$85.2 Million Allocated to Rail Investments in Connecticut

Today Governor Ned Lamont along with Connecticut’s Congressional Delegation announced that the state has received $85.2 million for infrastructure investments, including rail. The funds are coming from a federal grant and will be used for two major capital projects that improve safety and reliability along the Connecticut-owned New Haven Line, and the Amtrak-owned Shore Line […]

Hospitality Industry Impacted by Pandemic Eligible for $30 Million in State Provided Grants

Today the Office of Governor Ned Lamont announced that over 1,700 businesses are eligible to receive grants from the state. The grants are geared toward the hospitality industry, a sector that took a massive hit because of the pandemic. The checks being distributed are range from $7,500 to $49,999, and will be coming from the […]

Office of Legislative Research Publishes Annual Major Issues Report

Connecticut’s Office of Legislative Research published their annual major issues report. This report includes important matters that the Connecticut General Assembly may take up during the 2022 legislative session. The report offers a brief summary of matters pertaining to each respective committee. Access the full report here:

Lamont Administration to Distribute Masks and At-Home COVID-19 Tests

Governor Ned Lamont announced that 6 million N95 masks and 3 million at-home covid tests are going to be distributed to Connecticut residents. Starting December 30, individuals will be able to access masks and tests at no cost. This announcement comes as the Omicron variant has caused a significant uptick in COVID-19 cases across the […]

Comptroller Kevin Lembo Resigns

Today Connecticut’s Comptroller Kevin Lembo announced that he will be resigning immediately due to health reasons. Lembo was first elected in 2010 during the Malloy administration, and has remained Connecticut’s head accountant into the Lamont administration. His office released a statement citing what an honor it has been to serve Connecticut. Lembo has roughly a […]

Federal Infrastructure Bill Significant for Connecticut

Early Saturday morning, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a substantial infrastructure bill. The $1 trillion package is significant for the state of Connecticut, as the Nutmeg state will be receiving an anticipated $5.4 billion. U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal said the legislation dedicates about $4 billion to roads and bridge projects, $1.3 billion for public […]

Levin & Christ Government Relations Consulting To Attend Global Security Forum

The title of this years forum is “Competing for the Future”. From space to cyber, the currency of power is changing. At this forum generals, experts, and foreign leaders will convene virtually and in-person to address the most critical global security issues of today and the opportunities of tomorrow. To attend the event, click the […]

Connecticut General Assembly Convenes To Extend Governor’s Executive Orders

The Connecticut General Assembly will meet Monday and Tuesday of next week to extend Governor Ned Lamont’s pandemic-related emergency declarations which are set to expire next Thursday. The Legislature is expected to extend the executive authority until February 15, 2022. If legislators extend his powers, this will be the sixth time since March 2020 that […]

Possible Special Legislative Session on Horizon To Extend Executive Authority.

Set to expire on September 30, Governor Ned Lamont recommends the Connecticut General Assembly continue his current executive authority. A special session is needed in order to extend the orders. Legislative leaders are set to meet with officials from the Lamont Administration today.

Online Gambling and Sports Betting Approved in Connecticut

With the approval from The Bureau of Indian Affairs, online gambling and sports betting is going to start in Connecticut as early as October. Here is a statement from the Governor’s office: “Governor Ned Lamont, Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation Chairman Rodney Butler, and Mohegan Tribal Council Chairman James Gessner Jr. today announced that they have […]