Sen. Kissel: Gov. Lamont’s Late Friday Request for Exec. Powers Extension “Speaks for Itself”

January 21, 2022

Sen. John A. Kissel (R-Enfield) today issued the following statement regarding the governor’s 6 p.m. request for the legislature to extend his Executive Powers past Feb. 15 to a date uncertain.

“To wait until a Friday evening to let these impactful intentions be known speaks for itself,” Sen. Kissel said. “As the voice of the people of north-central Connecticut, I continue to note that the Connecticut legislature has been relegated to sit at the ‘Baby Table’ for far too long. While the governor’s Friday evening notes are welcome, my answer to his request is still a strong ‘no.’ I appeal to Democrat lawmakers to join me in rejecting this powers extension attempt. We owe that to the people we serve. Enough. We must get back to being the people’s voice.”