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Twelve electric buses are on order for operation in the New Haven and Stamford service areas; they were funded through Connecticut’s share of the 2018 Volkswagen emissions settlement, along with FTA Section 5307 funds (80% federal, 20% state).
The inquiry will help "determine whether the companies are meeting their legal obligations and whether any penalties need to be applied," Gov. Ned Lamont said. "The people of Connecticut deserve better than the service they are receiving.”
The Peninsula at Harbor Point site is available immediately for the development of up to 1 million square feet.
Under the agreement with the Stamford Municipal Nurses Association, which represents 38 school and public health nurses, union members will go without a raise for the 2019-20 year and take a less costly medical plan, in exchange for no layoffs.
"The city's estimation of layoffs may increase over time and will likely result in multiple rounds of layoffs," said a spokesman for Mayor David Martin. "We anticipate the next round could occur as soon as mid-August.”
According to Arthur Augustyn, a spokesman for Mayor David Martin, the city needs to cut about $32.2 million from Martin’s $630 proposed budget in order to maintain its mill rate and not increase taxes for Fiscal Year 2020-21.
Handler ran an unsuccessful campaign to become the Republican nominee for governor in the last election.
Gov. Ned Lamont focused on the continued ramping up of COVID-19 testing at today's briefing, noting that the number of weekly tests has increased from about 18,000 a couple of weeks ago to roughly 29,000 now.
Mayor David Martin said he believes Stamford’s peak testing demand may reach approximately 10,000 per week, and that the city is actively pursuing more testing capacity to reach that goal.
"It's tough medicine," the governor remarked. "I think it's the right medicine."
Mayor David Martin said the city is exploring other potential drive-through testing sites to expand testing capacity in Stamford as demand increases.
The Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) State Laboratory has identified three additional presumptive positive cases of COVID-19, Gov Ned Lamont announced today. To...
Unfunded retirement costs, school facility restoration related to mold prevention, and health/COVID-19 emergency preparation are among the unusual items contained in the proposal.
"I am disappointed Mike (Handler) did not share with me his intention to leave Stamford to join BLT, despite the obvious concerns it would raise with me and Stamford’s community," Mayor David Martin says.
The New Canaan resident entered the last gubernatorial race as a Republican in 2017, suspending his campaign several months later.