The constitutional adjournment is this Wednesday, June 9th; but there is still plenty of work to be done in the House of Representatives and the Senate. This week, a variety of legislative proposals were passed, including free phone calls for inmates, the 'bottle bill' which doubles deposit fees, domestic violence reform legislation, and a bill to curb hunting of African animals. There are four more session days total, with the House, and possibly Senate, meeting over the weekend to conduct business.
Connecticut ranks third among states regarding fewest new COVID-19 cases per capita. “Let’s see if we can keep it up, let’s see if people keep getting vaccinated,” Governor Ned Lamont said Thursday. “Because this is a precondition to getting our economy moving again.” Governor Lamont on Thursday reported 70 new COVID-19 cases out of 7,736 tests for a positivity rate of 0.9%, dropping the state’s seven-day positivity rate to 0.89%. It has been two weeks since Connecticut has (almost) returned to pre-pandemic normalcy, and the state has so far shown no signs of increased COVID-19 transmission.