Connecticut - Coronavirus Press Clips Archive

Connecticuts sales tax free week, a target for elimination during this years budget debate, begins Sunday

Hartford Courant - 8/11/2020

Connecticut will need emergency loan soon to bolster unemployment trust

New London Day ( - 8/10/2020

Gov. Lamont speaks with Pres. Trump, Connecticut gets green light for emergency declaration

Hartford Courant - 8/7/2020

State distributing $160 million in federal funds to cover pandemic costs

Waterbury Republican-American - 8/6/2020

Lamont is guarding reserves for recession to come. Critics say hes prioritizing austerity over COVID response

The Connecticut Mirror - 8/5/2020

Lembo to Federal Government: Send Help

CT News Junkie - 8/4/2020

Lembo lowers projected state deficit for 2020 fiscal year to $128.1M

Waterbury Republican-American - 8/3/2020

Lembo: Conn. economy improving from COVID, still needs help

Danbury News-Times - 8/3/2020


Republicans, nonprofits clash with Lamont administration over federal funding; Lamont says officials are working to resolve the issue

Hartford Courant – 7/30/2020

New projections show Connecticuts budget is weathering the coronavirus pandemic better than expected; tax receipts $200M higher

Hartford Courant - 7/29/2020

Connecticut aims to provide students with universal internet and computer access during pandemic

New London Day ( - 7/28/2020

State buys 50K computers, with focus on low-income communities

Waterbury Republican-American - 7/28/2020

State Senate passes bill expanding absentee voting provisions

New London Day ( - 7/28/2020

State colleges, universities address COVID-19 expenses, student testing

New London Day ( - 7/27/2020

Slots in Connecticuts tuition-free community college program still available

Hartford Courant - 7/27/2020

Lawmakers will debate two health care bills today. Here’s what they would do.

The Connecticut Mirror - 7/23/2020

State bond panel OKs $550M for capital projects amid shortfall

Danbury News-Times - 7/21/2020

State Department of Education tells schools to brace for fall reopening

Waterbury Republican-American - 7/21/2020

People who travel to Connecticut from COVID hotspots now face a $1,000 fine if they don't quarantine.

The Connecticut Mirror - 7/20/2020

Rental assistance in CT rolls out slowly; advocates say center is overwhelmed

New Haven Register - 7/20/2020

Connecticut Politics Week in Review: Lawmakers will debate police reforms and 3 other bills in special session

Hartford Courant - 7/17/2020

Lamont says Connecticut will direct $100 million to hospitals

New London Day ( - 7/16/2020

Connecticut casinos fare better than expected in June after reopening amid pandemic

Hartford Courant - 7/16/2020

GOP leader: Lamont is spending when he should be hiding CT’s credit card

The Connecticut Mirror - 7/15/2020

Hundreds of state employees may have illegally filed unemployment claims for loss of part-time, side jobs, report to auditors says

Hartford Courant - 7/15/2020

Connecticut hospitals seek $450M from the state to cover coronavirus-related financial losses

Hartford Courant - 7/15/2020

State to allow slightly shorter 2020-21 school year

Danbury News-Times - 7/15/2020

Lawmakers will consider four bills in special session

Danbury News-Times - 7/14/2020

Uncertainty and strained budgets: Connecticut colleges and universities share reopening plans with state lawmakers

Hartford Courant - 7/14/2020

Billions of dollars in CT projects in jeopardy

New Haven Register - 7/13/2020

Tong: CT to challenge ICE ruling on international students

New Haven Register - 7/8/2020

Connecticut will soon have spent its $1.4B share of federal coronavirus aid and state leaders say more challenges lay ahead

Hartford Courant - 7/8/2020

A billion in federal funds flies out the door … and more is needed

The Connecticut Mirror - 7/7/2020

Help wanted: Lamont turns to outside experts to fight virus

New London Day ( - 7/6/2020

CT ends longstanding dispute with federal tax officials over big state pensions

The Connecticut Mirror - 7/1/2020

With Connecticuts deficit increasing and high unemployment, state employee raises take effect Wednesday despite Lamonts request for deferral

Hartford Courant - 7/1/2020


Gov. Ned Lamont announces $2 million from COVID-19 relief funds will go to youth employment programs

Hartford Courant - 6/30/2020

As COVID-19 cases rise in other parts of country, Lamont rethinks Phase 3 reopening

Waterbury Republican-American - 6/30/2020

Public universities, and their budgets, are counting on students' willingness to accept a socially distant, hybrid campus experience.

The Connecticut Mirror - 6/30/2020

Lamont extends ban on evictions to Aug. 25; pledges $33 million for renters, owners

Waterbury Republican-American - 6/29/2020

State seeking to shield 1,800 homeless from coronavirus with federal help

Hartford Courant - 6/26/2020

State calling for full-time, in-school learning in the fall

Danbury News-Times - 6/25/2020

Connecticut school districts face millions in new costs for extra teachers, buses as they plan multiple scenarios for fall reopening

Hartford Courant - 6/25/2020

Pandemic hits Connecticut’s unemployment trust fund — and state businesses will pay

The Connecticut Mirror - 6/25/2020

Lamont, Democratic lawmakers, have different visions to rebalance CT’s finances amid crises

The Connecticut Mirror - 6/24/2020

UConn trustees face deep cuts to academics and sports Wednesday as university struggles with impact from coronavirus pandemic

Hartford Courant - 6/23/2020

Casinos started fast, gaming revenues show

New London Day ( - 6/22/2020

Lamont says massive bill for COVID-19 is more than $1 billion, with millions spent on testing and PPE during coronavirus pandemic

Hartford Courant - 6/19/2020

Pandemic could cost Connecticut $6.5B in lost tax revenue, new analysis finds

Hartford Courant - 6/19/2020

Analysis: Coronavirus crisis could erode one-third of CT revenue

New Haven Register - 6/19/2020

Gov. Lamont supports plan to offer $450 stipend to people returning to work

Hartford Courant - 6/18/2020

Free community college is coming to Connecticut this fall

Hartford Courant - 6/18/2020

Task force focuses on long-term Connecticut police reforms

New Haven Register - 6/16/2020

Connecticut colleges brace for enrollment declines this fall, with three of states regional universities predicting 10% drop

Hartford Courant - 6/15/2020

Amid the protests and pandemic, a renewed call for health equity reform

The Connecticut Mirror - 6/15/2020

Tribes say they would halt slots money if state pursues a commercial casino

Hartford Courant - 6/14/2020

Lamont announce new job-training, placement services

New Haven Register - 6/11/2020

Connecticut could lose 60,000 jobs without additional stimulus funds, report says

Hartford Courant - 6/11/2020

Gov. Lamont wants to postpone raises for state employees to save $200M, but negotiations with labor unions have failed

Hartford Courant - 6/9/2020

Lamont orders review of nursing home response to coronavirus

New Haven Register - 6/8/2020

Coronavirus has cost Connecticut cities and towns nearly half a billion dollars so far

Hartford Courant - 6/8/2020

Lamont: Relief Is On Its Way To Cities and Towns

CT News Junkie - 6/5/2020

State to borrow $300M from federal government to cover unemployment claims

Waterbury Republican-American - 6/4/2020

Lamont announces $75 million to reimburse cities and towns for COVID-19 expenses

New London Day ( - 6/4/2020

Gov. Ned Lamont is expected to announce an initial round of emergency pandemic relief for cities and towns Thursday.

The Connecticut Mirror - 6/4/2020

CT colleges seek shield from coronavirus lawsuits

Danbury News-Times - 6/3/2020

State oversight panel forces higher tax increase for West Haven

New Haven Register - 6/2/2020

Gov. Lamont extends unemployment benefits to workers vulnerable to the coronavirus, drawing fire from businesses association

Hartford Courant - 6/2/2020

Minority Lawmakers and Senate Leaders Join In Push for Body Cameras, Police Use-of-Force Bill

Hartford Courant - 6/2/2020

On opening day Connecticuts casinos draw modest number of visitors as Lamont warns dont gamble with your health

Hartford Courant - 6/1/2020

State projected to end fiscal year more than $620 million in red

Waterbury Republican-American - 6/1/2020


Connecticut arts, culture and tourism advocates push for more payroll loan flexibility

New London Day ( - 5/27/2020

CT heads to Wall Street to jump-start its construction industry

The Connecticut Mirror - 5/27/2020

State child care spaces shrinking rapidly amid pandemic

Waterbury Republican-American - 5/26/2020

Connecticut lost more than double as many jobs in April as...

Waterbury Republican-American - 5/23/2020

Amid skepticism from Gov. Lamont, Mohegan Sun pitches safety measures ahead of June 1 reopening

Hartford Courant - 5/22/2020

CCM chastises Lamont for not sharing federal relief funds with cities and towns

The Connecticut Mirror - 5/22/2020

UConn warns revenue losses due to coronavirus pandemic could force deep cuts to academic and athletic programs in coming year

Hartford Courant - 5/21/2020

Mohegan Sun, Foxwoods to open June 1, ignoring opposition from Gov. Ned Lamont who calls move incredibly risky

Hartford Courant - 5/20/2020

Dalio, Lamont Disband Partnership for Connecticut

CT News Junkie - 5/19/2020

Gov. Lamont says Connecticut has hit important condition for reopening businesses

Waterbury Republican-American - 5/18/2020

The next Connecticut income tax debate is heating up ” but not at the Capitol.

The Connecticut Mirror - 5/18/2020

State unions unlikely to make concessions; taxpayers may take hit

Waterbury Republican-American - 5/18/2020

Moodys: CT poised to be 1 of just 7 fiscally safe states

Danbury News-Times - 5/14/2020

Connecticut state parks and forests face a summer of social distancing and possibly a less than ideal bathroom situation.

The Connecticut Mirror - 5/13/2020

Minorities seek more government help amid pandemic

New Haven Register - 5/12/2020

CT hospitals stand to lose $1.5B amid coronavirus crisis

New Haven Register - 5/11/2020

Connecticut Politics Week in Review: Lawmakers, in surgical masks, close book on 2020 legislative session

Hartford Courant - 5/8/2020

Self-employed workers in Connecticut can now complete their unemployment benefits applications after computer fix

Hartford Courant - 5/7/2020

CT can delay its transportation financing debate only a few months more

The Connecticut Mirror - 5/6/2020

CT doctors in legislature: Virus warrants massive precautions

Danbury News-Times - 5/5/2020

Connecticut will send absentee ballot applications to all voters for primary and November elections amid concern that coronavirus could disrupt voting

Hartford Courant - 5/4/2020

Newly laid off workers eligible for free online courses

Waterbury Republican-American - 5/4/2020

CT's smallest companies awarded $2.5B more in relief funds

New Haven Register - 5/4/2020

Facing decreased revenue, area towns not looking to eliminate raises

New London Day ( - 5/3/2020

Connecticut cities and towns have yet to see any federal coronavirus stimulus money

Hartford Courant - 5/3/2020

Lamont says it will take state finances years to recover from pandemic

Waterbury Republican-American - 5/1/2020

Lamont to cancel tax relief, seek labor savings to close $2B deficit in July

New London Day ( - 5/1/2020

The state's prison population is the lowest it's been since 1993. Here's why..

The Connecticut Mirror - 5/1/2020


Report: Coronavirus could drain $7B from CT coffers by 2023

Danbury News-Times - 4/30/2020

New estimates show Connecticut facing $2.7B budget shortfall due to pandemic

Waterbury Republican-American - 4/30/2020

Connecticut’s record-setting rainy day fund is running on borrowed time

The Connecticut Mirror - 4/30/2020

Connecticut towns have yet to see any federal coronavirus stimulus money

New London Day ( - 4/30/2020

CT businesses could begin reopening in 7-10 days, Lamont says

Danbury News-Times - 4/27/2020

Town and city leaders advocate for federal funds to replace lost...

Waterbury Republican-American - 4/27/2020

Its unclear whether Connecticut colleges will resume in-person classes in the fall, leaving students and parents in limbo

Hartford Courant - 4/26/2020

Connecticut stands to lose billions in taxes due to coronavirus as McConnell favors letting cash-strapped states go bankrupt

Hartford Courant - 4/25/2020

GOP leader: Lamont should delay raises during coronavirus crisis

Danbury News-Times - 4/24/2020

Will extra education aid go to remedy learning lost from school closures – or close budget holes?

The Connecticut Mirror - 4/24/2020

School bus drivers across Connecticut have stopped getting paid despite Lamont order strongly encouraging districts to keep them on payroll

Hartford Courant - 4/23/2020

Connecticut considers joining NY, NJ, in coronavirus contact tracing

The Connecticut Mirror - 4/22/2020

Legislature Won t Return Before May 6

CT News Junkie - 4/21/2020

Lamont boosts medicaid payments at CT nursing homes

Danbury News-Times - 4/19/2020

State Bond Commission approves funds for coronavirus, cities and towns after technology issues canceled last meeting

Hartford Courant - 4/16/2020

Lamont administration cuts new rail cars from Waterbury, Danbury lines

Waterbury Republican-American - 4/16/2020

State DOL says unemployment payment backlog solved by computer fix

New London Day ( - 4/15/2020

As new COVID-19 deaths grow, Lamont considers executive order on masks

The Connecticut Mirror - 4/15/2020

Lamont: CT needs more disaster-relief funding

Danbury News-Times - 4/15/2020

State overtime up through March

The Connecticut Mirror - 4/13/2020

CTs sales tax faces unprecedented threat from coronavirus

New Haven Register - 4/13/2020

Coronavirus short-circuits Connecticuts legislative session. All bills are probably dead.

Hartford Courant - 4/10/2020

Connecticuts restaurants and bars to stay closed until May 20 at the earliest, Gov. Lamont announced

Hartford Courant - 4/10/2020

During pandemic, Lamont wants vote-by-mail option

The Connecticut Mirror - 4/7/2020

From suspending the plastic bag tax to liquor delivery, these are some of the new rules in Connecticut since the coronavirus outbreak

Hartford Courant - 4/7/2020

State bond commission to release millions for coronavirus and municipal needs

Hartford Courant - 4/6/2020

State colleges won't lay off workers, transition to online learning was nearly seamless

New London Day ( - 4/4/2020

Coronavirus crisis fuels Rep. Rosa DeLauros effort for paid family leave

Hartford Courant - 4/3/2020

State will pay nursing homes $35 million to cover COVID costs; plans to reopen closed facility in Meriden

Hartford Courant - 4/3/2020

Coronavirus outbreak will cost state $600M this fiscal year, Lamont administration says

Waterbury Republican-American - 4/2/2020

Connecticut faces loss of $1.4 billion in sales, income and other taxes due to coronavirus shutdown

Hartford Courant - 4/2/2020

Lamont: Pandemic will give Connecticut a $500M shortfall by June 30

The Connecticut Mirror - 4/2/2020

Long-delayed bond package of construction projects could be approved next week

Hartford Courant - 4/2/2020

State to receive $5.4 million in federal relief funds for election safety, security

New London Day ( - 4/1/2020

Lamont: Pay school staff during coronavirus shutdown

New Haven Register - 4/1/2020

Comptroller puts state deficit at $170 million and growing

Danbury News-Times - 4/1/2020

State Budget Deficit Grows

CT News Junkie - 4/1/2020

Lamont, philanthropists set up charity for nonprofits

Danbury News-Times - 4/1/2020


Connecticut cities are ramping up preparations and precautions as the states expected surge in COVID-19 cases continued Monday.

The Connecticut Mirror - 3/30/2020

Feds approve disaster declaration for Connecticut

Danbury News-Times - 3/29/2020

CT allows day cares to stay open amid coronavirus crisis

New Haven Register - 3/27/2020

Connecticut Braces For Budget Impact From COVID-19 Recession

CT News Junkie - 3/26/2020

Connecticut prisons, courts continue to grapple with virus issues

New London Day ( - 3/24/2020

Expanded shutdown begins; Connecticut hospitals brace for surge as states confirmed coronavirus cases surpass 400

Hartford Courant - 3/24/2020

Connecticut legislature considering coronavirus relief package by executive order to avoid large gathering at Capitol

Hartford Courant - 3/23/2020

COVID-19 Update: Lamont Signs New Order Clearing Way For Towns To Adopt Budgets

CT News Junkie - 3/21/2020

Unemployment Claims Jump; Bar Creates Task Force

CT News Junkie - 3/21/2020

Lamont orders non-essential businesses to close during public health crisis

The Connecticut Mirror - 3/20/2020

Treasurer: Connecticut has twice as much cash available as early days of last recession

Hartford Courant - 3/20/2020

Officials estimate coronavirus will cost the state $38M

WTNH – 3/20/2020

Lamont: Coronavirus accelerating through the state

New Haven Register - 3/17/2020

Unemployment claims skyrocket as coronavirus crisis deepens

Connecticut Mirror – 3/17/2020

Lamont joins governors of New York, New Jersey in closing bars, gyms, movie theaters as coronavirus spreads

The Connecticut Mirror - 3/16/2020

Lamont Orders Schools Closed, Decision on Bar and Restaurants Looms

CT News Junkie - 3/15/2020

Connecticut officials seek to blunt economic impact of virus

Associated Press – 3/15/2020

Connecticuts manufacturing, tourism and hospitality sectors are on the front lines as the coronavirus spreads.

The Connecticut Mirror - 3/13/2020

Coronavirus stimulus bill may send CT over $500M for health care

Danbury News-Times - 3/13/2020

Lamont Cancels Large Events, Waives 180-Day School Year Requirement

CT News Junkie - 3/13/2020

CT budget is poised to weather coronavirus crisis – for now

The Connecticut Mirror - 3/11/2020

Lawmakers scale back Capitol activities, order four-day cleaning to combat COVID-19

The Connecticut Mirror - 3/9/2020

CT nursing homes directed to limit visitors amid coronavirus concerns

The Connecticut Mirror - 3/9/2020

Connecticut takes steps to contain COVID-19 as 2nd case confirmed

State, region preparing for when coronavirus arrives

New London Day ( - 3/6/2020

Coronavirus Funding Gets Murphy s Backing

CT News Junkie - 3/5/2020

Congress approves ‘robust’ coronavirus bill that will send millions to CT

The Connecticut Mirror - 3/4/2020

State, federal officials urge caution against coronavirus, but say risk here remains low

The Connecticut Mirror - 3/2/2020

Lamont: Connecticut ready for virus, infections expected

Danbury News-Times - 2/26/2020