Category: Politics

Connecticut congressional leaders seeking applications for newly-created Social Equity Council

HARTFORD, CT – House Speaker Matt Ritter (D – Hartford) and House Majority Leader Jason Rojas (D – East Hartford, Manchester) are accepting applications for their appointments to the Social Equity Council that is established under legislation Governor Ned Lamont signed into law on June 22 legalizing the use of cannabis for adults over 21…

Murphy, Pallone call for investment in coastal resiliency projects to combat climate change and create jobs

WASHINGTON, CT – U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and U.S. Representative Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) wrote to President Biden on Friday requesting support for living shoreline coastal resiliency projects that will help coastal communities combat climate change and rebuild the economy. President Biden’s American Jobs Plan specifically calls for investment in nature-based infrastructure to maximize…

Murphy Applauds Inclusion of Rail Funding in American Jobs Plan

HARTFORD, CT – U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), a member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies, on Wednesday applauded the inclusion of rail funding in the American Jobs Plan as laid out by the Biden administration this morning: “The rail funding proposed in President Biden’s American…

Governor Lamont outlines proposed climate legislation

Calls for Zero-Carbon Electricity Supply by 2040, Reduced Emissions, Streamlined Adaptations, and Protection of Most Vulnerable HARTFORD, CT – Underscoring the urgent threat posed to the state by the climate crisis, Governor Ned Lamont today outlined key legislative proposals he is introducing for the 2021 regular session of the Connecticut General Assembly to adapt to…

Fox Reappointed Government Administration and Elections Chair

Speaker-designate Ritter, Maj. Leader Rojas laud legislators’ ability to work across aisle Connecticut House Speaker-designate Matt Ritter and House Majority Leader Jason Rojas today announced that State Representative Dan Fox (D-Stamford) has been reappointed Government Administration and Elections Chair. “Dan was the thrust behind a bill that allowed voting by absentee ballot for all Connecticut…