Posted on February 3, 2021
Gov. Ned Lamont on Jan. 26 extended his authority to unilaterally run the State of Connecticut, enacting sweeping executive orders through April 20. One day earlier, Republicans offered to consider this request with some caveats. Despite what you may have heard, none of those caveats included mask orders or a refusal to extend his powers.
Republicans, in contrast, offered to approve an extension until March 1 in exchange for future declarations to be no longer than 30-day increments and voted on…