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Reports from Tom Kuser, Terry SheridanEbong Udoma, Bill Buchner, Ann Lopez, Davis DunavinCassandra Basler and J.D. Allen

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Scott Davidson

Officials in New Haven, Connecticut, are teaming up with the state’s mental health mobile crisis unit to develop an emergency response alternative to police.

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Connecticut state representatives this week passed a resolution to expand no-excuse absentee voting. However, the House resolution did not reach the 75% threshold of votes needed to be included on the 2022 ballot.

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Johnathon Henninger

The Connecticut House is set to take action on another extension of Governor Ned Lamont’s emergency powers to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Speaker Matt Ritter said the powers would be extended until July 20.

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Connecticut House Republicans have proposed an alternative to Democratic Governor Ned Lamont’s spending plan for the American Rescue Act funding. The state is set to receive $2.6 billion in federal assistance.