Legislators bid farewell to colleague State Rep. “Q” Williams
News and Notes from the State Capitol
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  • Friends and colleagues of the late Rep. Quentin “Q” Williams gathered with his family Wednesday for a ceremony of remembrance as a procession including a hearse carrying his body paused by the state Capitol where he served three terms.  CTNewsJunkie reports on the remembrance, here.


News and notes from the State Capitol

  • The newly sworn in State Comptroller is reminding Connecticut businesses that they are required to participate in an employee retirement savings program known as MyCTSavings by registering with the state before a March 30 deadline.  CTNewsJunkie has the details here.
  • A cut in the state income tax could reach families earning as much as $200,000 per year and could be phased in over two years, Gov. Ned Lamont said this week.  The Hartford Courant’s Chris Keating reports on the Governor’s comments here.
  • No shortage of legislative proposal at the State Capitol, not even 10 days after the start of the long session.  CTNewsJunkie’s Christin Stuart reports on the multitude of bill already filed – some may even become law.  You can read her story here.
  • Gov. Ned Lamont has suggested that state leaders consider an alternative voting system that’s gained popularity in recent years – ranked choice voting.  CT Mirror looks at the possibility of revisions the Connecticut’s system of selecting winning candidates in elections, here.
  • Sen. Patricia Billie Miller of Stamford was elected as chair of the legislature’s all-Democratic Black and Puerto Rican Caucus for the current legislative session.  CT Mirror’s Mark Pazniokas has the story here.
  • The New Haven-to-Lieutenant Governor’s Office pipeline keeps flowing, with two new appointments announced by Lieutenant Gov. Susan Bysiewicz this week.  The New Haven Independent has the details here.


News and notes from around the State

  • Alexandra Daum, in her new role as commissioner of the Department of Economic and Community Development, plans to continue the work started by her predecessor in building, sustaining and promoting Connecticut.  Hartford Business Journal shares her plans here.
  • National Development has paid $10.18 million for 300 acres at East Hartford’s Rentschler Field, moving forward with plans for a logistics and tech park development of up to 2.5 million square feet.  Hartford Business Journal highlights the plans here.
  • Connecticut is one of the safest states in the nation when it comes to fatal injuries in the workplace, according to new information from the state.  Details reported by Hartford Business Journal here.
  • Stamford has achieved the unfortunate distinction of having the most congested highway corridor in the country – in fact, Stamford is home to four of the 10 most congested roadways.  Fairfield County Business Journal reports the latest data here.
  • The New York Times has named New Haven among the 52 places around the world to visit in 2023.  Connecticut Post reports on the recommendation of the Elm City here.