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Connecticut Bill Expanding Attorney General’s Powers Heads to Governor

Connecticut lawmakers on Monday have voted to formally expand the state Attorney General’s powers to include investigating allegations of certain hate crimes and civil rights violations and to initiate legal proceedings. The bill, which passed 96 to 51 in the …

Connecticut Offering $280M to Nursing Homes to Avoid Strikes

Connecticut officials on Monday proposed an additional $280 million in funding for nursing homes in an effort to avoid strikes by nearly 4,000 health workers that are set to begin Friday if negotiations fail. Democratic Governor Ned Lamont’s budget director, …

Connecticut Reminds Insurers to Avoid Discriminatory Practices with Big Data

Connecticut Insurance Department (CID) Commissioner Andrew N. Mais issued a formal notice to insurers licensed by the department that their use of technology and big data must be in full compliance with federal and state anti-discrimination laws. The notice, issued …

Two Dead, One Missing in Blast at Veterans Hospital Outbuilding in Connecticut

An apparent steam explosion in a maintenance building at a Veterans Affairs hospital in Connecticut killed two people Friday, and a third person is missing, officials said. “We received a report this morning that an explosion occurred at the West …

Conn. Offers Coverage Guidance Due to Power Outages After Tropical Storm Isaias

In the aftermath of Tropical Storm Isaias, Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont and Insurance Commissioner Andrew N. Mais are reminding policyholders to review their homeowners insurance policies to understand their coverage for property damage due to loss of power as the …

Lamont Calls for Investigation of Utilities’ Storm Response in Connecticut

Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont called for an investigation of the state’s two largest electric utility companies Wednesday as hundreds of thousands of residents remained without power a day after Tropical Storm Isaias ripped through the state. Lamont asked the Connecticut …

Reopening Guidelines Released for Connecticut Businesses

Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont released detailed phase 2 pandemic lockdown reopening guidelines for Connecticut businesses on Sunday, stressing social distancing, limited capacity, face mask requirements and sanitation. The state had 16 new coronavirus deaths, bringing the total to 4,071, and …