Latest Ned Lamont News

Residents urged to call 2-1-1 to locate cooling centers

Jul. 18, 2019 4:36 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Ned Lamont is urging Connecticut residents to prepare for the extremely hot weather that's predicted over the coming days. The Democrat on Thursday noted this will be the first period of extreme heat this summer and he wanted to remind everyone — particularly vulnerable...

Lamont reaches pension restructuring deal with unions

Jul. 18, 2019 4:13 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Another agreement has been reached with Connecticut state employee union leaders on a plan to extend the schedule for paying off pension liability, a move designed to provide budget relief. It marks the second time in three years the state has restructured its pension payments....

Lamont nominates assistant Meriden schools chief to top job

Jul. 18, 2019 3:40 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont says he's nominating Meriden Assistant Superintendent of Schools Miguel Cardona to become the next State Department of Education commissioner. The Democrat made the announcement Thursday after the State Board of Education voted to recommend Cardona for the...

Lamont criticized for offering, then rescinding top job

Jul. 17, 2019 6:42 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Ned Lamont's administration is being criticized for offering Connecticut's top education job to Bloomfield's Superintendent of Schools, only to give the position to someone else. Spokesman Stan Simpson of Bloomfield Public Schools tells Fox61 that James Thompson was offered the...

Connecticut slot revenue down again amid growing competition

Jul. 17, 2019 4:53 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Revenue generated by slot machines at Connecticut's two casinos continued a steady decline in June, down for the 12th consecutive month amid new regional competition. Foxwoods Resort Casino reports it made $35.3 million in slot machine revenue last month, almost 12% less than the...

3 states sue Trump administration over tax workaround

Jul. 17, 2019 3:21 PM EDT

Connecticut, New Jersey and New York sued the Trump administration Wednesday over an IRS rule that weakens the states' attempts to work around a cap on state and local tax deductions. Attorneys general for the three states filed the lawsuit against the Treasury and IRS in federal court in New York. The suit...

Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island governors meet

Jul. 16, 2019 5:16 PM EDT

WILLIMANTIC, Conn. (AP) — Transportation, improved data sharing and renewable energy were some of the issues where the governors of Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island said Tuesday they found common ground in their first private meeting with one another, promising to work together in the future....

Governor to sign bill to accelerate 5G wireless technology

Jul. 14, 2019 3:23 PM EDT

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's governor is holding a ceremonial bill signing for legislation to accelerate the deployment of high-speed, 5G wireless technology in the state. Democrat Ned Lamont will be joined by lawmakers and telecommunications executives for the signing Monday in Stamford. The bill...

Connecticut governor issues his first vetoes, nixes 3 bills

Jul. 12, 2019 6:41 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont has vetoed three bills, his first since taking office. The Democrat nixed one piece of legislation Friday that would have made the theft of cooking oils a Class A misdemeanor, punishable by up to one year in prison. In his veto message, Lamont says it's...

Sen. Blumenthal introduces legislation to stop ICE sweeps

Jul. 12, 2019 5:36 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal introduced new legislation to prevent immigration officers from deporting people living in the country illegally as immigration arrests are expected to start Sunday. The new legislation aims to hold the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement...