Ned Lamont in 2021 Governor's State of the State speeches


On Drugs: Work with legislature on legalization of marijuana

I am working with our neighboring states and look forward to working with our tribal partners on a path forward to modernize gaming in our state, as well as the legislature on legalization of marijuana. Sports betting, internet gaming, and legalized marijuana are happening all around us. Let's not surrender these opportunities to out-of-state markets or even worse, underground markets.
Source: 2021 State of the State Address to Connecticut legislature Jan 6, 2021

On Government Reform: Easier absentee ballots, early voting should be permanent

Voting is all about our children, and that's why elections do matter. Secretary of the State Denise Merrill gets a shout out for making it easier for us to vote safely--and with integrity--during this pandemic. Voters appreciated the absentee ballots and early voting. We should make this permanent.
Source: 2021 State of the State Address to Connecticut legislature Jan 6, 2021

On Principles & Values: Important to reset relationships with regional states

Two years ago I stressed the importance of resetting the relationships with our neighboring and regional states. For too long, those relationships had been neglected. And as our neighboring governors understood, this virus doesn't respect state borders. When the federal government failed to come up with a national strategy, I worked with Gina [Raimondo] and Charlie [Baker] in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, Phil [Murphy] in New Jersey, and of course Andrew [Cuomo] in neighboring New York.
Source: 2021 State of the State Address to Connecticut legislature Jan 6, 2021

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