Latest Ned Lamont News

Lawmakers consider extending Lamont's orders amid protests

Sep. 27, 2021 15:32 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut lawmakers returned to the state Capitol on Monday to vote on extending Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont's emergency powers during the coronavirus pandemic for the sixth time, an issue that has become more contentious with every extension. ...

Connecticut schools brace for potential driver shortage

Sep. 26, 2021 17:17 PM EDT

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — School districts around Connecticut are holding their breath as more than 200 school bus driver could walk off the job in response to a vaccination mandate that goes into effect Monday. That could worsen an already problematic driver shortage...

Vaccine booster shots begin; camps denied aid lose appeal

Sep. 25, 2021 16:52 PM EDT

Coronavirus developments around New England: ___ CONNECTICUT Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont on Saturday got his third dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, urging others on social media to follow suit. “Getting...

Thousands urged to get required shots, tests before deadline

Sep. 24, 2021 17:38 PM EDT

Thousands of Connecticut state employees, K-12 teachers, school bus drivers and day care workers were among those being urged to get vaccinated or else get tested for COVID-19 in the waning hours before Gov. Ned Lamont's executive orders requiring vaccinations for certain employees takes...

Lamont: Pfizer booster shots ready for 270,000 over 65 years

Sep. 23, 2021 19:06 PM EDT

An estimated 270,000 Connecticut residents who are 65 years and older and who originally received Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine, including nursing home residents, can begin getting their third booster shot as soon as Friday, Gov. Ned Lamont's administration said Thursday. ...

Gov. Lamont seeks to extend his masking, vaccination orders

Sep. 22, 2021 19:06 PM EDT

Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont on Wednesday released a list of executive orders he hopes top legislative leaders will agree to extend through Feb. 15. The orders include required COVID-19 vaccinations for nursing home workers, required vaccination or testing for school...

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...

Hundreds of group home workers threaten to strike on Oct. 5

Sep. 21, 2021 12:57 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Hundreds of unionized group home workers in Connecticut are threatening to walk off the job next month if settlements aren't reached on new labor contracts. The New England Health Care Employees Union, District 1199, SEIU, delivered strike notices...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Sep. 17, 2021 14:54 PM EDT

Hearst Connecticut Media. September 14, 2021. Editorial: 4 reasons CT still needs Gov. Lamont’s emergency powers It’s still too early to end Gov. Ned Lamont’s emergency powers, though it seems a lifetime since the legislature first granted him...

Connecticut governor to seek extension of emergency powers

Sep. 14, 2021 14:46 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Ned Lamont said Tuesday that he wants to extend Connecticut's mask mandate for public schools beyond the end of this month when his pandemic-related emergency powers are set to expire. Lamont, a Democrat, said another 90-day extension of his...