Category Archives: Legislative Updates

$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 […]

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:

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 […]

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 […]

Connecticut Delegation Urges Passage of Infrastructure Package

The passage of the bipartisan $1 trillion infrastructure package in the United States Senate last week has prompted Connecticut officials to urge passage in the House of Representatives. “The bill means more to Connecticut than just about any state in the country,” Governor Ned Lamont said Wednesday at a press conference. “We do have really […]

Town of Waterford Hires Attorney Jay Levin

“The Board of Selectmen approved a motion Tuesday to hire Attorney Jay Levin of Suisman Shapiro Law Group for the next six months to represent the town in Hartford, advocating for more access to state-owned Waterford Parkway South and Waterford Parkway North. Levin, who has experience with economic development issues, will serve as the town’s […]

Nearly 100 New Laws are Now in Effect in Connecticut

Starting July 1, 2021, a wide variety of laws are now in effect in Connecticut. The most notable being the legalization and recreational use of cannabis, and the expansion of online gambling. Read the full rundown from the Hartford Courant here: https://www.courant.com/politics/hc-pol-connecticut-new-laws-july-1-20210701-2mtojsbqfned5ol4jdhozrxpdq-story.html