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Connecticut announces joint state-federal COVID-19 fraud task force

Hartford, CT – Attorney General William Tong, U.S. Attorney John Durham, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Chief State’s Attorney Richard Colangelo announced formation of a joint federal-state task force combatting COVID-19 related fraud in Connecticut. The task force will investigate and prosecute a wide range of misconduct related to the COVID-19 pandemic, including price…

Connecticut AG Tong files suit to protect clean water

Hartford, CT – Attorney General William Tong on Friday joined a coalition of 19 attorneys general in filing a lawsuit challenging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s effort to gut longstanding Clean Water Act protections by unlawfully narrowing the definition of “Waters of the United States. The EPA final rule removes protections for all ephemeral streams,…

Stamford Begins Testing Nursing Home and Senior Living Facility Workers

STAMFORD, CT – Mayor David Martin announced today the City has made arrangements for the testing of asymptomatic healthcare workers at nursing homes throughout Stamford, including Cassena Care, Edgehill Health Center, Long Ridge Post-Acute Care, St. Camillus Center, and The Villa. Testing will also be offered to assisted care facilities across Stamford. “This testing is…

Blumenthal, Murphy announce gun safety bill to ensure completion of background checks

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today announced they will introduce the NICS Data Integrity Act, a bill that would allow the FBI to keep gun-purchase records until background checks are complete. Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Calif.) in February introduced companion legislation in the House of Representatives.…

Lamont, Cuomo, Murphy announce alignment of state policies to allow marinas and boatyards to open with conditions

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont of Connecticut, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo of New York, and Governor Phil Murphy of New Jersey today announced that marinas, boatyards and marine manufacturers in their states will be allowed to open for personal use as long as strict social distancing and sanitization protocols are followed. Chartered watercraft services…

Lamont: 925 new coronavirus cases in Connecticut reported; total now 16,809 with 1,946 in hospital; 1,036 dead

HARTFORD, CT – As the State of Connecticut continues taking actions in response to the global spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Governor Ned Lamont provided the following updates as of 6:00 p.m. on Friday, April 17, 2020: Data updates on testing in Connecticut Since yesterday’s update, an additional 925 positive COVID-19 cases have been reported…

Lamont: 608 new coronavirus positive cases in Connecticut; total now 13,989, 1,779 have been hospitalized, 671 dead

HARTFORD, CT – As the State of Connecticut continues taking actions in response to the global spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Governor Ned Lamont provided the following updates as of 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 14, 2020:   Data updates on testing in Connecticut Since yesterday’s update, an additional 608 positive COVID-19 cases have been…