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 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…

Simmons Appointed Commerce Committee Chair

HARTFORD, CT – House Speaker-designate Matt Ritter (D-Hartford) and House Majority Leader Jason Rojas (D-East Hartford) today announced the House chair of the Commerce Committee, Caroline Simmons. “Caroline brings a diverse outlook on business and community development that has a proven record across the State.” Speaker-designate Ritter said. “Caroline’s persistence and dedication throughout these unprecedented…