Category Archives: Legislative Updates

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

Legislative Updates 10/9/20

Since convening for two special sessions over the past two months, several crucial bills have passed in both of Connecticut’s legislative bodies. The bills include allowing access to absentee ballots in the November election, legislation addressing police accountability, and emergency response by electric distribution companies. Governor Lamont is expected to sign all bills that have […]

Statewide Updates 10/2/20

 Statewide Updates: Special Session  House Bill 7008, An Act Concerning Enhancements to the States Environmental Justice Law had been discussed in previous sessions by Waterbury representatives & senators, but nowhere appeared in the published discussions about the Special Session. So, we can feel a bit of the Republicans pain in their complaints that they were […]

Legislative Update 10/2/20

Since convening for two special sessions over the past two months, several crucial bills have passed in both of Connecticut’s legislative bodies. The bills include allowing access to absentee ballots in the November election, legislation addressing police accountability, and emergency response by electric distribution companies. Governor Lamont is expected to sign all bills that have […]