Connecticut Governor-elect Ned Lamont announced the membership of his transition steering committee Thursday. It’s made up of a diverse group of individuals including business and labor leaders, as well as some former state officials.
The State of Connecticut has given out the first in a series of grants to clean air projects as part of a $55 million settlement with Volkswagen. The money will help upgrade diesel vehicles, including the Block Island Express ferry.
U.S. Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut said he welcomes an apparent Pentagon decision to suspend its refueling of Saudi Arabia’s military aircraft involved in the war in Yemen. But he said more needs to be done to stop the Saudi war effort and that his colleagues have now turned hostile to Saudi Arabia following the killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi.