Latest Connecticut state government News

Lamont: Vax mandate for state employees, teachers can expire

Jan. 20, 2022 19:15 PM EST

Gov. Ned Lamont won't push for lawmakers to renew executive orders requiring certain state employees and teachers either get vaccinated or tested for COVID-19. Lamont said Thursday those mandates aren't among the 11 mandates he’s recommending the General Assembly extend when his...

Lamont: Nursing home visitors must be vaccinated or tested

Jan. 19, 2022 18:25 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Beginning Saturday, visitors to nursing homes in Connecticut must show proof they've been vaccinated for COVID-19 or they've recently tested negative in order to enter the long-term care facilities. Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont signed an executive order...

State to help train insurance brokers for underserved cities

Jan. 19, 2022 15:57 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Ned Lamont and Connecticut’s health care exchange announced plans Wednesday to launch a training program for licensed independent insurance brokers in the state’s three largest cities. James Michel, the chief executive of Access Health CT, said once...

Stefanowski running for governor in likely expensive race

Jan. 19, 2022 15:54 PM EST

Connecticut voters face the prospect of another high-priced election with the reemergence of businessperson Bob Stefanowski, the Republican candidate for governor in 2018, who announced Wednesday he is running again and is spending at least $10 million of his own money this time. ...

Republican businessman Bob Stefanowski is again running for Connecticut governor against Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont

Jan. 19, 2022 08:13 AM EST
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Republican businessman Bob Stefanowski is again running for Connecticut governor against Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont.

Mandatory funding increases proposed for struggling agencies

Jan. 18, 2022 17:19 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — With many nonprofit agencies in Connecticut struggling to both attract and retain workers, the top Senate Democrat on the General Assembly's budget-writing committee said Tuesday she plans to pursue legislation this session that would mandate regular increases in state...

Officials vow action after 13-year-old overdoses at school

Jan. 18, 2022 17:13 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut officials pledged to take action Tuesday in response to the overdose death of a seventh grader at a Hartford school, and urged parents to talk to their children about the dangers of illegal drugs. Democratic state Rep. Liz Linehan, of Cheshire,...

Conn. still seeking new lab for many state virus test sites

Jan. 15, 2022 12:37 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Officials are still working to replace the lab company that handles most of Connecticut's state-run coronavirus testing, but they don't anticipate any sites shutting down when the company pulls out at the end of the month, according to a newspaper report Saturday. ...

Lawmaker proposes mandatory neck guards after hockey death

Jan. 14, 2022 17:06 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut state lawmaker says she plans to introduce legislation requiring all hockey players to wear a neck guard or a similar protective device during practice or games following the death last week of a 10th-grade player whose neck was cut by a skate. ...

Doctors believe latest surge may be peaking in Connecticut

Jan. 13, 2022 17:31 PM EST

Doctors at Connecticut’s two largest health care systems say they believe the latest wave of the COVID-19 pandemic may be peaking in the state. Their comments came as Gov. Ned Lamont's office released data Thursday showing the state recorded 161 deaths related to COVID-19 over the...