Latest Connecticut State General Assembly News

Lamont signs bill extending gas tax holiday, free bus fares

Nov. 29, 2022 16:33 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont signed legislation Tuesday that extends Connecticut's soon-to-expire 25-cent-per-gallon gas tax holiday for another month. The tax break will then be reduced incrementally over the following five months. The Democrat signed the...

Connecticut facing growing cost of pandemic bonus pay

Nov. 28, 2022 23:14 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut program that offered “hero pay” to essential workers at the peak of of the coronavirus pandemic got so many applicants that state lawmakers had to go back into session Monday to provide extra funding and put new limits on who could get the biggest bonuses....

Conn. legislators head into session on gas tax, other issues

Nov. 27, 2022 10:50 AM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut lawmakers are set to discuss gasoline taxes, heating-bill help, pandemic pay for essential workers and other issues when they convene Monday for a special legislative session. Gov. Ned Lamont said Wednesday he was calling the General Assembly...

Extended gas tax holiday, pandemic pay on lawmakers' agenda

Nov. 23, 2022 16:21 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut state legislators will return to the Capitol on Monday to consider extending the soon-to-expire gas tax holiday and increase funding for state pandemic payments to essential workers, as well as vote on several other initiatives aimed at helping residents cope...

Connecticut’s Hayes wins 3rd term in US House, defeats Logan

Nov. 10, 2022 11:22 AM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Jahana Hayes has won reelection for a third term, fending off a challenge from a former state senator in a Connecticut race that national Republicans had targeted and resisting a red wave that overwhelmed some of her fellow Democrats in neighboring New York. ...

Democrat Jahana Hayes wins reelection to U.S. House in Connecticut's 5th Congressional District

Nov. 09, 2022 19:53 PM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat Jahana Hayes wins reelection to U.S. House in Connecticut's 5th Congressional District.

Contest for key House seat in Connecticut remains undecided

Nov. 09, 2022 11:43 AM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A contest carrying Republicans' hopes of winning a U.S. House seat in Connecticut for the first time in over a decade remained undecided early Wednesday. A victory for U.S. Rep. Jahana Hayes, a former national teacher of the year, would complete another...

Democrat Joe Courtney wins reelection to U.S. House in Connecticut's 2nd Congressional District

Nov. 09, 2022 02:19 AM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat Joe Courtney wins reelection to U.S. House in Connecticut's 2nd Congressional District.

Republicans hope to flip 5th District, Democrats hold others

Nov. 09, 2022 02:07 AM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Republicans were still hoping to unseat Democratic U.S. Rep. Jahana Hayes early Wednesday after the rest of the state's all-Democratic congressional delegation managed to win reelection. The national GOP has been enthusiastic about its chances to...

Democrat John Larson wins reelection to U.S. House in Connecticut's 1st Congressional District

Nov. 09, 2022 01:24 AM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat John Larson wins reelection to U.S. House in Connecticut's 1st Congressional District.