 0 and minus 20. The high temperatures will only vary from around 7 degrees in the hills to 13 in Hartford and 17 in New Haven, but the …

[ad_1] Although executives say they see less severe illness in this wave of COVID-19, compared to the previous two waves. HARTFORD, Connecticut – The high number of COVID cases in Connecticut is putting additional pressure on hospitals in the state. Right now, executives at Hartford HealthCare say they are treating 485 people with COVID-19 across …

[ad_1] The governor also said they are set to distribute nearly a million test kits statewide and are expected to pass that milestone on Thursday. HARTFORD, Connecticut – As hundreds of thousands of people across Connecticut get their hands on the COVID-19 rapid home test kits, state health officials want to make it easier for …

[ad_1] It’s not the New Year that everyone has been waiting for. An increase in COVID-19 cases driven by the new omicron variant has once again stifled plans for New Year’s celebrations locally and globally. Many planned events have either been canceled or reduced out of concern even as health officials warn of large gatherings …

[ad_1] HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – Republican leaders have asked about the governor’s vaccination passport plan. MGN Republican House Leader Rep. Vincent Candelora held a press conference to address the digital vaccine passport program launched by Governor Ned Lamont. It happened at 11 a.m. at the State Capitol. Their main concern was that while Governor Ned …

[ad_1] HARTFORD, Connecticut (AP) – Connecticut residents will soon be able to show their immunization status using a mobile phone app, although it is up to businesses, restaurants and other establishments to decide if this is necessary. Democratic Governor Ned Lamont announced on Friday that the app will be available by the end of the …

[ad_1] Some establishments already require proof of vaccination prior to entry. Now there will be a new way to deliver this information in Connecticut: a digital health identifier. The technology is similar to vaccine passports used in other states. Governor Ned Lamont announced on Friday that he would be in Connecticut by the end of …

[ad_1] Press Releases 07/12/2021 Governor Lamont announces Aquinas Consulting expansion in Connecticut (HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont today announced that Aquinas Consulting, a company that provides businesses with specialized staffing solutions, is expanding in Connecticut. The company, which had 57 employees in the state last year, has hired an additional 30 people so far …

[ad_1] State officials said on Saturday evening they identified the first case of the omicron COVID-19 variant in Connecticut, in a man who lives in Hartford County. The man, who is in his 60s, developed mild symptoms on November 27. A home test gave a positive result for COVID-19 two days later and a molecular …

[ad_1] HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – Connecticut’s COVID-19 positivity rate has dropped to just under 6%, according to state statistics released Tuesday. Nations around the world are rushing to identify the number of cases of the Omicron Covid-19 variant they have, as fears about the new restraining force g… The number came as health experts around …

[ad_1] HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – Governor Ned Lamont is expected to hold a press conference Monday afternoon to discuss the latest COVID-19 situation in Connecticut. It comes as COVID cases have increased in the state over the past week. COVID cases have more than doubled in the past two weeks in Connecticut. However, doctors say …

[ad_1] Press Releases 11/19/2021 Governor Lamont appoints Shannon Jacovino as Ombudsman for Ministry of Development Services (HARTFORD, CT) – Gov. Ned Lamont today announced he is appointing Shannon Jacovino of West Hartford as ombudsperson for the Connecticut Department of Developmental Services. Jacovino will succeed Edward Mambruno, who recently retired. In this role, Jacovino will work …

[ad_1] Governor Ned Lamont was on the South Lawn of the White House when President Joe Biden signed the trillion dollar infrastructure bill. But the governor says it’s not just free money. “It’s worth remembering that we have to pay 10-20% to pay our share, so no ‘yep, the federal government bailed us out,’” says …

[ad_1] BRIDGEPORT, Connecticut (AP) – Connecticut’s largest city plans to keep its local indoor mask mandate in place, even as the number of COVID-19 cases has declined and some neighboring municipalities have moved to lift their demands in terms of masking. Bridgeport officials cite slow vaccination rates for the decision to continue requiring face coverings …

[ad_1] Governor Ned Lamont and the General Assembly are to be commended for their fiscal prudence. Their management of state government has resulted in large budget surpluses. They wisely invested $ 1.6 billion of our previous budget surplus into our underfunded public pension system. Their investment protected Connecticut’s commitment to esteemed workers and retirees and …

[ad_1] If you recently renewed your vehicle registration, you may have noticed two separate charges on your bill: the Clean Air Act fee and the greenhouse gas reduction fee. Together, they add an additional $ 15 to the cost of renewing your vehicle’s registration. Over the past decade, Connecticut drivers have paid $ 268 million …

[ad_1] Both tribes and the Connecticut Lottery Corporation are permitted to offer online sports betting, while the tribes are also permitted to offer online casino games. HARTFORD, Connecticut – Thousands of virtual bets began being placed on the first day that online sports betting and casino games were made available to all eligible adults within …

[ad_1] Cloe Poisson :: CTMirror.org In May 2020, Governor Ned Lamont held a press conference announcing the arrival of N95 masks and other PPE from China for healthcare workers. Connecticut now has nine paddles with Hanes cloth masks that it cannot use. It wasn’t that long ago that Connecticut couldn’t get masks at all costs. …

[ad_1] In May 2020, acknowledging the crisis Connecticut restaurants were facing due to COVID-19, Governor Ned Lamont wisely eased restrictions on outdoor dining. The expansion of alfresco dining has been of great benefit to Stratford residents and restaurateurs. Diners appreciate the atmosphere and the added security of eating out. Restaurants have grown considerably and are …

[ad_1] President Joe Biden is coming to Connecticut on Friday and he will visit Hartford and Storrs. He will be in Hartford to promote his Build Back Better program, according to a White House statement. “Really happy Presiden Biden is coming back to Connecticut. I think he loves Connecticut,” Gov. Ned Lamont said Tuesday morning. …

[ad_1] HARTFORD, Connecticut (AP) – About 3,000 employees in the state of Connecticut remained non-compliant on Sunday with the governor’s order requiring a vaccine or weekly testing, according to the state. This is a drop from the roughly 8,000 employees who did not comply on Friday. Democratic Governor Ned Lamont’s executive order requires employees to …

[ad_1] UNCASVILLE – Once the pomp and circumstance of a morning celebration to start legalized gambling in Connecticut wears off – no more TV cameras, no more lawmakers mingling and shaking hands, no more ribbon cuts – the gambling hall near the temporary sportsbook at Mohegan Sun Casino provided the usual sights and sounds. Lights …

[ad_1] Press Releases 01/10/2021 Governor Lamont flies the flags to half the staff on Sunday for the national memorial service for fallen firefighters (HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont today announced he is leading the flags of the United States and the Connecticut states lowered at half mast from sunrise to sunset on Sunday, October …

[ad_1] MASHANTUCKET – Daniel LeBlance drove from his New York home to Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut on Thursday to place one of the first bets on professional and college-level sports teams, now that it’s legal in the state. To LeBlance, it seemed extraordinary how quickly sports betting has come into being and functioning, not …

[ad_1] HARTFORD, Connecticut (WTNH) – Gov. Ned Lamont orders the state executive branch agency to prepare for employees to be placed on unpaid leave starting next week due to non-compliance with the COVID-19 vaccine mandate. Lamont asked Major General Francis Evon to begin planning the activation of the Connecticut National Guard. Lamont’s office says the …

[ad_1] More than 300 unionized group home and day program workers on Wednesday called off a strike threat after signing a new contract that workers say will finally allow them to afford health insurance. Rob Baril, president of the New England Health Care Employees Union, District 1199, SEIU, said he hopes the two-year salary and …

[ad_1] HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – In a special session Tuesday, the state Senate passed an extension of Governor Ned Lamont’s emergency powers in the event of a pandemic. This is the sixth extension, which runs until February 15, 2022. Governor Lamont said the extension is needed as the COVID Delta variant spreads. However, after fifth …

[ad_1] Press Releases 09/27/2021 Governor Lamont, Connecticut Department of Transportation and AAA raise awareness of new rear seat belt law that comes into effect October 1 Starting Friday, a new Connecticut law will require all rear passengers to wear seat belts (HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont, the Connecticut Department of Transportation’s Highway Safety Office …

[ad_1] HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – Lawmakers are due to meet for a special session Monday to debate an extension of the governor’s emergency powers in the event of a pandemic. Governor Ned Lamont’s powers will expire at the end of the month. Governor Ned Lamont calls for the General Assembly to meet in extraordinary session …

[ad_1] NEW HAVEN, Connecticut (AP) – Connecticut school districts are holding their breath as more than 200 school bus drivers may quit their jobs in response to a vaccination mandate that goes into effect Monday. This could exacerbate an already problematic driver shortage that is plaguing school districts across the state and nationwide. Principals are …

[ad_1] In 1998, to help reduce people’s energy bills, Connecticut lawmakers created a new policy allowing state residents to purchase electricity from companies competing with their local power companies. . Today, about 25,000 people in the state get their electricity from competitive suppliers. But if the rationale for this controversial effort was to save money, …

[ad_1] Friday was the first day thousands of people across the state could receive their third dose of the Pfizer vaccine, and for those who qualify, there are plenty of places to get the vaccine. The Durham Fair brings a demolition derby to the state this weekend. There are thousands of exhibits and a lot …

[ad_1] HARTFORD, Connecticut (WTNH) – The Connecticut National Guard will host a welcoming ceremony in Hartford on Saturday. The men and women of 143 Regional Support Group and Detachment 2 will return home. Approximately 80 troops have been deployed to Jordan in support of Operation Spartan Shield and have overseen base operations and contracting at …

[ad_1] HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – It was a day to remember for the Connecticut National Guard as dozens of men and women were welcomed home after being overseas for nearly a year. Some of them served in Africa, while others served in Jordan. Surrounded by friends and family colleagues, dozens of Connecticut National Guard members …

[ad_1] Press Releases 09/24/2021 DCP ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF STATE SELF-EXCLUSION LIST AND ENCOURAGES RESPONSIBLE GAMING BEFORE INDUSTRY EXPANSION SEPTEMBER 24, 2021 – The Department of Consumer Protection is launching a statewide portal for consumers to voluntarily opt out of the opportunity to participate in gambling activities in Connecticut. The Department, along with partners in the …

[ad_1] Press Releases 09/22/2021 Governor Lamont and Commissioner Rovella announce the passing of former Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection Commissioner Reuben Bradford (HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont and Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection Commissioner James C. Rovella today mourn the loss of Reuben Bradford, former Commissioner of the Department of …

[ad_1] While the United States Food and Drug Administration voted against COVID vaccine recalls for the general population, Connecticut has already administered nearly 20,000 third doses to immunocompromised residents, said a health official from the United States. State. As of Friday, the state had administered 19,400 third doses, according to Chris Boyle, spokesperson for the …

[ad_1] More than 300 refugees are expected to arrive in Connecticut over the next two weeks. HARTFORD, Connecticut – Gov. Ned Lamont will announce details on Friday of what will happen when the state accepts approximately 300 refugees from Afghanistan in the coming weeks. The White House informed Lamont on Wednesday that Connecticut will soon …

[ad_1] Press Releases 09/10/2021 Governor Lamont clarifies order requiring state employees, daycares and school staff to be vaccinated or tested for COVID-19 (HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont today issued Executive Order No. 13G, which replaces and clarifies his previous Executive Order No. 13D. The ordinance does not change the substance or timelines of the …

[ad_1] September 4 — Connecticut, like the rest of the world, reckons with Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report outlining a grim future for humanity and the environment, unless there is a concerted effort to change of cap. The report, which warns of forest fires, droughts, sea level rise, heat waves and more frequent severe …

[ad_1] Connecticut is one of eight states that will adopt Apple’s latest feature: Virtual Driver’s Licenses and State IDs. The new feature on Apple Wallet will allow users to upload a photo of their ID directly to their virtual wallet, which will be verified by individual states, Apple said in a press release. Apple will …

By DAVID KLEPPER, MICHAEL KUNZELMAN and DAVID PORTER WEST, RI (AP) – Tropical Storm Henri hit the northeast in high winds as it made landfall on the Rhode Island coast on Sunday and sent driving rain bands westward, cutting off power to more than 140,000 homes and causing downpours that closed bridges, flooded roads and …

[ad_1] HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – The worst of the storm is behind us and now the cleanup is underway. Tropical Storm Henri brought hours of heavy rain and numerous floods. Governor Ned Lamont said it would take a few days to restore power and drain some of the water. The worst of the storm is …

[ad_1] NORWALK, Connecticut (CBSNewYork) – Floodwaters are slowly increasing in parts of Connecticut as the Henry impacts set in. Governor Ned Lamont said the state is monitoring and ready to respond to flash floods, storm surges and power outages. READ MORE: Henry’s follow-up: the storm makes landfall in Rhode Island; Flash floods and storm surges …

[ad_1] Press Releases 08/21/2021 Governor Lamont provides an update on Connecticut’s preparedness for Hurricane Henri (HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont today announced that the Connecticut State Emergency Operations Center is activated ahead of Hurricane Henri, which is expected to hit Connecticut tomorrow, and management officials state emergencies worked all day to prepare for the …

[ad_1] HARTFORD, Connecticut (AP) – Connecticut is set to receive billions of dollars in additional federal transportation funding for rail and bus projects, bridge and road repairs, reduction efforts carbon emissions, new electric vehicle charging stations and other initiatives under the two-party $ 1,000 billion project. infrastructure bill that was approved by the US Senate …

[ad_1] NORWALK, CT – Mayor Harry Rilling announced on Tuesday that masks will be required at all facilities in Norwalk, regardless of a person’s coronavirus vaccination status, starting Friday. In a statement, Rilling said his executive order affects all establishments in Norwalk, including bars, restaurants, gyms, movie theaters and supermarkets, where physical distance cannot be …

[ad_1] The City of New Haven now requires people to wear masks indoors whether or not you are vaccinated against COVID-19. Where face masks are required in New Haven Masks will be mandatory indoors in all establishments, such as: Bars Restaurants, when you’re not eating Retail establishments Theaters Office buildings New Haven County has reached …

[ad_1] Aug 6 – I don’t think there is any doubt that you can consider Noank’s Kevin Blacker to be a whistleblower, in the broadest sense of the word, given his role in exposing so many scandals to the Connecticut Port Authority. And that makes Blacker’s harassment, by prosecutors and the highest echelons of state …

[ad_1] As Litchfield County on Tuesday became the last county in the state with “substantial” threats of the spread of COVID-19, Gov. Ned Lamont said local leaders and business owners will decide how and how they must tighten the rules on coronaviruses. News of Litchfield County’s status came as new hospitalizations, 17, were as high …

[ad_1] Cloe Poisson :: CTMirror.org A healthcare worker inserts a nasal swab to test Pamela Waterman, of Hartford, for COVID-19 at Hartford HealthCare’s mobile testing site at Phillips Health Care in north Hartford in May 2020. After a year of keeping COVID testing rates secret, based on the wishes of the hospitals and labs involved, …

[ad_1] As the Delta variant becomes more prominent – being the cause of 80% of new COVID-19 cases in the country – there is growing concern among those who have been vaccinated and their chances of contracting the virus. According to the Department of Public Health, there are currently 854 groundbreaking cases in the state …

[ad_1] Governor Ned Lamont signed a bill banning the use of fire-fighting foam and food packaging containing per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances. PFAS is a group of chemicals, per- and polyfluorinated alkyl substances, which can be dangerous if they enter rivers and groundwater. Read the invoice here. The law prohibits the use of fire-fighting foam containing …

[ad_1] Press Releases 07/20/2021 Governor Lamont and Connecticut State Officials Raise Awareness on Safe Storage of Drugs and Other Substances (HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont today announced that the state of Connecticut is launching a campaign to educate the public about the safe storage of drugs and other potentially harmful substances. The initiative is …

[ad_1] Connecticut residents who commute to work by train, as well as those who wish they could, have received a lot of good news in recent weeks. In June, Governor Ned Lamont announced a rail improvement plan dubbed Time for CT. Following what appears to be a comprehensive study of rail conditions on Metro-North Railroad’s …

[ad_1] HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – It’s still summer vacation, but the Centers for Disease Control has issued new guidelines for the next school year. The agency says vaccinated teachers and vaccinated students do not need to wear masks at school. The CDC also said no one needed to wear masks at recess or in most …

[ad_1] “This Is Us” actor spotted around Greenwich Arnold Gold / Hearst Connecticut Media Actor Justin Hartley was in Connecticut to film Netflix’s “The Noel Diary” and he took advantage of his time here to visit a number of local restaurants. In June it was spotted in Hinoki, a Japanese restaurant on Greenwich Avenue, and …

[ad_1] HARTFORD, Connecticut (AP) – The state has unveiled a new website to provide up-to-date information on the deployment of legalized cannabis in Connecticut, ranging from background information on the law that took effect July 1 to resources for potential marijuana-related businesses. Although parts of the new law have come into effect, including making it …

[ad_1] Statewide healthcare workers who were hired during the pandemic must be fired if they do not take their fingerprints for state-mandated background checks by July 20, the health department warns Connecticut public in urgent notes sent to nursing homes, home health agencies, chronic disease hospitals and other health care entities. An estimated 7,500 people …

[ad_1] Connecticut (WTNH) – The new marijuana law comes into effect Thursday, July 1. The police only had a few weeks to prepare. Advice to local services has been disseminated statewide. But some criticize the governor and Democratic leaders for calling the law “a botched legalization of marijuana”, adding that Gov. Ned Lamont “ignores the …

[ad_1] HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – Wednesday is the last day to receive a COVID-19 vaccine at some of the state’s mass vaccination sites. Hartford HealthCare said it was cutting large vaccination sites and focusing on community efforts. He held a press conference on Wednesday morning. Hartford HealthCare discussed the closure of mass vaccination sites on …

[ad_1] Press Releases 06/25/2021 Governor Lamont Announces ITT Inc. to Move Global Headquarters to Connecticut (HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont today announced that ITT Inc. (NYSE: ITT), a global leader in manufacturing and technology, is moving its headquarters from White Plains, New York, to Stamford , Connecticut. ITT manufactures high-tech components and develops customized …

[ad_1] Press Releases 06/23/2021 Governor Lamont provides update on Connecticut’s coronavirus response efforts Last data at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday 23 June 2021 (HARTFORD, CT) – As the state of Connecticut continues to take action in response to the global spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Governor Ned Lamont provided the following updates at 3:00 p.m. …

[ad_1] Press Releases 06/17/2021 Governor Lamont announces the retirement of Labor Commissioner Kurt Westby and appoints Danté Bartolomeo as successor (HARTFORD, CT) – Gov. Ned Lamont today announced that Connecticut Department of Labor Commissioner Kurt Westby plans to step down from his post in the state by the end of June. The governor intends to …

[ad_1] HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – State lawmakers kicked off a special session in the state capital on Tuesday morning to clarify details on two critically important topics: the budget and recreational marijuana. Discussions during the special session will impact millions of Connecticut residents for years to come. Connecticut lawmakers have closed what has turned out …

[ad_1] Senate Minority Leader Kevin Kelly of Stratford described the TCI as a “gas tax” during a press conference on April 28. The legislative session which has just ended has recorded a number of victories – but also a few losses – for environmentalists. Advocates praised Connecticut’s “bottle ball” improvements, but expressed disappointment at the …

[ad_1] There is a lot to love about the two-year, $ 46.4 billion budget approved by the State General Assembly that Governor Ned Lamont was about to sign when this editorial went to press on last week. By avoiding any significant tax increase, it is part of what we have set as an editorial priority …

[ad_1] By SUSAN HAIGH, Associated Press HARTFORD, Connecticut (AP) – Some big changes are expected in Connecticut nursing homes in the coming months. From mandatory two-month supplies of personal protective equipment and full-time infection specialists to allowing residents to have cameras in their rooms, lawmakers passed several bills during the regular legislative session which ended …

[ad_1] HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – An executive order signed by Governor Ned Lamont that postponed tenant evictions is coming to an end. The moratorium on evictions was put in place during the COVID-19 pandemic as many people lost their jobs. It allowed tenants to skip rent payments and not get evicted from their apartments. There …

[ad_1] Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont is expected to sign a bill passed this week by state lawmakers that, starting in January 2023, will impose a tax of up to 17.5 cents per mile on heavy trucks that use the roads of Connecticut. The tax, which trucks would be required to pay in addition to federal …

[ad_1] HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – Connecticut is poised to become the next state to allow college student-athletes to benefit from their own names and likenesses. MGN The state Senate passed the bill on Tuesday night. “This bill really addresses a basic equity issue: These students – who are mostly minority students – have helped the …

[ad_1] The Connecticut State Capitol on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 as the House of Representatives debated a two-year budget bill. The House of Representatives approved a two-year, $ 46.4 billion state budget shortly after midnight on Wednesday that avoids major tax hikes, injects huge new dollars into municipalities and social services and tax breaks for …

[ad_1] The glass appears to be half full in Connecticut as both houses of the General Assembly recently passed a law that would allow the use of automatic liquor machines in bars, restaurants and breweries. The ball is now in Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont’s court as the state awaits a decision that would allow people …

[ad_1] Press Releases 08/06/2021 Governor Lamont congratulates Connecticut Senate on passing legislation legalizing adult cannabis use (HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont commends the Connecticut State Senate for voting to approve legislation drafted with the support and input of his administration that will legalize recreational and adult use of cannabis, including its sale and safe …

[ad_1] A customer eagerly taps his foot to the ground as he lines up, eager to get out and breathe some fresh air. “Why do we still have to wear these things? They ask the person behind them, pointing a finger at their blue surgical mask. Despite Governor Ned Lamont’s decision to completely lift the …

[ad_1] HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – It looks like a deal has been made on the state budget, but a vote is still needed. The legislative session ends in four days. Can the legislator pass a budget and take action on multiple bills before the deadline? The Connecticut State Capitol. WFSB file The budget has caused …

[ad_1] Press Releases 04/06/2021 Governor Lamont confirms agreement to avoid strike in group homes for people with disabilities (HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont today announced that his administration has received copies of strike withdrawal notices from SEIU District 1199 New England to group homes that provide services to people with developmental disabilities. The notices …

[ad_1] As Connecticut encourages residents to re-enter the workforce, new job estimates show the varying economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic statewide. The Department of Labor released its annual estimates of unemployment in each Connecticut city averaging over the full 12 months of 2020 and prior years, deriving data from surveys. The data itself is …

[ad_1] HARTFORD, Connecticut (WTNH) – A bit of controversy in the state capital this week. Lawmakers are accused of drinking on the ground during the session. This was revealed after Hartford Courant columnist Kevin Rennie posted a CTN video on his blog. It showed a state official appearing to need help on the House floor. …

[ad_1] State lawmakers returned to the State Capitol on Tuesday to learn that the Hartford monument had been damaged by gunfire, most likely early Monday or Tuesday when the building was unoccupied, officials said. The damage appeared to have been caused by two or three bullets. Two bullet holes in windows and one in a …

[ad_1] According to ACLU Connecticut, approximately 400,000 people live with criminal records in Nutmeg State. If passed, the Clean Slate Bill would erase recordings for more than half. (Adobe Stock) By Michayla Savitt – Producer, Contact June 1, 2021 HARTFORD, Connecticut – Supporters of criminal justice reform are optimistic that a Clean Slate bill will …

[ad_1] FAIRFIELD, CT – After months of discussions in Hartford – and Fairfield – several changes to state zoning law that could affect affordable housing in the city were passed in the House and Senate just days after that the Selectmen board of directors approved a resolution opposing the policies. The proposed changes, which will …

[ad_1] With rain in the forecast for Memorial Day weekend, Governor Ned Lamont made a request on Friday morning. “Come on man, we’ve been waiting for this day for two years,” he said looking up at the sky. “We want bright sunshine and make sure everyone knows it’s welcome in all of our parks, all …

[ad_1] HARTFORD, Connecticut (WTNH) – With less than two weeks of legislative session, a state budget bill has yet to pass. Negotiations are coming to an end and sources tell News 8 that the bill could be passed next week. Governor Ned Lamont said: “My point is that we are going to get an honestly …

[ad_1] Press Releases 05/26/2021 Governor Lamont launches 2021 Governor’s Summer Reading Challenge The winners of the 2020 Summer Reading Challenge rewarded (HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont, Interim Connecticut Education Commissioner Charlene Russell-Tucker and Connecticut State Librarian Deborah Schander today announced the launch of the 2021 Governor’s Summer Reading Challenge – an annual statewide program …

[ad_1] The State House on Tuesday approved a bill that equates the sea and land with agricultural land tax breaks after the Senate passed the bill in April. The bill now goes to Governor Ned Lamont’s office. By a bipartisan vote of 140 to four, the bill moved forward after a short debate. Supporters hailed …

[ad_1] Quinnipiac University (Nicole McIsacc archive photo) HARTFORD, CT – As another unusual semester ends and vaccines are introduced to college communities in Connecticut, schools are starting to prepare for a sense of normalcy for the fall semesters. As of Monday, 50% of adults between the ages of 18 and 24 in Connecticut had received …

[ad_1] Press Releases 05/24/2021 Governor Lamont welcomes final approval of acquisition of Bridgeport University by Goodwin University (HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont today applauds the completion of Goodwin University’s acquisition of the University of Bridgeport, saying the change in ownership will ensure this private higher education institution of long-standing and respected Connecticut may continue …

[ad_1] STAMFORD, Connecticut (CBSNewYork) – Without work and hesitant to return? The Governor of Connecticut is offering a $ 1,000 incentive to get people back to work. READ MORE: New York City schools revert to all in-person learning in September, says Mayor De Blasio With 65,000 positions open statewide, business owners say they need help. …

[ad_1] Norwich – City government offices will be fully open to the public from Monday, City Manager John Salomone said, although some very busy departments, such as the City Clerk and Social Services, may still be asking people to make appointments to avoid crowds. However, some boards and commissions will continue to hold hybrid or …

[ad_1] Posted: May 23, 2021 / 10:02 am ET / Update: May 22, 2021 / 8:14 p.m. EDT We all have so many photos on our phones, but do you print them? Previously, we had to take pictures with film and have them developed at the camera store. We found a local father and son …

[ad_1] The Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness’ one-time tally shows about 300 homeless households less in January 2021 than in January 2020. The coalition says this is in part the result of federal aid that is still needed to mitigate the effects of the pandemic. (Adobe Stock) By Michayla Savitt – Producer, Contact May 21, …

[ad_1] The Connecticut Department of Education has issued guidelines that Connecticut school districts will not have to offer a distance learning option to families next fall. Education Department officials said they do not plan to have to force school districts to offer this option after this school year. “I really hope that our schools are …

[ad_1] HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – There were new developments Thursday regarding the state of distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine in the state. Governor Ned Lamont said demand has fallen by 50% in recent weeks. In addition, shipments are starting to decrease and clinics are asking for fewer doses. This is a point where supply exceeds …

[ad_1] From the mayor’s office Stamford Director of Health Dr Jennifer Calder and City Medical Advisor Dr Henry Yoon published a joint statement today addressing the benefits of the COVID-19 vaccine produced by Johnson & Johnson (J&J). Click on here to read the statement. Mayor David Martin ad the town of Stamford sold $ 44 …

[ad_1] HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – People across the state continue to report problems when it comes to reapplying for unemployment and contacting the Department of Labor. The latest complaint comes from people who have to wait over a month for a hearing every time employers dispute their benefits. Congress has extended unemployment benefits for people …

[ad_1] Connecticut is on the verge of adopting new, more flexible mask-wearing guidelines that have been provided by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC). The CDC announced Tuesday, April 27, that people who are fully vaccinated – two weeks after receiving an injection of Johnson & Johnson or two doses of Pfizer or …

[ad_1] HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – Republican leaders in Connecticut are launching a petition to stop potential taxes on gasoline and, therefore, food. Republican Senate Leader Kevin Kelly, Republican House Leader Vincent Candelora and other lawmakers and advocates announced a press conference at noon Wednesday. They said Gov. Ned Lamont and the Democrats were advocating a …