Latest Connecticut State General Assembly News

Lawmakers to consider 6th extension of Lamont's COVID powers

Sep. 21, 2021 19:30 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut lawmakers are expected to return to the state Capitol next week to decide whether to extend Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont's emergency powers during the continuing COVID-19 pandemic until early February. The state Senate is scheduled to...

Connecticut redistricting panel announces 4 public hearings

Sep. 03, 2021 16:28 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The General Assembly's Reapportionment Committee on Friday announced plans to hold one virtual and three in-person public hearings later this month to gather input on redrawing Connecticut's legislative and congressional district boundaries. ...

Connecticut Senate majority leader calls for required shots

Aug. 11, 2021 18:27 PM EDT

Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff, a top Democrat in the Connecticut General Assembly, is calling for all state and municipal employees, including teachers, professors and police officers, to be required to get vaccinated for COVID-19. Refusing to get vaccinated is not a...

Fate of bipartisan juvenile crime reforms appear uncertain

Aug. 10, 2021 16:45 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The chances of reaching a bipartisan agreement on juvenile justice reforms this summer appeared uncertain Tuesday, with a top Republican in the Connecticut House of Representatives saying talks have “broken down" and how the General Assembly should push ahead with a...

Speaker: Not enough support to override veto of prison bill

Jul. 20, 2021 16:57 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Speaker of the House Matt Ritter said Tuesday there are not enough votes in the House of Representatives to override Gov. Ned Lamont's veto of a bill that limited when isolated confinement or seclusion is used in Connecticut prisons. Advocates for...

Connecticut lawmakers vote to extend Lamont's COVID powers

Jul. 14, 2021 13:53 PM EDT

Connecticut lawmakers voted Wednesday to again extend Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont’s emergency declarations first issued in March 2020 during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, despite pushback from Republicans and some Democrats who argued it's time to get back to normal. ...

Lawmakers to consider extending Lamont's COVID-19 powers

Jul. 12, 2021 15:46 PM EDT

Connecticut lawmakers will once again consider whether Gov. Ned Lamont's emergency declarations first issued in March of 2020 during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic should be extended. The Democratic governor has asked the General Assembly to renew his...

Lawmakers agree to meet again on juvenile crime issues

Jul. 07, 2021 16:39 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A bipartisan group of Connecticut lawmakers agreed Wednesday to keep working together to possibly change some state laws and policies to address a recent string of car thefts and other crimes being committed by repeat juvenile offenders. House...

Officials: Connecticut positioned for federal climate funds

Jul. 06, 2021 15:23 PM EDT

The state's newest climate change legislation should put Connecticut in a good position to receive millions of dollars in anticipated federal funds to help foot the bill for expensive resiliency projects needed across the state, Gov. Ned Lamont and other state officials said Tuesday. ...

Orchestra set to start in fall; CT virus rules up for a vote

Jul. 04, 2021 15:06 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Portland Symphony Orchestra isn’t playing at the Fourth of July extravaganza on the city’s East End beach, but it is gearing up to take the stage for the first time since the pandemic. The symphony will begin its season on Oct. 19 with a...