Bethel State Representative Raghib Allie-Brennan was among 10 Democrats to join all House Republicans in opposing extension of Governor Lamont's executive authority for a 6th time during the pandemic. The measure though was approved 80 to 60. Allie-Brennan says his vote now, and in July, was not a reflection of Governor Lamont, but rather about re-establishing the balance of power between three equal branches of government.
Dozens of parents, many angry about Governor Lamont’s executive order requiring face masks be worn in schools, rallied outside the state Capitol during yesterday's special session. Earlier in the day, some attempted to enter the state Capitol building without masks but were told to leave if they didn’t wear face coverings.
There are 18 fewer people in Connecticut hospitals being treated for COVID-19 than on Friday. 75.8 percent of the 264 patients are not fully vaccinated. Yesterday's daily test positivity rate was 2-point-23 percent.