Month: April 2021

Governor Lamont applauds Biden administration selection of Connecticut’s Nick Simmons to serve as senior U.S. education official

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont is applauding the announcement on Friday that the Biden administration has selected Nick Simmons to serve as Senior Advisor to the Secretary of Education for School Reopening and Recovery in a position that will have him coordinating efforts on behalf of the U.S. Department of Education to safely reopen…

CT DPH confirms case of measles in Connecticut child

Hartford, CT – The Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) on Friday said it has confirmed a case of measles in a Fairfield County child.  The child, who was not yet vaccinated against measles, acquired the infection while traveling internationally.  DPH is collaborating with local partners to identify contacts and implement appropriate control measures. Measles…

Rep. Rojas Hails Committee Approval of Fair Housing, Zoning Bills

HARTFORD, CT – State Representative Jason Rojas (D – East Hartford, Manchester) is applauding the legislature’s Planning & Development Committee’s approval of legislative proposals that will update, re-organize and clarify Connecticut’s zoning enabling statutes. Committee members voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to move the proposals to the next step of the legislative process. Connecticut’s zoning statutes empower…

Governor Lamont announces Connecticut receives first credit rating upgrade in more than 20 years

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Wednesday announced that Moody’s Investors Service has upgraded Connecticut’s General Obligation bonds credit rating from “A1” to “Aa3,” making it the first credit rating upgrade the state has received since February 2001. “This upgrade from Moody’s is the first for our state in more than 20 years and…