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Gov. Ned Lamont said that he currently has no plans to lock down the state again as a result of Covid-19, although cases and...
New hospitalizations, which Gov. Ned Lamont has said is the key indicator as to whether the state’s coronavirus incidents have peaked, rose by just 31 to 1,593; Fairfield County saw a nine-person decrease, to 676.
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."
“We’re just following multiple states in establishing some sports betting in our state," says Rep. Joseph Gresko (D-Stratford). "This way we keep that potential revenue here in the State of Connecticut.”
"The governor sold credit rating agencies a promise that he is failing to keep," Senate Minority Leader Len Fasano said. "I am gravely concerned about the consequences of not following through with the representations made.”
“Unfortunately, Governor Lamont appears to be saying that the state can either adopt his singular proposal on gaming, or do nothing at all,” Mohegan Chairman James Gessner said.
"The public still has not been shown any details about the new House Democrat/Gov. Lamont combined tolling proposal," the Senate Minority Leader says.
"The time to move is now," according to Senate President Pro Tem Martin Looney, who expressed hopes that a special legislative session will be called to vote on the plan. Senate Minority Leader Len Fasano said the proposal demonstrates Democrats' "insatiable desire to tax people more."
But a spokesman for Gov. Ned Lamont said the proposed bill "falls short of what the governor wants for Bridgeport."