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Posted: 9/21/2021 3:18:27 PM EDT
Heard about the upcoming "vote" to extend Ned's powers, and already saying there are more EO's that will be signed once he gets the powers extended.

The fact that the EO's are already being drafted foreshadows his powers being extended. Can only imagine what the new EO's will say.

Am I the only one rip-s**t pi$$ed that this is still going on? They can go in for the "vote" to extend his powers, but cant go in to vote on anything else?

If it weren't for my family here, I'd seriously consider moving out of this place.
Link Posted: 9/21/2021 6:22:24 PM EDT
$$$$$$$$$.
Link Posted: 9/21/2021 10:24:29 PM EDT
Biggest reason of not moving for us to southern state is my stable job. We want to move and if my job goes permanently remote, then we definitely will move.
Link Posted: 9/21/2021 11:42:09 PM EDT
Running is not the answer. You will always be chasing a better place. The country is in a downward spiral.
Link Posted: 9/22/2021 7:16:30 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By edgephoto:
Running is not the answer. You will always be chasing a better place. The country is in a downward spiral.
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While I agree everyplace is spiraling, that doesn't seem to be a good reason not to leave. If that were the case, we wouldn't have thousands of people traveling to the USA every day to "chase a better place".

If CT were borderline red / blue, I'd be more willing to stay and fight. However, it's track record says otherwise.
Link Posted: 9/22/2021 8:04:26 AM EDT
For a good number of people their view of extending Red Ned's EO powers is ...



Some will cheer it. Others are simply not paying attention. Others won't care because they don't think it will affect them.

Emergency powers were supposed to be temporary. Now we see it for the lie that it was. Now we see that those who enjoy power want more of it and will use any methods they can to keep and expand it.
Link Posted: 9/22/2021 9:29:08 AM EDT
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Now we see it for the lie that it was.
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Now?
Link Posted: 9/22/2021 12:36:24 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By edgephoto:
Running is not the answer. You will always be chasing a better place. The country is in a downward spiral.
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It depends. US presents people with opportunities if they work hard.
My family moved to US from Eastern Europe almost 2 decades ago. I remember socialism failures as a kid and my parents told me countless stories how much life sucked under communism (before I was born).  Anyways, what I'm saying is it totally makes sense for people to consolidate in states that are red to bring more votes and keep it red. Wife and I have been looking at SC because it's a fairly safe bet it will stay red.  
I'm sorry to say and I don't mean to sound like a smartass but with the influx of people from NYC, etc moving to CT, I don't see this state ever getting red majority or a red governor.
Link Posted: 9/22/2021 3:04:13 PM EDT
Lamont calls for General Assembly to meet in limited special session on COVID-19 public health emergencies
https://www.wtnh.com/news/connecticut/hartford/gov-lamont-calling-for-general-assembly-to-meet-in-a-limited-special-session-on-the-covid-19-public-health-emergencies/

Gov. Ned Lamont is calling for the General Assembly to meet in a limited special session on the COVID-19 public health and civil preparedness emergencies.

Lamont wants the General Assembly to meet in the special session beginning Monday, Sept. 27. This is to approve a renewal of the declaration of public health and civil preparedness emergencies that were issued in response to the pandemic.

In addition, Lamont sent a letter to legislative leaders announcing his intention to renew the declarations through Feb. 15, 2022. The declarations were originally put in place on March 10, 2020, and were set to expire on Sept. 30, 2021.

Connecticut statutes require the legislature to approve the renewal.

To read Lamont’s full letter to legislative leaders, click here.
Link Posted: 9/22/2021 8:59:24 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By gotpierogi:
Biggest reason of not moving for us to southern state is my stable job. We want to move and if my job goes permanently remote, then we definitely will move.
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Have you tried the Rogi shop on Shelton? I heard it was good.
Link Posted: 9/22/2021 10:16:42 PM EDT
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Have you tried the Rogi shop on Shelton? I heard it was good.
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I heard it's good too but I haven't had a chance to try it out yet.
Link Posted: 9/28/2021 5:54:39 PM EDT
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CT House and Senate voting, as pretty much everyone expected, to continue Red Ned's emergency powers. Wasn't really even close. Only two Senate Dems and 10 House Dems voting against the continuation.

https://www.wtnh.com/news/politics/special-session-starts-monday-to-discuss-extension-of-gov-lamonts-emergency-powers/

The State Senate approved the extension of Governor Ned Lamont’s emergency executive powers Tuesday, following the vote by State House lawmakers Monday to extend the powers through February.

The Senate voted 18 to 15 with 3 absent to approve the extension of the emergency powers, with two Democratic lawmakers joining the Republicans.

The House voted 80-60 in favor, with 10 Democrats joining the Republicans.

Lamont’s powers, set to expire Sept. 30, were approved in March of 2020 when the pandemic began.

Connecticut statutes require the state legislature to approve renewing his executive powers.

Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are against extending the powers, but the majority of lawmakers are winning the debate. They’re willing to let Lamont take the reins of power for another five months.

Outside, hundreds of protestors held signs and chanted “vote no.” Susan Zabohonski is a member of Parents Choice and believes COVID is going to be here for a long time, and the three branches of government have to be put back in place.

Tired of protests not making a difference, voters say they’re changing their strategy.

“At this point, we’re pivoting and we’re not going to demonstrate like this, we’re going to talk to the local communities and start from the ground up,” said Diane Dossias of Bristol, who watched the special session on TV from the first floor of the Capitol, the only floor open to the public.

Lobbyists and lawmakers inside were within eyeshot of frustrated protestors on the other side of the glass. Many protestors did not try to come inside.

“We are starting to head into virtual signaling and shaming individuals who have different opinions from our own,” said State Representative and Republican Minority House Leader Vin Candelora.

Republicans say the divisiveness around COVID has become dangerous, that Connecticut’s low positivity rate should be enough and people should be free to live.

“We need temporary orders to administer vaccines so that is something I would look at, but that is not what this governor asked for,” Candelora said. “We are on a merry-go-round. There is no standard for these extensions.”

“Claiming that we are in an emergency state shows a shocking disregard of the facts,” said State Senator Bob Sampson, a Republican representing Southington, in his floor debate Tuesday.

Democrats say the pandemic is in full swing.

“We don’t know if there will be another variant as deadly or even worse than the Delta,” said State Senator and Democratic Senate President Martin Looney.

Democratic House Speaker Matt Ritter says when everyone, including kids, can get the vaccine, the standard will be met and lawmakers will be able to govern again like they did two years ago. He explains the rules are not infringing.

“If you don’t want to get vaccinated, get a negative test on a weekly basis. These are reasonably calculated,” Ritter said.

“If you want to be Ron DeSantis and say schools cannot require masks in their school, they say so, otherwise, you’ve got the chance to weigh in. I want everyone’s fingerprints on this. Connecticut’s doing the right thing.”

Can the school mask mandate be rolled back? Ritter told News 8, “I would be fine relaxing mask mandates for those schools who had high vaccination rates.”

That decision depends on the federal government signing off on vaccines for young children and a decision that only the governor can make if the powers remain.

There is a 72-hour rule. If Lamont issues a new executive order, the leaders can veto the new order. Republicans say that is not democracy and takes away the vote of individually elected lawmakers.

House Chair of the Education Committee State Rep. Robert Sanchez issued a statement after Monday’s vote that read in part:

“The State of Connecticut ranks amongst the most successful at combating the epidemic and we cannot let our guard down as we continue the work of keeping COVID-19 at bay. It is prudent for us [to] gauge how far out of the woods we are and this extension provides us with the time needed to get us through what may be an increasingly active time period for the virus spread.”

To read Lamont’s full letter to legislative leaders, click here.

Meanwhile, Republicans and some communities in the Greater Hartford area have been calling on lawmakers to address the uptick in crime in Connecticut. Safe Streets CT met at the capitol Monday morning for a press conference and demonstration.
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