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Senate Democrats Highlight Plans For Healthcare, Paid Sick Leave

February 22, 2024

Senate Democrats presented the second part of their 2024 legislative agenda – mostly focused on healthcare – in a news conference Wednesday morning at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford.

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4 proposals to watch out for in CT’s 2024 legislative session

February 19, 2024

Lawmakers have set off on a sprint of business in this year’s legislative session, which kicked off earlier this month.

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Connecticut Legislature Unanimously Approves Emergency Funding for Fuel Assistance

February 14, 2024

The Senate and House both voted unanimously Wednesday to pass an emergency act to give extra funding to those in need of fuel assistance. And Gov. Ned Lamont signed it into law.

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Governor Lamont Signs Legislation Approving $17 Million To Cover Federal Gap in Winter Heating Assistance

February 14, 2024

Governor Ned Lamont today announced that he has signed into law legislation approved this afternoon by the Connecticut General Assembly that allocates $17 million to cover a gap in federal assistance to the state this winter from the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).

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Lamont’s fellow Democrats push back on his budget for CT

February 08, 2024

Budget panel leader questions whether administration is committed to spending pandemic relief funds.

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Governor Lamont's 2024 State of the State Address

February 07, 2024

Read and watch Governor Lamont's 2024 'State of the State' address.

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Lamont, CT legislature appear headed for a showdown over education

February 07, 2024

Public colleges and universities don’t receive the bailout they sought in the governor’s plan and K-12 schools would see a scaling back of a planned funding expansion

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Lamont’s plan keeps CT budget within guardrails, pays down $500M in debt

February 07, 2024

Gov. Ned Lamont unveils his adjustments to the two-year budget today and while the state of Connecticut is in the black by hundreds of millions of dollars, there is not much spending they will be able to do beyond what was already allocated.

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Special Alert: Connecticut, Other New England States Issue Tax Relief for Taxpayers Affected by Storms

February 07, 2024

A number of other states have followed the IRS' lead by issuing tax relief to taxpayers affected by recent storms.

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Senate Democrats Call For Expanding Connecticut’s Paid Sick Leave Law

February 02, 2024

Senate Democrats are once again hoping to expand the state’s paid sick leave program to cover more workers during the upcoming legislative session.

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House Republicans Tackle Tax Cuts: Connecticut Residents Need Relief

February 01, 2024

Gov. Ned Lamont said he doesn’t intend to offer any more tax breaks this year, after the historic tax cuts adopted last year, but House Republicans believe there’s enough revenue to reduce taxes and make permanent some other fiscal policies.

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Lamont Plans to Boost Child Care Spending in Budget, Uncertainty Looms Over K-12 Schools Funding

February 01, 2024

Boxed in by a budget that embraces the fiscal guardrails put in place before he was elected, Gov. Ned Lamont will tinker around the edges when it comes to adjusting the two-year budget.

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Lamont Receives Lukewarm Response To Licensing Fee Elimination

January 31, 2024

Gov. Ned Lamont announced today his intention to recommend the elimination of licensure application fees for certain essential fields, as part of the fiscal year 2025 budget adjustment proposal.

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Connecticut Expands Permitted Uses of Paid Sick Leave

January 30, 2024

Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont signed a new law that expands the circumstances in which workers can use state-mandated paid sick leave, effective October 1, 2023. The Connecticut Paid Sick Leave Law, originally passed in 2012, provides “service workers” with certain leave entitlements, including paid sick leave. This leave accrues at a rate of one hour for every 40 hours worked, up to a maximum accrual of 40 hours per year. The law also requires service workers be permitted to roll over at least 40 hours of accrued, unused paid sick leave per calendar year.

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CT's 2024 legislative session begins soon. Here's what to expect

January 29, 2024

On Feb. 7, the Connecticut General Assembly will convene for its 2024 legislative session. Its constitutional adjournment deadline is no later than midnight May 6. The sessions last three months in even-numbered years and five in odd-numbered years.

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No omnibus CT housing bills expected this legislative session

January 26, 2024

Legislators and advocates instead plan a ‘chip away’ approach to address some of Connecticut’s pressing housing issues

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Special session shelved: CT will address EV transition in regular session

January 25, 2024

The General Assembly is giving up on a special legislative session to address how to keep Connecticut committed to a transition to electric vehicles, leaving the issue for consideration in the regular session that opens on Feb. 7.

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Crucial week for Lamont and effort to salvage transition to EVs

January 22, 2024

Gov. Lamont to meet with critical players on proposal to phase out sales of new gas-powered cars by 2035.

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Connecticut’s Upcoming Legislative Session: Affordable Housing, Health Insurance, and Voting Security in the Spotlight

January 18, 2024

It’s just 13 weeks long, but Connecticut’s legislative session will be packed with debate over issues that impact a number of residents from housing and health insurance to voting security.

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Lamont Previews Budget During CBIA Forum, Urges Adherence to Fiscal Guardrails

January 18, 2024

Gov. Ned Lamont used a Thursday morning address to the Connecticut Business and Industry Association’s annual economic summit to preview a budget package he will propose next month that will recommend adherence to fiscal guardrails and minimal changes.

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