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CT Sen. Carlo Leone resigns to join state Transportation Department

In addition to being Deputy President Pro Tempore in the Senate, the Democrat chaired the Transportation Committee and was vice chair of Finance, Revenue & Bonding.

Treasurer Shawn Wooden: The Business Journal Interview

“I feel very strongly that, just because (the rainy day fund) is there, we should not deplete it. While it's raining today, we don’t know how long the rain is going to last – or when it’s going to start raining again."

CT state Sen. Tony Hwang: Lack of post-pandemic planning is...

"We all need to create a more viable, sustainable, and financially sensible form of government," says the Deputy Senate Republican Leader, whose 28th District includes Easton, Fairfield, Newtown, Weston and Westport.

Hemp, ballots, holding utilities accountable on Lamont’s agenda for special session

Senate Minority Leader Len Fasano (R-North Haven) called Lamont’s agenda “a disappointing display of one-party rule and partisan politics."

Lamont extends emergency powers to February, over GOP objections

“There is a process for the governor to request an extension of his emergency powers and seek legislative approval," said Senate Minority Leader Len Fasano (R-North Haven). "That process has not happened yet."

Lamont extends workers’ comp to frontline employees, but not everyone is...

“Even if it is more expensive,” declared State Sen. Julie Kushner (D-Danbury), “that’s the cost of doing business.”

CT House passes absentee ballot, telehealth, diabetes and, ultimately, police accountability...

While three of the bills were overwhelmingly approved, the fourth -- which includes a provision allowing civil lawsuits to be filed against police officers and municipalities in certain circumstances -- only passed at 9 a.m. today after much debate.

Absentee ballots, police accountability on agenda for CT special session

In addition, Lamont’s emergency powers and the executive orders he issued under those powers during the COVID-19 crisis are scheduled to expire on Sept. 9, meaning that the General Assembly must decide on the absentee ballot and extension of telehealth coverage questions by then.

General Assembly won’t reconvene this session; Klarides won’t seek re-election

House Minority Leader Themis Klarides (R) joins Speaker of the House Joe Aresimowicz (D) and Senate Minority Leader Len Fasano (R) in not seeking re-election this November.

COVID-19 LATEST: Fed stimulus bill to be voted on today; CT...

As for personal protective equipment (PPE), the governor said that while the wait continues for federal supplies to arrive, "We're not gonna sit around and wait for the cavalry to come in." Lamont said the state is "vetting lots of different options, offers" for PPE, "some of which seem a little shady, frankly."

Lamont, focusing on budget, pushes tolls to special session

“Democrat leadership appears lost,” according to Senate Republican President Pro Tempore Len Fasano.

After long debate, minimum-wage hike passes House

The debate fell mostly along party lines, with Democrats voting in favor of the bill and Republicans against it.

Bill to expand Tweed’s runway clears GA committee

Gov. Ned Lamont cited upgrading Tweed as part of his proposals to strengthen the state’s transportation infrastructure.

Tech boot camp for job seekers opening in Stamford

Courses are set to begin in the first quarter of 2019.

State awards $9.8 million for stem cell research

In its latest round of stem cell research funding, the state announced last week $9.8 million in grants for 23 researchers.