Governor Lamont announces landmark new climate law

NEW HAVEN, CT – Governor Ned Lamont today joined state agency officials, legislators, and environmental stakeholders on the New Haven Green to highlight the enactment of Public Act 22-25, a landmark new law that includes a number of actions that will help reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the transportation sector, improve air quality and…

CT Department of Labor: State job numbers remain solid

Wethersfield, CT – On Thursday, Connecticut Department of Labor (CTDOL) Commissioner Danté Bartolomeo released June jobs data showing continued positive economic growth in the state. The unemployment rate fell 0.2% to 4.0% and state employers added an estimated 1,700 jobs, making June the sixth consecutive month for job growth. Additionally, May job numbers were revised…

Tony Award-winning “Hamilton” Star Renée Elise Goldsberry Headlines Westport Country Playhouse Gala on September 17

Multi-award-winning Broadway star Renée Elise Goldsberry, perhaps best known for her role as Angelica Schuyler in the musical “Hamilton,” will headline Westport Country Playhouse’s 2022 Gala, “Back to the Playhouse!,” on Saturday evening, September 17. The evening will feature Goldsberry’s high-energy concert of Broadway, pop, and soul, backed by a seven-piece band, along with a…

Governor Lamont announces seven new technology education programs at Connecticut’s public and private colleges and universities

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont today announced the creation of seven new technology education programs at Connecticut’s public and private colleges and universities. The New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE) and the Business-Higher Education Forum (BHEF), in partnership with the Connecticut Office of Workforce Strategy and the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community…

AG Tong, Consumer Counsel announce $3 million settlement with third-party electric supplier Public Power

Hartford, CT – Attorney General William Tong and Consumer Counsel Claire Coleman on Wednesday announced a $3 million settlement with third-party electric supplier Public Power. The settlement resolves allegations that the company failed to publish “next cycle rate” information as required, denying consumers the chance to switch to another supplier to avoid a rate increase.…

Bridgeport Mayor Ganim Announces Program to Provide up to $25,000 to Residents seeking to Purchase First Time Home in the City of Bridgeport

Bridgeport, CT – On Wednesday, Mayor Ganim and the City of Bridgeport, in collaboration with Building Neighborhood Together, announced the launch of Home Bridgeport, the First Time Homebuyer Down Payment and Closing Cost Assistance Program, a new state program that provides down payment assistance to low and moderate-income Bridgeport homebuyers. “Having a down payment and…