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A group of 11 State Senate Democrats has sent a letter to Gov. Ned Lamont questioning the prudence of starting to reopen some state businesses on May 20 – concerns that the governor tried to assuage during today’s briefing.
Fairfield and New Haven counties continue to be flat when it comes to COVID-19 cases, Gov. Ned Lamont said today while Hartford County continues to ramp up.
Although Connecticut added another 45 COVID-19-related deaths since yesterday, bringing its total to 380, Gov. Ned Lamont said the rate of increase in hospitalizations is "not going up -- in fact, it may be going down a little bit," a possible sign that the state's number of coronavirus incidents has peaked.
“We’re in much better condition than many of our peer states,” Gov. Ned Lamont said, referring to Connecticut’s $200 million surplus and the $2.5 billion in its rainy day fund. “That can be depleted very quickly depending on the scale of the crisis and what the fed does, but we’re in a relatively good position.”
The state Department of Economic and Community Development and the Connecticut Economic Resource Center are working on a statewide economic development plan "that people can believe in," said CERC President and CEO Peter Denious. "Our aspirations and goals are extremely ambitious.”
Greenwich-based Asarasi and Norwalk-based Pelletric each received $10,000 prizes.
Connecticut Innovations (CI), the state’s venture capital firm, is being expanded to help promote new startups and early-stage businesses in the state.