• power outages December 22, 2022 6:29 pm

    Governor Lifts Truck Ban on Route 15 to Allow Utility Trucks Through

    Gov. Ned Lamont has lifted the truck ban on Route 15 in order to allow utility trucks through due to the impending storm. The state Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection issued an order that waives the ban specifically for utility trucks on the Merritt Parkway and Wilbur Cross Parkway, also known as Route 15. The order was put…

  • White House November 30, 2022 2:08 pm

    Gov. Lamont Invited by President Biden to White House State Dinner

    Gov. Ned Lamont and First Lady Annie Lamont have been invited by President Joe Biden to the state dinner at the White House this week. The dinner is being held on Thursday and is the first state dinner to be hosted by the Biden-Harris administration. State officials said the dinner will highlight the long-standing ties between the United States and…

  • gas tax holiday November 9, 2022 6:16 pm

    Fresh Off Victory, Lamont Considering Gas Tax Cut Extension

    Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont, hours after winning a second term, said Wednesday he is considering additional steps to help make life more affordable for residents, including extending the state’s gas tax holiday beyond its looming Dec. 1 expiration date. The Democrat said he has asked his budget director to review state gas tax revenues and budget reserves to see what…

  • governor ned lamont November 9, 2022 5:49 pm

    Lamont Stresses ‘Growth' and ‘Opportunity' Ahead of Second Term

    Governor Ned Lamont celebrated his re-election with other Connecticut democrats Wednesday. The democratic incumbent said that he is focused on “growth” and “opportunity” as he prepares for his second term. “I am going to do everything I can to get people back to work. It’s an incredibly unique time when we have 100,000 jobs to fill and I will do…

  • Bob Stefanowski October 28, 2022 6:17 pm

    Bob Stefanowski Says He Misspoke About His Position on Abortion

    During Thursday night’s gubernatorial forum, Republican challenger Bob Stefanowski said he thinks abortion should be limited to the first trimester. On Friday, he backtracked, saying he misspoke. Surrounded by “Mom’s for Bob,” a group of mothers supporting his campaign, Stefanowski faced the media in a news conference held directly across the street from local Glastonbury Democrat headquarters. The appearance...

  • decision 2022 October 28, 2022 5:26 pm

    Stefanowski Says He Misspoke About His Position on Abortion

    Republican candidate for governor Bob Stefanowski Friday said he misspoke during a gubernatorial forum when he said he only supported abortions in the first trimester.

  • Connecticut Drought August 18, 2022 4:08 pm

    Parts of Connecticut Reach Moderate-Level Drought: Governor

    Both New London and Windham counties have reached Stage 3, or moderate, drought levels due to more serious conditions emerging, according to Gov. Ned Lamont. The governor’s office said the other six Connecticut counties will remain at Stage 2, which was declared in mid-July. In Stage 3, there’s a potential impact to water supplies, agriculture or natural ecosystems. Stage 2…

  • Reproductive rights August 5, 2022 10:04 am

    State Launches Phone Line, Website for People Seeking Abortion Information

    T The state of Connecticut has launched a telephone hotline and website to help people who are looking for information on abortion services in the state get connected to resources. This comes after the Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. The phone line is 1-866-CTCHOICE (1-866-282-4642) and the website is portal.ct.gov/reproductiverights. “If you are ready to have...

  • first alert weather July 19, 2022 5:44 am

    Early Morning Forecast for Tuesday, July 19

  • cooling centers July 18, 2022 11:20 pm

    Communities Opening Cooling Centers With Hot Weather Expected

    With a potential heat wave on the way, the state’s extreme hot weather response is set to go into effect on Tuesday. After heat torched other parts of the country, it’s now our turn and people are making plans. “I stay home in my nice air conditioning,” said Dolores Ferguson of Waterbury. “I don’t move around in the heat...

  • connecticut heat July 19, 2022 6:51 am

    Governor Activates CT's Extreme Weather Protocol Ahead of Forecasted Extreme Heat

    Gov. Ned Lamont is activating Connecticut’s extreme weather protocol as of 8 a.m. in preparation for extreme heat expected over the next several days. The governor said he enacted the protocol to ensure the availability of cooling centers over the next several days. Our NBC Connecticut meteorologists forecast high temperatures well into the 90s. The first heat wave of...

  • Middletown June 29, 2022 10:30 pm

    Officials Offer $25K Reward for Information in Middletown Homicide Case

    State officials are offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of a murderer in connection to a 2012 Middletown homicide case. Governor Ned Lamont issued a proclamation offering a reward for vital information in the June 16, 2012 killing of a New Britain mother. Hikers found the body of then 30-year-old Diana Eichler inside the drainage tunnel…

  • minimum wage June 27, 2022 4:51 pm

    CT's Minimum Wage Rising to $14 an Hour on July 1

    Connecticut’s minimum wage is rising to $14 an hour on July 1. Unions are celebrating the raise, but business owners are opposed to the rising operation costs.

  • governor ned lamont June 28, 2022 7:29 pm

    Minimum Wage in Conn. Set to Increase on Friday

    The minimum wage in Connecticut is set to increase later this week. On Friday, July 1, the state’s minimum wage will increase from $13 per hour to $14. The increase is part of legislation that Governor Ned Lamont signed into law three years ago. It schedules multiple minimum wage increases over a five-year- period. “For too long, while the nation’s…

  • governor ned lamont June 24, 2022 7:56 am

    Governor Directs State to Waive Credit, Debit Service Fees for State Agencies

    The governor is directing the head of the Office of Policy and Management to waive service fees that Connecticut state agencies are required to start collecting on credit, debit, and charge card transactions under a state law that takes effect on July 1, according to the governor’s office. “Each of us is feeling the pressure of inflation, and I am…

  • west haven June 2, 2022 3:23 pm

    Lamont Vetoes Transfer of Military Vehicle to West Haven

    Gov. Ned Lamont has vetoed legislation that would have allowed a Connecticut police department to bypass the state’s 2020 police reform law and obtain a surplus military vehicle from another community. Officials from the city of West Haven have said the demilitarized vehicle could bolster rescue missions. But Lamont opposed making the one-time exception, noting it would be “inconsistent” with…

  • Juneteenth May 27, 2022 5:57 pm

    Governor Declares Juneteenth as a Legal Holiday in Connecticut

    Gov. Ned Lamont signed legislation Friday declaring Juneteenth as a legal state holiday beginning next year. Juneteenth Independence Day takes place on June 19 every year – it’s the oldest known celebration commemorating the end of slavery in the U.S., according to the governor’s office. “Juneteenth marks an important day in our nation that for far too long has...

  • 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….

  • Connecticut business May 19, 2022 11:38 pm

    Governor Lamont Discusses Successes and Challenges for Business Owners

    Governor Ned Lamont hit the road on Thursday to stop by smaller communities in the state. The governor stopped in areas such as Colebrook, North Canaan and Canton. He traveled around the region meeting with business owners and local leaders. Things are already buzzing at Woof Gang Bakery and Grooming, which just opened a new spot in Canton. “I think…

  • westport May 9, 2022 5:22 am

    Pro-Abortion Rights Rally Held in Westport

    Activists sent a strong message in support of reproductive rights in Westport on Sunday. “I know that we are here with a lot of heavy hearts and a lot of fear and a lot of anger. And anger can be good because anger makes change,” said Darcy Hicks, of DefenDemocracy of CT. Many are fired up after the leaked...

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