Conn. Gov. Ned Lamont
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On Monday Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont will share his plan with lawmakers on how the state should spend $2.6 billion in American Rescue funds. That’s part of about $6 billion in federal Coronavirus relief earmarked for Connecticut. There are competing visions of how the money should be spent.

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The state of Connecticut will put millions of dollars in COVID-19 relief funds toward making summer programs available to kids. Officials say it will be good for students who’ve spent much of the last year apart.

Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont addresses the media in Westport, Conn., on Aug. 7, 2020.
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Connecticut officials said pandemic relief funds are helping the state find permanent living options for the unhoused.

In this Wednesday Jan. 8, 2020, file photo, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, left, follows state Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, D-Bronx, center, at the Capitol before delivering his State of the State address in Albany, N.Y.
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Five days into the new fiscal year, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders say they have a “conceptual agreement” on a new state budget. If the deal holds, it would include $4 billion in new taxes, including higher income tax brackets on millionaires and a tax increase for some large corporations.

In this Jan. 4, 2020, file photo, Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., speaks during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington.
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Connecticut Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro joined Governor Ned Lamont to discuss how the American Rescue Plan will benefit first responders and local government.