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Connecticut governor says new bill would enable more digital services

February 25, 2020

Many state leaders say they want to create a government that uses technology to become more efficient and convenient for its residents, but in Connecticut, there are regulations impeding such development. Legislation introduced earlier this month by Gov. Ned Lamont would eliminate some of those restrictions and make way, he said, for a state government that is leaner and provides more of its services online.

Lamont’s bill, the Act Concerning the Optimization of State Agency Operations and Services, targets bureaucracy in the state’s purchasing processes and would remove strict rules about communication with the public that would allow the state to put more of its paper-based services online.

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