Today we approved $17 million in additional cold weather heating assistance funds – many residents and families who receive assistance through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) or Operation Fuel will have access to funds to ensure they can heat their homes through the cold weather season.
Governor Lamont has announced that due to a weather forecast indicating that Connecticut will experience a period of extremely cold weather resulting in very low wind chill values over the next several days, he is directing the state’s severe cold weather protocol to go into effect Wednesday afternoon (1/17) and remaining in effect through noon on Monday (1/22).
As we ring in the new year, there are some laws that become effective on January 1 that were passed during the 2023 legislative session addressing key issue areas including early voting, health and mental health, and online privacy and data protection.
Connecticut is offering a wonderful new program that will make applying for higher education much easier - and less expensive - for graduating high school students.
On Monday, State Rep. Mary Mushinsky (D-Wallingford) welcomed family members of homicide victims and victim advocates to the Legislative Office Building to recognize "Survivors of Homicide Victims Awareness Month." The month of recognition runs from November 20 to December 20.