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NY Legislature in special session on evictions, marijuana, open meetings

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B1xzKJiU5Ds The New York State Legislature was due to begin a special session at noon today called by Gov. Kathy Hochul after discussions with state...

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."

Phase 3 of reopening CT set for Oct. 8; More capacity...

The usual mitigating practices (masks, social distancing) will still apply in all circumstances. “Obviously we’re dialing up the risk a little bit,” Gov. Ned Lamont said. “This is no time for us to lose our discipline.”

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.

CT Senate Dems announce series of proposals to address racial inequality

Among other items, the Senate Democrats are looking to ban chokeholds and other “unnecessary” police actions.

Gov. Lamont seeks special session to resolve restaurant wage legislation impasse

The governor insisted that his new proposal "avoids the constitutional pitfalls of the prior proposal."

Connecticut legislators to convene on finance issues

Malloy calls a special session; transportation lock box is sought.