Next Monday, the Connecticut legislature will go into special session to vote on whether to approve Gov. Ned Lamont’s request to extend his extraordinary powers by continuing to declare two states of emergencies — one for public health and the other for civic preparedness. The governor declared these emergencies on March 10, 2020. He is asking for another 150 days until Feb. 15, 2022. That’ll be nearly two years of being in dual emergencies.
The governor is a constituent of mine in District 149. I reached out to ask him why he is seeking this extension and he was gracious enough to return my call.