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Capitol Update 4.2.2020

Posted on April 6, 2020 by admin


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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Governor Lamont and state agencies have announced a number of recent policy changes and announcements with the aim of further limiting the spread coronavirus and steps to protect residents’ financial well being during this difficult time.

Mortgage Payment Relief

Governor Lamont announced a public-private partnership with the state’s financial institutions to provide mortgage relief to Connecticut residents. Specifically, there will be a 90-day grace period for all mortgage

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Capitol Update 3.30.2020

Posted on April 6, 2020 by admin


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Federal CARES Act

The Federal Government passed into law the “CARES Act” that offers relief in response to the economic disruption caused by the coronavirus outbreak. The US Chamber of Commerce has put together a helpful guide on the different aspects of the program and eligibility requirements. Click Here.

The Department of Economic and Community Development has also put together a guide for small businesses for how to navigate the programs. Click Here.

CDC Travel Advisory

The Centers for Disease

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Capitol Update 3.26.2020

Posted on April 6, 2020 by admin


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Connecticut Recovery Bridge Program

Department of Economic and Community and Development Commissioner David Lehman recently announced a new $25 million state loan program aimed at helping small businesses. The Connecticut Recovery Bridge Program provides no-interest loans cover up to $75,000 or three months of operating expenses for businesses or non-profits with 100 employees or less.

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Continued School Closings

Governor Lamont recently announced that he is directing public schools

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CT Recovery Bridge Loan Program

Posted on March 27, 2020 by admin


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On Thursday (3/26), Governor Ned Lamont announced the launch of the Connecticut Recovery Bridge Loan Program, which allows Connecticut small businesses and nonprofits that have been adversely affected by the COVID-19 outbreak to apply for one-year, no-interest loans of up to $75,000.

Administered through the Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD), the loan program makes $25 million available to businesses and nonprofits that have 100 or fewer employees to assist with three months

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Stay Safe, Stay Home

Posted on March 23, 2020 by admin


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Friends and Neighbors,

On Friday, Governor Lamont announced Executive Order 7H – aimed at further limiting the spread of coronavirus by declaring policies to close all “non-essential” businesses from March 23 through April 22, 2020.

The executive order establishes a “Stay Safe, Stay Home” policy that orders the shutdown of all non-essential businesses in the state effective at 8:00 p.m. on Monday, March 23nd.

Late Sunday, state economic development officials released guidance designed to give business

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Coronavirus Resources for Businesses

Posted on March 19, 2020 by admin


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Survey on Business Needs:

Business owners and managers are encouraged to take this survey from Advance CT, the Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) and the CT Business and Industry Association (CBIA). The information will be used to help the state and policymakers understand the impact of this crisis on CT businesses and how they are responding. The data will help our leaders better assist our business community and the ones they employ. Click Here.

Resources from the NFIB:

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Coronavirus Update (3/16) and Resources

Posted on March 16, 2020 by admin


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Dear Friends & Neighbors,

The Connecticut Department of Labor has created a helpful informational FAQ for employees and employers impacted by the coronavirus outbreak. Click Here. This information guidance includes information about unemployment insurance, paid sick leave and absences, wages and hours, and family medical leave.

The Latest from the Governor:

Earlier today (3/16) Governor Lamont, alongside the Governor’s of New York and New Jersey announced a uniform policy limiting crowd capacity

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State and Local Coronavirus Resources

Posted on March 13, 2020 by admin


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Dear Friends & Neighbors,

I wanted to take this opportunity to share state and local resources and information available to you in response to the coronavirus outbreak. The state of Connecticut has launched an extensive website portal.ct.gov/coronavirus with daily updates on the situation as it develops and serves as a directory to other helpful online resources. This website has helpful information for families, businesses and community groups.

Additionally, the state has launched a 24/7 hotline,

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Rep. Ackert Celebrates Read Across America Day

Posted on March 5, 2020 by admin


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COVENTRY – State Representative Tim Ackert (R-8) celebrated Read Across America Day by reading “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie” by Laura Numeroff to Mrs. Buckley’s and Mrs. LaBorious’ pre-k class at Hale Early Education Center. The annual tradition promotes early childhood literacy and commemorates Dr. Seuss’ birthday.

“I have always enjoyed reading to my own children and grandchildren. Every year, I look forward to Read Across America Day as a way to share the importance of reading with our students,” said Rep. Ackert.

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Coronavirus Resources and Health Tips

Posted on March 4, 2020 by admin


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Dear Friends,

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is closely monitoring an outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a novel coronavirus (COVID-19) that was first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China. According to the CDC, efforts at this time are focused concurrently on containing spread of this virus and mitigating the impact of this virus.

CDC has also stated the immediate risk of this new virus to the American public is believed to be low at this time. Regardless, everyone

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