Legislative leaders to join CRMA for virtual meeting
Register today for this event
Key legislative races to keep an eye on
CT COVID numbers kick upwards
News and notes from around the state

  • We are pleased to report in this week’s FF that two key legislative leaders have accepted our invitation to join us for our 2020 Virtual membership meeting on November 19.
  • Early this week, House Majority Leader and expected new Speaker of House Matt Ritter (D-Hartford) informed us that he will be able to join us for a discussion about what we can expect in the upcoming Legislative Session, scheduled to begin in January.
  • Ritter will participate in a conversation about the upcoming session along with the next Senate Republican leader. We will know exactly who that is after the election next week, but have already received a commitment from the Senate Republicans that whoever emerges as the new Senate Republican leader will join us.
  • With those commitments, the first hour of our gathering will provide a great review of the results of the election, with a first rate group of political journalists following top legislative leaders – all of which will give us a great preview of what to expect from the General Assembly.


Register today for this great event

  • We are really excited about this year’s event and hope that you join us.
  • It is free to join in, so just go here to register.
  • It is also our last fundraiser for the year, so if you are interested in being a sponsor, or just giving CRMA a donation, please go here.
  • Looking forward to seeing all of you on November 19th.


Election Day is Tuesday, November 3rd

  • As we get closer to Election Day, we can’t forget that not only is there a Presidential election but that all members of the General Assembly are up for re-election.
  • One our panelists for our upcoming virtual meeting on November 19th, Hartford Courant Capitol reporter Chris Keating, does a great job looking at 20 key legislative races that we should all keep a close eye on. You can read Chris’s story here.
  • We do not think we have to do this, but just as a friendly reminder, if you haven’t already, don’t forget to vote on Tuesday.


CT’s COVID numbers tick upward

  • Nearly a third of Connecticut’s population now lives in a city or town with “red alert” levels of COVID-19 infection, Gov. Lamont announced during a press briefing.  The state’s infection rate has now climbed to 6.1%.  CTNewsJunkie has the update here.
  • The mayors of Bridgeport, Norwalk and Stamford are rolling those municipalities back to Phase 2 of the state’s reopen plan. Fairfield County Business Journal has that story here.
  • Hartford Healthcare has expanded its COVID-19 testing capacity, moving the location to the Connecticut Convention Center parking garage, to accommodate up to 4,000 people a day. News8 has the story here.  And hospitalizations from COVID-19 have increased by 50% during the past 2 weeks at Yale-New Haven Health.  New Haven BIZ reports the latest here.
  • And Connecticut has added more states – including Massachusetts – to its COVID-19 Travel Advisory list. NBC Connecticut has the story here.


Other news and notes from around the state

  • Governor Lamont released a strategic plan on Workforce Development this week, developed by his Workforce Council. The 49-page document includes recommendations for manufacturing, life sciences, healthcare and IT/Business Services.  The Governor’s office has more about the plan here.
  • State officials are creating a group of leaders to look at nursing homes in light of the impact there of COVID-19. The state’s acting public health commissioner will co-chair, joined by legislators from the Human Services, Public Health, Appropriations, Aging and Labor committees, along with industry officials, and others. New Haven BIZ has the details here.
  • Have a safe Halloween, and don’t forget to change your clocks!