Latest Connecticut state government News

Most Connecticut state workers complying with COVID mandate

Oct. 18, 2021 18:49 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — More than 99% of affected Connecticut state employees are complying with an executive order requiring COVID-19 vaccinations and testing, Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont said Monday. Out of the 32,000 workers at executive branch agencies, 28...

Report: 89% of Conn. long-term care workers fully vaccinated

Oct. 15, 2021 19:15 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Data released Friday show 89% of the more than 61,000 long-term care workers in Connecticut required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 under Gov. Ned Lamont's executive order were fully vaccinated as of Oct. 8. The Department of Public Health said 7%...

GOP lawmakers lead lawsuits against Connecticut COVID rules

Oct. 14, 2021 18:29 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Since the coronavirus pandemic hit, a pair of politically conservative lawyers has become the go-to team for groups seeking to sue Connecticut over the school mask mandate, restrictions on bars and restaurants, and other aspects of the governor's emergency executive...

Biden to visit UConn for dedication of Dodd Center

Oct. 12, 2021 18:35 PM EDT

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — President Joe Biden plans to visit the University of Connecticut Friday for the dedication of a human rights center named after former U.S. Sens. Thomas and Christopher Dodd. The Dodd Center for Human Rights serves as an umbrella home for the...

About 214,500 households to receive extra food benefits

Oct. 12, 2021 16:35 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — More than 214,500 households across Connecticut will receive at least $95 in extra monthly food benefits beginning Friday, the state Department of Social Services announced on Tuesday. The additional benefits provided under the Emergency...

Connecticut set for limited launch of online gambling

Oct. 10, 2021 13:11 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Online gambling is coming to Connecticut, on a limited basis. A “soft launch” beginning Tuesday will allow several hundred people to open accounts to wager for a seven-day period. The state marked the first day of its...

Lawmaker standing by comments comparing Lamont to Hitler

Oct. 10, 2021 10:23 AM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut lawmaker is standing by comments that compared Gov. Ned Lamont and his actions during the COVID-19 pandemic to Adolf Hitler. Republican state Rep. Anne Dauphinais initially posted a comment on Facebook Thursday night that called the...

12 state employees lose jobs after not complying with order

Oct. 08, 2021 16:24 PM EDT

A dozen recently hired Connecticut state employees lost their jobs Friday after they refused to comply with Gov. Ned Lamont's order to get vaccinated for COVID-19 or submit to weekly testing. Max Reiss, the Democratic governor's spokesperson, said that number is expected...

Noncompliant state workers face unpaid leave on Friday

Oct. 07, 2021 18:22 PM EDT

Connecticut officials said 671 state employees remained noncompliant with Gov. Ned Lamont's vaccination and testing mandate as of Thursday, and some of those workers could be placed on unpaid leave as soon as Friday. The Democrat said the number of executive branch...

About 1,200 state workers not compliant with COVID order

Oct. 05, 2021 17:07 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Ned Lamont's office announced Tuesday there has been “significant progress” made in the number of state employees who have complied with his executive orders requiring certain workers to comply with a COVID-19 vaccination or to weekly testing. ...