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News and notes from the State Capitol
News and notes from around the state

  • At CRN, we are very excited about 2024! We are especially excited about the number of events that we have planned during the year. 
  • That is in addition to our continued work on your behalf at the State Capitol, working with state lawmakers and members of the Lamont Administration. 
  • We believe that our events throughout 2024 are going to be the place to be!
  • CRN President Tim Phelan has more on those upcoming events – and why you won’t want to miss any of them! 


News and notes from the State Capitol

  • The regular General Assembly session starts on Feb. 7, but lawmakers may hold a special session in less than two weeks to address an issue Gov. Ned Lamont removed from the table – a proposal to encourage the purchase of electric vehicles. Details from CTNewsJunkie here
  • Gov. Lamont used a Thursday morning address to the Connecticut Business and Industry Association’s annual economic summit to preview his budget package, which will recommend adherence to fiscal guardrails and minimal changes.  Details reported by CTNewsJunkie here.  
  • A ranked-choice voting policy in elections for positions like governor or state legislator would be unlikely to survive a challenge under the Connecticut Constitution, Attorney General William Tong said this week.  CTNewsJunkie reports on the AG’s formal opinion here
  • Women make up over half (51%) of Connecticut residents, according to Census data, but they only have a 37% share of seats across the legislature.  As the 2024 legislative session draws near, there are currently 70 women lawmakers among the 186 filled seats.  An analysis by CT Mirror here.
  • Connecticut’s state-based health insurance marketplace, Access Health CT, reported record-high enrollment numbers this year for 2024 coverage.  CTNewsJunkie has the numbers here.  
  • Four Democrats and four Republicans have qualified for the Presidential Primary ballot in Connecticut, Secretary of the State Stephanie Thomas has announced.  April 2 is primary day in Connecticut.  Details from CT Insider here
  • Gov. Lamont and Treasurer Erick Russell announced that 7,810 children across Connecticut have been born automatically eligible for the landmark Connecticut Baby Bonds program since it launched on July 1, 2023.  Details reported by Fairfield County Business Journal here.


News and notes from around the state

  • Bloomfield-based Kaman Corp., a historic Connecticut manufacturer founded by well-known entrepreneur Charles Kaman in 1945, is going private.  That news reported by Hartford Business Journal here
  • Glastonbury-based regional CPA firm MahoneySabol said today it has completed a merger with Giamalis and Co., which has clients primarily in the restaurant, real estate, automotive dealership, and construction industries.  Merger details reported by Hartford Business Journal here.
  • The cost to ship letters and packages is going to increase this weekend, as USPS increases take effect.  Details reported by NBC CT here