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Religious Exemption Cost Projections Significantly Underestimated

Posted on April 16, 2021


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State Rep. Mike France (R-42) and State Sen. Craig Miner (R-30), ranking members of the legislature’s Appropriations Committee, today expressed their disappointment with the committee’s failure to address the true cost of a proposal that would result in approximately 30,000 children without up-to-date vaccinations being disenrolled from local public schools.

Members of the Appropriations Committee met to discuss the fiscal analysis of H.B. 6423 – An Act Concerning Immunizations – which will eliminate

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Alzheimer’s Association Offers Virtual Education Programs

Posted on April 13, 2021


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The Alzheimer’s Association Connecticut Chapter is offering several Virtual Education Programs during the month of April. Each program is available via phone or webinar, and times listed are EST. Please click on the link/description to register.

Connecticut Education Programs

April 14 at 1:00 PM Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease

April 15 at 10:00 AM Dementia Conversations

April 19 at 10:30 AM 10 Warning Signs 

April 20 at 1:00 PM Legal & Financial Planning: Part 1

April 21 at 11:00 AM Understanding

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DEEP: Parks and Boat Launches Will Provide Full Services for 2021

Posted on April 12, 2021


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The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) recently announced that Connecticut’s State Parks system and boat launches are planning to return to providing full services to visitors during the 2021 season, with some state campgrounds already accepting reservations.

Personal and group compliance with COVID-19 precautions, mask wearing, and maintaining social distance practices will be essential to the safety of park visitors and staff, and DEEP’s ability to ensure maximum safe access

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SBA Accepting Applications for Shuttered Venue Operators Grant

Posted on April 9, 2021


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The U.S. Small Business Association is accepting applications for the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) program.

The program, established by the Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Nonprofits, and Venues Act, and amended by the American Rescue Plan Act, will provide more than $16 billion in grants to shuttered venues. Grants will be administered by SBA’s Office of Disaster Assistance.

Eligible entities include:

  • Live venue operators or promoters
  • Theatrical producers
  • Live performing arts

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April is Autism Acceptance Month

Posted on April 1, 2021


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Please join me in recognizing April as Autism Acceptance Month.

Accept, love, understand.