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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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Governor Ned Lamont today announced a special election for Assembly District 112 on Tuesday, April 13. The district consists of the entirety of the Town of Monroe and portions of Newtown. The seat became vacant on February 17 following the […]

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Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont called a special election on March 2 to fill the seat in Senate District 27. The seat became vacant on January 5 when Rep. Carlo Leone resigned to work with the State Department of Transportation. There […]

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On October 1, the Connecticut General Assembly adjourned their second special session of the year. During the special legislative session lawmakers passed House Bill 7005 concerning the processing of absentee ballots. The Legislature also passed bills reforming the state’s hemp […]

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Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont announced a special session to convene on Tuesday, September 29. The General Assembly will consider legislation for several policy issues including: performance-based regulation of the state’s electricity, gas, and water companies; securing absentee ballots for the […]

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Gov. Ned Lamont announced a special legislative session to start on Tuesday, July 21. The Legislature will reconvene to discuss bills relating to police reform, absentee ballots, telehealth insurance, and insulin drug costs. Legislative leaders and Gov. Lamont have also […]

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Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the State Ethics Commission announced a filing deadline extension for lobbyist monthly and quarterly reports until July 10. This extension affects monthly reports due on April 10, May 10, and June 10, in which […]

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On April 21, the General Assembly announced the regular session will not reconvene before the May 6 constitutional adjournment date. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the legislative session has been suspended since March 11. Legislative leaders expect a special […]

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On April 17, Gov. Ned Lamont signed Executive Order No. 7BB to reschedule the presidential primary to Tuesday, August 11, due to the ongoing public health crisis caused by COVID-19. This is the second rescheduling of the presidential primary and […]

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On April 8, legislative leaders announced the General Assembly is extending the postponement of the session until April 23. The State Capitol, Legislative Office Building, and State House will remain closed during the postponement. This does not immediately affect lobbyist […]

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Connecticut General Assembly leaders announced legislative business will be postponed for another two weeks until April 13. The legislative session was originally postponed until March 30, but since the last announcement one legislator has tested positive for COVID-19. Lawmakers will […]

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Due to ongoing COVID-19 concerns, the Office of State Ethics announced a 30-day grace period for first quarter client lobbyist reports due on April 10. Any client lobbyist unable to meet the April 10 deadline will have until May 10 […]

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