Gov. Ned Lamont, a Democrat, is the 89th governor of Connecticut. His first term as governor began Jan. 9, 2019. Lamont previously served as a selectman in the town of Greenwich, Connecticut, from 1987 to 1989, and ran for the US Senate on an anti-war platform during the early years of the war in Iraq in 2006, defeating incumbent US Sen. Joe Lieberman in the Democratic primary. He then lost to Lieberman in the general election, during which Lieberman petitioned onto the ballot running as a third-party candidate.
Lamont ran for governor in 2010 and was defeated by Stamford Mayor Dannel P. Malloy, who went on to win the general election and served two terms as governor.
Lamont ran for governor again in 2018, winning the party nomination and defeating Republican Bob Stefanowski in the general election.
Lamont was born on Jan. 3, 1954, in Washington, D.C.
In 1977, Lamont became editor of the Black River Tribune, a small weekly newspaper in Vermont. After graduating from Yale University, Lamont entered the cable television industry as manager of a Connecticut startup called Cablevision.
In 1984, Lamont founded Campus Televideo to provide cable television services to college campuses. He later chaired a telecommunications firm called Lamont Digital Systems, which invested in new media startups. Campus Televideo was its largest division before Apogee, a Texas firm, acquired it in 2015. (Sources: Wikipedia, CTNewsJunkie)
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Gov. Ned Lamont and First Lady Annie Lamont will play host to their annual holiday open house at the Governor’s Residence in Hartford over two days next week, the governor’s office announced Wednesday.
Hours after withdrawing regulations to incrementally phase out the sale of new gas-powered vehicles in Connecticut, Gov. Ned Lamont and legislative proponents of the proposal signaled Tuesday they would continue to prioritize its eventual adoption.
“How comfortable would you be still using your iPhone 1?” Secretary of the State Stephanie Thomas said Tuesday. She was making a comparison to a time in the technology revolution that includes Connecticut’s now obsolete voting equipment.
It may be an evening that generates more light than heat, unlike most political events witnessed in recent years.
Gov. Ned Lamont endorsed on Monday a decision by Connecticut’s top prosecutor to suspend an investigation into tens of thousands of falsified traffic records by State Police troopers as the U.S. Justice Department conducts its own criminal investigation.
Connecticut will dedicate $16 million in federal funding to expand access to free school meals for thousands of students, Gov. Ned Lamont announced during a Monday morning press conference.
A relative of Rep. Lezlye Zupkus fell victim to an all-too-familiar scam a few years ago: fraudsters claimed to have kidnapped the woman’s grandchild and demanded money.
Opinion writer Terry Cowgill praises Tesla’s new auto-sales deal with the Mohegan Tribal Nation, and calls out Gov. Ned Lamont for a decision by his wife’s company to accept investment from a Saudi-backed firm.
Gov. Ned Lamont, Comptroller Sean Scanlon, legislators, and labor leaders touted a bipartisan plan Monday that they expect will save Connecticut’s municipalities $740 million in retirement costs over the next three decades.
The state plans to contract an outside firm within the next week to investigate the results of a recent audit suggesting that state troopers falsified tens of thousands of traffic enforcement records, Gov. Ned Lamont said Wednesday.
State officials described Connecticut as pushing against a tide of new abortion restrictions being enacted across the country during a Wednesday bill-signing ceremony marking the adoption of a series of laws protecting access to reproductive health care.
Connecticut officials toured the waterlogged grounds of Killam and Bassette Farmstead in Glastonbury Monday as they assessed the impact of days of rainfall which have flooded an estimated 2,000 acres of farmland across the state.
The state’s Social Services Commissioner joined Gov. Ned Lamont at The Caring Connection in Windsor Tuesday to highlight two new laws that provide more support to Connecticut’s senior citizens through adult day care services, nursing homes, and homemaker-companion agencies.
Connecticut climbed eight spots in CNBC’s annual ranking of “Top States for Business,” reaching 31st on this year’s list.
Some 61,000 Connecticut residents with driver-only licenses could be impacted by a new immigration policy in Florida, which considers invalid certain driving-only credentials for undocumented immigrants from a handful of states.
Connecticut’s state legislature convened for brief technical sessions Monday morning, when lawmakers waived the opportunity to override any of the five vetoes issued this year by Gov. Ned Lamont.
State officials denounced on Friday a U.S. Supreme Court ruling allowing a graphic designer to refuse business from LGBTQ couples. The decision against a Colorado anti-discrimination law could have consequences for a similar statute in Connecticut.
Gov. Ned Lamont signed into law Tuesday a series of changes aimed at bringing down healthcare costs, including a new prescription drug discount card and an expansion of a ban on certain facility fees.
Like the rest of the country, Connecticut is grappling with a housing crunch that continues to bog down home sales with high prices and high interest rates.
A three-week long labor strike involving 1,700 Connecticut group home workers came to a close this week as unions ratified new two-year contracts with six nonprofit providers including raises of about $1.25 per hour in the first year.
A Manchester man turned himself in to state police on Wednesday to face harassment charges stemming from threatening Instagram posts directed last year at Gov. Ned Lamont and U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy.
Pharmacists in Connecticut can prescribe hormonal birth control following the governor’s Tuesday signature on a bill which requires participating druggists to complete an accredited training program on contraceptives.
Connecticut joined the vast majority of other states last week when the governor signed legislation allowing early in-person voting. State officials and advocates celebrated increased ballot access on Tuesday.
Connecticut became one of just a handful of states to restrict police from lying to minor suspects last week when Gov. Ned Lamont signed legislation making confessions secured using deceptive interrogation tactics largely inadmissible in court.
Connecticut policymakers from both sides of the political aisle gathered at the state Capitol Monday afternoon to watch Gov. Ned Lamont sign a two-year state budget including broad income tax cuts into law following its bipartisan approval by the legislature.
The 2023 Connecticut legislative session wrapped up at midnight on Wednesday, ending a five-month struggle for countless causes, advocates, and public officials all hoping to see their interests moved across the finish line and signed into state law.
Legislature Wraps Up a Session Marked by Bipartisan Cooperation, Budget Pleasantries, and a Housing Hoopla
A day after passing a budget with overwhelming bipartisan support, the Connecticut legislature concluded its 2023 session Wednesday with the steady passage of bills in the House and a day-long filibuster by Republicans in the Senate.
Gov. Ned Lamont gave final approval to a sweeping update to Connecticut gun regulations on Tuesday, signing into law a bill that expands the state’s assault weapons ban, restricts the open carry of firearms, and raises the age to buy a semiautomatic rifle.
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