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Editorial Roundup: New England

Feb. 03, 2023 19:37 PM EST

Hearst Connecticut Media. February 1, 2023. Editorial: Help for ex-prisoners benefits everyone Connecticut has made significant strides in criminal justice reform in the past decade, with the clearest example the closure of prisons due to falling inmate populations....

Panel: Connecticut needs safeguards for agency algorithms

Feb. 02, 2023 17:10 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut needs safeguards on state government's use of artificial intelligence including algorithms at child welfare and other agencies to prevent discrimination and increase transparency, an advisory panel to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights said Thursday. ...

Lego to move from Connecticut to Boston starting in 2025

Jan. 24, 2023 16:34 PM EST

ENFIELD, Conn. (AP) — The Lego Group announced Tuesday that it will move its North American headquarters from Enfield, Connecticut, to Boston, Massachusetts, by the end of 2026. Skip Kodak, president of the Lego Group in the Americas, said in a release that the move supports the...

Connecticut governor's gun proposals include open carry ban

Jan. 23, 2023 18:52 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont announced a series of proposed gun laws Monday in a state already considered one of the strictest for firearms ownership, including a statewide ban on open carrying expected to draw strong opposition from gun rights supporters. ...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Dec. 02, 2022 07:17 AM EST

Hearst Connecticut Media. November 30, 2022. Editorial: CT transportation has a new driver When it comes to public transportation, it’s all about speed. Everyone is looking for a shortcut. Can the GPS find a way around traffic? Will trains ever get...

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...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Nov. 18, 2022 13:17 PM EST

Hearst Connecticut Media. November 17, 2022. Editorial: Lamont’s new team to face big challenges Though many explanations were put forward, there’s no way to know exactly why Ned Lamont won a second term as governor on Nov. 8. Certainly there was his handling of...