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Incoming Republican Senate Leader Kevin Kelly: The FCBJ Interview

"We don’t always agree," Kelly (R-Stratford) says of Gov. Ned Lamont. "I don’t expect for us to always agree, but as long as discussions can be held in a candid and frank way, we can work together."

Kevin Kelly, state senator from Stratford, is new Senate Republican Leader

Kelly -- who ran unopposed for reelection this year -- succeeds Len Fasano (R-North Haven), who had served as leader since 2014.

Connecticut business groups seek $70M for small businesses

Thirteen of Connecticut’s largest business groups have sent a letter to Gov. Ned Lamont and the state’s legislative leaders seeking the creation of a new, $70 million small business grant program.

Lamont lays out deficit mitigation plan; Fasano calls it ‘dangerous and...

State statute requires that when the comptroller certifies a shortfall in the General Fund in excess of 1%, the governor musts present lawmakers with a deficit mitigation plan within one month "to modify such allotments to the extent necessary to prevent a deficit."

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."

Gold in them thar buds? CT lawmakers looking at legalizing marijuana...

According to a new study, Connecticut could reap $35-$48 million in direct new revenue during the first year of legalized marijuana sales, which would escalate to $188-$223 million in the fifth year.

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."

Opinion: Who has the power?

Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton refers to the utility as “Neversource.” I can’t decide between that one and “Ever-a-Source-of-Frustration.”

Connecticut launches investigation into utilities’ Isaias performance as pols’ tempers rise

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.”

Former gubernatorial candidate Oz Griebel dead after accident

“There is no place like Oz, and there was no one like Oz," Gov. Ned Lamont -- who faced Griebel in the 2018 gubernatorial election -- remarked.

Nursing homes face scrutiny over handling of COVID-19

As of June 10, Connecticut’s nursing homes had recorded 8,669 confirmed COVID cases and 2,106 deaths.

Lamont approves absentee voting for all in August primary; Fasano questions...

“Nobody should need to make a decision between their health and their right to vote,” the governor said. “We must guarantee access to the ballot, and this is a way to do that during these extraordinary circumstances. I do not take this decision lightly, and it is with the public health and welfare of residents in mind.”

Leadership in a time of crisis: CT Senate Republican Leader Len...

"You’ve got to be willing to change your mind," Fasano says. "If you walk into this chamber, stay for several years, and then walk out as the same person, you’ve missed a great opportunity."

Questions growing about how Lamont’s May 20 reopening is being handled

Impatience among restaurant owners and questions about how an outside consulting group is working on Connecticut's soft reopening on May 20 rose to the fore today, as Gov. Ned Lamont acknowledged.

General Assembly ends regular session with a whimper; Special session expected...

The chambers may have to change their voting protocols, with social distancing mandates expected to remain in place for the foreseeable future. Staggering votes on the floor by 10 members at a time, or allowing voting to be done by video feed, are among the approaches being considered.