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State Legislature Extends Emergency Powers

The Connecticut Legislature extended Gov. Lamont’s emergency powers until Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021, which will help the governor protect the state during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to Lamont, “The extension will provide an outlet to safely reopen the economy; protect and recover jobs; protect students and teachers as schools start to reopen; provide flexibility to hospitals, nursing homes and first responders; rapidly procure [personal protective equipment], testing, systems, and staff; and respond quickly to outbreaks.