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State House Advances Bill On Pandemic Emergency Powers

The state House of Representatives has voted to extend Gov. Ned Lamont's pandemic emergency authority to July 20. Lawmakers also voted in favor of limits on how long public emergency declarations can last. The emergency authority legislation has yet to be voted on in the senate. Lamont has used his COVID-19 emergency powers to alter state laws and enforce emergency orders since a committee of state lawmakers signed off on expanded authority more than a year ago.