Capitol Beat –Summary of Public and Special Act Effective

Below please find a complete listing of 2021 Public Acts taking effect October 1, 2021.  When there are various effective dates within one Public Act, the section(s) taking effect October 1st are noted after the Public Act number. AN ACT CONCERNING RESPONSIBLE AND EQUITABLE REGULATION OF ADULT-USE CANNABIS.Public Act No. 21-1 (Sec. 19-20, 66, 70, 73, …
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Appropriations Committee Approves General Fund Budget

On a largely party-line vote, the Appropriations Committee today approved a two-year General Fund budget totaling almost $42 billion for FY 2022-23, making generous use of federal assistance, unspent Medicaid funding and state surplus money to bolster human services, education and municipal grant programs.  The proposed budget represents a 4.8 percent increase over fiscal year …
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Former Speaker Joe Aresimowicz Joins Gaffney Bennett and Associates Government Relations Firm

It is with great pleasure that we announce that former State Representative Joseph Aresimowicz will join the government relations firm of Gaffney Bennett and Associates (GBA) effective January 15th,  Gaffney, Bennett Managing Partner Jay F. Malcynsky announced in a statement released Thursday. Having not run for re-election last fall, Mr. Aresimowicz recently finished his service …
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Major Issues: 2021 Legislative Session

Notice to ReadersEvery year, the Office of Legislative Research (OLR) identifies and provides brief descriptions of important issues the General Assembly may face in the upcoming session. This report does not represent staff suggestions or recommendations. The office identifies issues based on interim studies; research requests; non-confidential discussions with legislators, other legislative participants, and executive …
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2021-22 CGA Leadership Assignments – Leader and Committees

Connecticut General Assembly Leadership Announcements House Democrats Speaker of the House – Representative Matt Ritter  House Majority Leader – Representative Jason Rojas  House Republicans Republican House Minority Leader – Representative Vincent Candelora Republican Deputy House Minority Leader – Representative Tom O’Dea Senate Democrats Senate President Pro Tempore – Senator Martin Looney  Senate Majority Leader – …
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COVID-19 Distribution

Operation Warp Speed will soon bear fruit. Nine months into the pandemic, the Food and Drug Administration is expected to approve the use and distribution of two COVID-19 vaccinations manufactured by Pfizer and Moderna the second and third weeks of December, respectively; initial distribution of the Pfizer vaccine could begin as early as December 15th. …
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Governor Calls for Enhanced Enforcement

For the first time in weeks, Connecticut’s rate of Covid-19 infections has inched up slightly to 1.2% from about .08%, while outbreaks at universities are still below 1%,  according to Governor Lamont. While the flare ups have been relatively minor, Lamont said he is enhancing enforcement for those who violate rules requiring masks and limiting …
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Covid rate infections

For the first time in weeks, Connecticut’s rate of Covid-19 infections has inched up slightly to 1.2% from about .08%, while outbreaks at universities are still below 1%,  according to Governor Lamont. While the flare ups have been relatively minor, Lamont said he is enhancing enforcement for those who violate rules requiring masks and limiting …
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