• gun violence May 25, 2022 3:02 pm

    Gov. Lamont Discusses Gun Violence at News Conference

    Governor Ned Lamont held a news conference on Wednesday to discuss gun violence. one day after an 18-year-old gunman opened fire at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, killing at least 19 children and two teachers. Tuesday’s school shooting in Texas is the deadliest shooting at a U.S. school since the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown in 2012….

  • governor ned lamont April 8, 2022 1:59 pm

    Gov. Lamont Feeling Some COVID-19 Symptoms, Treatments Possible

    Gov. Ned Lamont did not rule out Friday the possibility of taking treatments for his case of COVID-19, acknowledging he was exhibiting some symptoms. “I had really no symptoms yesterday,” the Democrat told reporters during a virtual news conference from the governor’s residence in Hartford. “Today, maybe you can hear it in my voice and some other things. I...

  • governor ned lamont February 14, 2022 11:08 pm

    Conn. Senate Expected to Extend Gov. Lamont's Remaining COVID Orders

    The Connecticut Senate voted to extend some of Gov. Ned Lamont’s remaining pandemic-related executive orders on Monday, including a statewide mask mandate for schools and child care centers the Democrat has said he wants lifted Feb. 28. The Senate vote followed last week’s approval in the House of Representatives. Both chambers are controlled by Democrats. Senate President Pro Tempore...

  • state of the state February 9, 2022 1:51 pm

    Conn. Governor Delivers State of the State Address

    Gov. Ned Lamont, who’s seeking reelection in November, unveiled his “Connecticut’s Comeback” budget plan on Wednesday that includes tax cuts, financial help for entrepreneurs, additional funding for mental health services and a plan to spend billions of dollars in anticipated federal infrastructure funding. The Democrat delivered a rosy assessment of Connecticut in his State of the State address to...

  • omicron November 29, 2021 5:29 am

    Conn. Monitoring for New COVID Variant Omicron: Gov. Lamont

    Governor Ned Lamont has released a statement about the emergence of the new COVID-19 variant Omicron on Sunday, just days after the World Health Organization identified it as a variant of concern. The SARS-CoV-2 variant B.1.1.529, also known as the Omicron variant was first reported to the WHO by government officials in South Africa. The World Health Organization last week…

  • Ned Lamont November 8, 2021 6:29 pm

    CT Gov. Lamont Shows Intent to Run For Re-Election in 2022

    Governor Ned Lamont filed paperwork Monday to begin the process of running for re-election next year. Even though Lamont has filed paperwork to begin the process of running for re-election, this isn’t him actually announcing his re-election bid. Much of Lamont’s time as Connecticut’s 89th governor has been spent dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. The state’s first positive case...

  • coronavirus vaccine October 5, 2021 6:29 pm

    COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate for Connecticut State Workers Goes Into Effect

    As of this morning, Connecticut state employees have to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or those who are exempt need to begin getting tested weekly. As of Tuesday afternoon, 23,600 employees, or 78%, of state employees were are fully vaccinated and 5,500, or 18%, will receive weekly testing, state officials said. That leaves around 1,200 workers, or 4%, who are still…

  • coronavirus vaccine October 4, 2021 6:42 pm

    Thousands of Conn. State Employees Still Non-Compliant With Vaccine Mandate

    State officials said as of Monday afternoon 23,000 employees, or 76%, of state employees are now fully vaccinated and 5,000, or 17%, will receive weekly testing. That leaves around 2,200 workers, or 7%, still non-compliant with the order.

  • covid vaccine September 29, 2021 6:35 pm

    Conn. State Employees Have Through Oct. 4 for COVID Vaccine Compliance: Officials

    An executive order Gov. Ned Lamont issued requires all Connecticut state employees, childcare staff and staff of PreK-12 schools statewide to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and for people who are exempt to be tested on a weekly basis. State officials said state employees now have through the end of the day on Monday, October 4 to be in compliance. Roughly…

  • covid vaccine September 27, 2021 1:23 pm

    Conn. Governor's COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate: Who Needs to Be Vaccinated as of Today

    Gov. Ned Lamont is requiring all Connecticut state employees, childcare staff and staff of PreK-12 schools statewide to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and for people who are exempt to be tested on a weekly basis. The governor issued an executive order that requires all state employees and staff of all childcare facilities and preK-12 schools statewide receive at least one…

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