June 6, 2019 •

Connecticut Legislature Adjourns Sine Die

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The Connecticut General Assembly adjourned sine die on June 5. During the five-month legislative session lawmakers failed to pass bills concerning the code of ethics, lobbyist transparency, and dark money disclosure and regulation. Gov. Lamont thanked the Legislature for approving […]

The Connecticut General Assembly adjourned sine die on June 5.

During the five-month legislative session lawmakers failed to pass bills concerning the code of ethics, lobbyist transparency, and dark money disclosure and regulation.

Gov. Lamont thanked the Legislature for approving legislation to accelerate the deployment of high-speed wireless technology throughout the state.

The monthly employer activity report required any month the General Assembly is in regular session is due July 10.

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March 25, 2019 •

Connecticut Announces Special Election for House District 130

Gov. Ned Lamont announced a special election for May 7, to fill a state representative vacancy in House District 130. The seat became vacant following the passing of State Rep. Ezequiel Santiago on March 15. The winner of the special […]

Gov. Ned Lamont announced a special election for May 7, to fill a state representative vacancy in House District 130.

The seat became vacant following the passing of State Rep. Ezequiel Santiago on March 15.

The winner of the special election will serve the remainder of Santiago’s term through 2020.

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March 4, 2019 •

CT Governor Announces House District 19 Special Election

Gov. Ned Lamont announced a special election on April 16 for House District 19. The seat was vacated by the resignation of Derek Slap who won the special election for Senate District 5. The winner will serve the remainder of […]

Gov. Ned Lamont announced a special election on April 16 for House District 19.

The seat was vacated by the resignation of Derek Slap who won the special election for Senate District 5.

The winner will serve the remainder of Slap’s term until 2020.

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January 11, 2019 •

Connecticut Governor Announces Special Elections

Gov. Ned Lamont issued writs on Friday to set February 26 as the date for special elections to fill five vacancies. The 3rd, 5th, and 6th Senate Districts as well as the 39th and 99th House Districts became vacant earlier […]

Gov. Ned Lamont issued writs on Friday to set February 26 as the date for special elections to fill five vacancies.

The 3rd, 5th, and 6th Senate Districts as well as the 39th and 99th House Districts became vacant earlier this week when five members of the General Assembly resigned in order to accept jobs in Lamont’s administration.

There will be no primary elections to choose the nominees.

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January 9, 2019 •

Five Connecticut Lawmakers Resign

Five Connecticut lawmakers have accepted jobs in Gov. Ned Lamont’s administration and have resigned from the General Assembly. State Representatives Chris Soto and James Albis as well as Senators Beth Bye, Terry Gerrantana, and Tim Larson submitted their resignations to […]

Five Connecticut lawmakers have accepted jobs in Gov. Ned Lamont’s administration and have resigned from the General Assembly.

State Representatives Chris Soto and James Albis as well as Senators Beth Bye, Terry Gerrantana, and Tim Larson submitted their resignations to the secretary of state this week.

Gov. Lamont has 10 days to announce special elections to fill each vacancy.

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May 10, 2018 •

Connecticut General Assembly Adjourns Sine Die

The Connecticut General Assembly adjourned sine die on May 9, 2018. Lawmakers took no action on a bill affecting campaign finance and elections. House Bill 5526 would have modified registration requirements for political committees, expanded independent expenditure disclosure requirements, prohibited […]

The Connecticut General Assembly adjourned sine die on May 9, 2018. Lawmakers took no action on a bill affecting campaign finance and elections.

House Bill 5526 would have modified registration requirements for political committees, expanded independent expenditure disclosure requirements, prohibited independent expenditures by foreign-influenced entities, and required online platforms to disclose purchasers of political advertisements.

Employer and lobbyist reports are due on the 10th day of the following month when the General Assembly is in regular session.

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May 7, 2018 •

Connecticut Governor Announces Special Election

Gov. Dannel Malloy announced a special election for June 4. The special election will fill the Connecticut House of Representatives District 4 seat left open by the resignation of Rep. Angel Arce, with months remaining on his term. State Rep. […]

Gov. Dannel Malloy announced a special election for June 4.

The special election will fill the Connecticut House of Representatives District 4 seat left open by the resignation of Rep. Angel Arce, with months remaining on his term.

State Rep. Arce resigned last April due to allegations of inappropriate text messages with a teenage girl.

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March 7, 2018 •

Connecticut Installing a New Lobbyist Reporting System

The Connecticut Office of State Ethics will soon transition to a new lobbyist reporting system. The new system will be installed on March 8 starting at 7am. Users may experience some difficulty with the system during the installation process.

The Connecticut Office of State Ethics will soon transition to a new lobbyist reporting system.

The new system will be installed on March 8 starting at 7am.

Users may experience some difficulty with the system during the installation process.

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January 16, 2018 •

Connecticut Special Election Announced for Assembly District 120

Gov. Dannel Malloy announced a special election will be held on February 27 for Assembly District 120. The seat was vacated by Laura Hoydick effective January 2, who was elected mayor of Stratford. This is the second special election to […]

Gov. Dannel Malloy announced a special election will be held on February 27 for Assembly District 120.

The seat was vacated by Laura Hoydick effective January 2, who was elected mayor of Stratford.

This is the second special election to be held in Connecticut this year, after the 15th Assembly District special election on January 9.

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January 10, 2018 •

Connecticut Special Session Adjourns

After being delayed by a snowstorm, the Connecticut General Assembly adjourned on Monday, January 8. Both chambers overwhelmingly passed House Bill 7601, which restored funding to the Medicare Savings Program. Gov. Dannel Malloy has threatened to veto the bill.

After being delayed by a snowstorm, the Connecticut General Assembly adjourned on Monday, January 8.

Both chambers overwhelmingly passed House Bill 7601, which restored funding to the Medicare Savings Program.

Gov. Dannel Malloy has threatened to veto the bill.

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January 4, 2018 •

Connecticut Legislature to Meet for Special Session

Legislative leaders successfully petitioned lawmakers to convene a special session scheduled for Friday, January 4, 2018. Gov. Dannel Malloy had been pressuring legislators to convene a special session for a month to rebalance the budget they passed in October. Legislative […]

Legislative leaders successfully petitioned lawmakers to convene a special session scheduled for Friday, January 4, 2018.

Gov. Dannel Malloy had been pressuring legislators to convene a special session for a month to rebalance the budget they passed in October.

Legislative leaders said they will address the budget shortfall but first want to reverse cuts to the Medicare Savings Program.

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November 28, 2017 •

Special Election Announced for Open Connecticut House Seat

Gov. Dannel Malloy announced a special election for Assembly District 15 will take place on January 9, 2018. Rep. David Baram resigned the seat following his election as a probate court judge earlier this month. Assembly District 15 consists of […]

Gov. Dannel Malloy announced a special election for Assembly District 15 will take place on January 9, 2018.

Rep. David Baram resigned the seat following his election as a probate court judge earlier this month.

Assembly District 15 consists of Bloomfield and parts of Windsor.

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July 31, 2017 •

Connecticut General Assembly to Meet in Special Session

The General Assembly will convene a special session today, July 31, 2017, to vote on an over-due budget proposal. Lawmakers failed to pass a budget during this year’s regular session and are one month past the deadline for a new […]

The General Assembly will convene a special session today, July 31, 2017, to vote on an over-due budget proposal. Lawmakers failed to pass a budget during this year’s regular session and are one month past the deadline for a new two-year budget.

Senator’s will vote to approve a labor deal made between Gov. Dannel Malloy and the employee unions to fund the state’s pension system. The House already approved the deal.

The Senate is evenly split among Democrats and Republicans, so a party line vote would require Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman, a Democrat, to break the tie.

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June 8, 2017 •

Connecticut General Assembly Adjourns, Special Session Still to Come

The Connecticut General Assembly adjourned the 2017 regular session Wednesday, June 7, 2017. Lawmakers will have to return for a special session after failing to reach an agreement on a two-year state budget. For the second year in a row, […]

The Connecticut General Assembly adjourned the 2017 regular session Wednesday, June 7, 2017. Lawmakers will have to return for a special session after failing to reach an agreement on a two-year state budget.

For the second year in a row, Gov. Dannel Malloy declined to give the traditional after-session speech to members due to the Assembly not completing its work by the midnight deadline.

A budget must be finalized by June 30. Other legislation left hanging in the balance includes a bill to allow Tesla to build a dealership in the state and a proposed constitutional amendment to protect state parks.

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