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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 Governor Ned Lamont’s Office

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont announced today that Summer, a social enterprise that assists student loan borrowers, is providing Connecticut residents financially impacted by the COVID-19 crisis with free assistance managing their student loans. As a certified B Corp, Summer is the leading resource for borrowers to simplify and save on their student debt…

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,…

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: 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…

Eversource: Company Makes Great Progress Restoring Power After Fierce Rain and Wind Storm During COVID-19 Pandemic

BERLIN, Conn. (April 14, 2020) – While adhering to strict COVID-19 pandemic protocols, Eversource crews continue working around-the-clock shifts restoring power to customers impacted by Monday’s severe wind and rain storm. As of midday, line and tree crews have restored power to more than 93,000 customers since the storm began and continue working to bring the remaining 7,500…