Governor veto’s 5 bills
Other news and notes from the State Capitol
News and notes from around the state

  • After a quiet end of the session with the normal signing of hundreds of bills passed by the Legislature, yesterday Governor Lamont shook that up by vetoing 5 bills.
  • The list of the bills that the Governor vetoed can be seen by going here
  • The CT Mirror has a great look at those bills here including the Governor’s reasoning behind the vetoes. 
  • The Governor also signed a bill, HB 6664, that CRN had an interest in, but added a very strong message to the legislature with the signing. 
  • If you recall HB 6664 would have created an Extended Producer Responsibility for packaging but that section of the bill was removed. The Governor’s message to the Legislature was pretty clear: that issue will return again next session.   (See page 4 here.)


Other news and notes from around the State Capitol

  • Earlier this week, former Governor and former Unites State Senator, Lowell P. Weicker passed away. 
  • Weicker was a controversial figure who as Governor famously pushed for the imposition of the state income tax. 
  • Mark Pazniokas of the Mirror does a great job reviewing Weicker’s time in public life and you can go here to read that story. 
  • A disturbing incident took place in CT when a State Representative was attacked outside her place of worship. You can go here to read more about that. 
  • In addition to the operating budget that the Legislature adopted during the past session, they also approved a bond packaging – or borrowing money – for bigger projects. 
  • The Bond Commission, which gives final approval to projects, is set to meet this week to approve $340 million for various projects. You can go here to see more about those projects. 


News and notes from around the state 

  • Facing a budget deficit next year, the Board of Regents for Higher Education is raising tuition for the newly consolidated Connecticut State Community College system and requiring all schools in its system to submit mitigation plans.  CTNewsJunkie has the details here
  • Adults in Connecticut may begin growing a limited number of cannabis plants in their homes beginning on Saturday as one of a number of policies governing the substance take effect this week.  Details here from CTNewsJunkie.  
  • New Haven is receiving a $25 million grant to create a bus rapid transit system with 18 new stops.  Details here from the New Haven Register.
  • Changes will be made to the TPC River Highlands after record low scoring last week during the PGA Tour’s Travelers Championship, according to tournament officials.  WNPR has the details here.  
  • As the nation gets ready for the Fourth of July holiday weekend, gas prices in Connecticut and New York remain above the U.S. average.  Fairfield County Business Journal has the numbers here.
  • CRN wishes you an enjoyable Fourth of July holiday weekend.