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May 6, 2022  •  

Connecticut Legislature Adjourns

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The 2022 session of the Connecticut General Assembly adjourned on May 4. Lawmakers passed a state budget including more than $600 million in tax cuts, made Juneteenth a state holiday, and dedicated $300 million toward fighting the opioid epidemic. Bills […]

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January 14, 2022  •  

Connecticut Special Election Scheduled

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Connecticut Gov. Lamont announced a special election for Assembly District 5 to be held on March 1. The seat became vacant when Rep. Brandon McGee, Jr. resigned to take a senior role on Lamont’s reelection campaign. The winner of the […]

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January 7, 2022  •  

Connecticut Special Election Scheduled

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Connecticut Gov. Lamont announced a special election for Assembly District 71 to be held on February 22. The seat became vacant when Rep. Anthony “Tony” D’Amelio retired last week. The winner of the special election will serve the remainder of […]

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December 13, 2021  •  

Connecticut Special Election Scheduled

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Connecticut Gov. Lamont announced a special election for House District 144 to be held on January 25, 2022. The seat became vacant when Rep. Caroline Simmons was sworn in as the first female mayor of Stamford. The winner of the […]

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November 3, 2021  •  

Connecticut Special Election Announced

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Connecticut Gov. Lamont announced a special election be held on December 14 for the 116th House District. The seat became vacant when Rep. Michael DiMassa resigned following charges he stole federal COVID-19 relief funds. The winner of the special election […]

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October 26, 2021  •  

Connecticut Legislator Resigned

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Connecticut State Rep. Michael DiMassa resigned following his indictment for stealing $636,000 in federal funds. The governor is expected to call a special election to fill the vacant seat in the 116th Assembly District for the remainder of the term […]

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September 29, 2021  •  

Connecticut Special Session Adjourned Sine Die

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The Connecticut General Assembly convened in a special session on September 27 to authorize an extension of Gov. Lamont’s emergency powers. The extension allows Gov. Lamont to continue to issue executive orders in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and allows […]

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September 23, 2021  •  

Connecticut Special Session Announced

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Connecticut Gov. Lamont called a third special session of the General Assembly to convene no later than September 27. The purpose of the special session is to re-authorize the governor’s emergency powers in light of the latest COVID-19 surge. The […]

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Connecticut state contractors must now include certain representations in their contracts and bids. House Bill 6444, a modernization of state services and technology bill, requires ethics compliance, nondiscrimination, and consulting agreement representations to be included in the contract itself, instead […]

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The Connecticut General Assembly convened a one-day special session on July 14 to authorize an extension of Gov. Lamont’s emergency powers. Both the Senate and House adjourned sine die that afternoon.

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A special election has been scheduled for August 17 by Connecticut Gov. Lamont for Senate District 36. The seat became vacant when Alex Kasser resigned in June because of stress from a long-running divorce case.

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On June 17, the Connecticut Legislature adjourned a special session after passing bills related to the state budget and recreational marijuana use. The cannabis bill allows applicants from communities affected by high drug-related issues to acquire business licenses. If signed […]

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The Connecticut General Assembly adjourned sine die on June 9. During the session, lawmakers passed House Bill 6574 relating to revisions of the state ethics code. The bill exempts gifts from an individual’s or spouse’s grandparents from the law prohibiting […]

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Gov. Ned Lamont scheduled a special election for Assembly District 145 on April 27. The seat became vacant after Patricia Miller was elected to the Connecticut State Senate on March 2. There are no primaries, and candidates will be nominated […]

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