Capitol Beat – March 24 Update

Let’s start with the good news: today the stock market closed with all the major indices up! Lest we get too giddy, we are still in the thick of it.  In his afternoon briefing today, Governor Lamont reminded listeners to continue exercising an abundance of caution and social distancing in order to try to arrest …
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Capitol Beat – Governor’s Briefing

In what will likely become a regular routine, Governor Lamont today held a news conference to bring the media and public up to speed on the status of COVID-19 operations statewide.  At 8 p.m. this evening all non-essential businesses have been directed to close, and for those businesses that have been deemed essential, if there …
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Capitol Beat – DECD Guidance

Attached please find the legally binding guidance issued today by the CT Department of Economic Development providing further guidance on which businesses are deemed “essential” to public health and safety and the economy in Connecticut.  Those covered in this guidance are not subject to the restrictions and closure requirements outlined in Executive Order 7H issued Friday.

Group of Northeastern Governors, Representatives Reach Agreement on Common Core Principles for Regulating Cannabis, Vaping

In the spirit of collaboration, Governors and representatives from New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island recently gathered for a regional summit to begin grappling with the vexing issues surrounding regulation of cannabis and vaping.  Following is a synopsis of the Core Principles framework that was agreed upon by the northeastern leaders. MARKET …
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The Capitol Beat: November 7, 2018

November 7, 2018 Governor-Elect Upbeat After Win, Says He’ll Name Transition Team by Week’s End; House Dems Hold Presser to Discuss Election, Next Steps Governor-elect Ned Lamont addressed the media at noon and said he’s is going to hit the ground running and is ready to “shake up Hartford and start bringing back jobs and …
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The Capitol Beat: September 4, 2018

September 5, 2018 Update on 2018 Gubernatorial, CT General Assembly Races Oz Griebel, former Republican gubernatorial candidate from Simsbury and regional Hartford business leader, and Democratic lawyer Monte Frank of Newtown, have petitioned and secured the requisite number of signatures of CT voters to be placed on the statewide ballot in November’s general election. The …
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The Capitol Beat: June 7, 2017

What a difference an election year can make. After November’s election when, for the first time in nearly 40 years, Republicans gained enough seats to tie the Senate 18-18, and took eight seats in the House, creating a 79-72 four-vote swing margin, a new political dynamic took shape in the CT General Assembly. It’s a …
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The Capitol Beat: January 4, 2017

In with the New, In with the Old: 2017 Legislative Session Convenes The 2017 General Assembly session convened today, featuring the swearing in of new and veteran lawmakers in the state Senate and state House of Representatives and an austerity speech from Governor Dannel Malloy. The Governor addressed a joint session of the Legislature to …
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The Capitol Beat: December 16, 2016

Still No Announcements on Legislative Committee Makeup for 2017 With just two and a half weeks before the gavel sounds on January 4th convening the 2017 General Assembly session, there have been no formal announcements from legislative leaders on the makeup of committees. Historically, these announcements are made before the holidays, but decisions have been …
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