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Thousands of Connecticut residents are alarmed by what they see as a threat to their childrens' education - an attempt by lawmakers to take away local control of their schools.
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.