The appointment reflects several goals: Attracting private-sector information-technology talent, creating a customer-friendly culture, and building a racially diverse senior team.
The information technology firm already has pledged to create 1,000 new jobs in the Hartford area.
Gov. Lamont has zeroed in on the elimination of plastic grocery bags as a possible revenue source. But the 19 other pieces of legislation that also seek their banishment are focused on the environmental benefits.
Under the proposal, anyone would be able to obtain a drug discount card through a program run by the comptroller, while employers would be able to contract with the state’s pharmacy benefits manager to reduce drug costs.
Connecticut does not have clean hands when it comes to pushing Africa’s Big 5 — elephants, lions, leopards, rhinos and giraffes—closer to extinction. The state is supplying customers to the grave, immoral trophy hunting industry. From 2005-2015, 59 trophy hunting permits were issued to Connecticut residents by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service so people could hunt and kill leopards for their trophies. Six additional permits were provided to Connecticut residents to kill African elephants in Botswana, Tanzania and Zimbabwe. And from 2005-2016, Connecticut residents killed 39 lions and one giraffe and imported their trophies.
I owe an apology to the Connecticut State Medical Society. Last year, I wrote a letter to the Connecticut Mirror criticizing the CSMS for its years of opposition to medical aid-in-dying. What I didn’t know at the time was that the CSMS physician leadership had been in the process of re-evaluating the CSMS policy concerning death with dignity.