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CT CARES Small Business Grant Program

Posted on October 22, 2020 by cthomas


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The Connecticut CARES Small Business Grant Program has been created to assist small businesses and nonprofits that have been impacted by the economic downturn caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic. The program will provide businesses and nonprofits in Connecticut that have fewer than twenty employees or a 2019 payroll of less than $1.5 million with a one-time grant of $5,000.

Half of the funds will be committed to small businesses and nonprofits that are located in towns and cities designated as

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PURA Hearings on Utility Response to Tropical Storm Isaias

Posted on October 13, 2020 by cthomas


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In August, the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) initiated a docket 20-08-03 to review the electric distribution companies’  responses to Storm Isaias. Three public hearings have been scheduled through online Zoom calls. Any legislator or member of the public wishing to speak may do so by registering through the web links:

Special Session September 30

Posted on October 2, 2020 by cthomas


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On September 30, the House of Representatives was called into session to discuss various pieces of legislation that we were unable to vote on during regular session, and others that were drafted this summer. Working deep into the night, we confirmed four judges and passed several bills that may be of interest to you.

HB 7006: The Energy Bill

HB 7006, colloquially called “The Energy Bill,” addresses electric company performance and accountability. This bill creates a performance-based rate-setting

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