Reps. Arora, Fiorello Vote Against Bill Opening the Door to More State Control of Local Zoning Decisions

Posted on May 24, 2021

Bill Clear CT House on Near-Party Line Vote

GREENWICH—State Representatives Harry Arora (R-151) and Kimberly Fiorello (R-149) joined all House Republicans and eight Democrats in opposing HB 6107, An Act Concerning the Reorganization of the Zoning Enabling Act and the Promotion of Municipal Compliance. The bill ultimately passed 84-59 and now awaits action in the Democratic-controlled Senate.

Under HB 6107, towns are required to allow accessory dwelling units on any single-home lot “as of right.”

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State Rep. Harry Arora: CT ending indoor mask mandate for vaccinated individuals

Posted on May 19, 2021

As a result of increased vaccinations, reduced hospitalizations and reduced mortality, the state mask mandate is being relaxed with immediate effect. Below are the exact details.

Outdoor state mandate: The state will no longer require vaccinated or unvaccinated individuals to wear masks when outdoors. Masks are still required in certain settings like large gatherings and events, for which revised recommendations will be provided by CT Department of Health.

Indoor state mandate: The state will no

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State Rep. Harry Arora: Federal assistance for broadband access ($50/month)

Posted on May 14, 2021

The American Rescue Plan of 2021, signed March 11, 2021, included $3.2 Billion in assistance for broadband access for individuals and families in need. The program went live today, Wednesday, May 12th. Details of this program, Emergency Broadband Benefit, are as below.
Eligibility criteria:
A household is eligible for this program if a member of the household meets any one of the criteria below:
– Approved to receive benefits under the free and reduced-price school lunch program or the school breakfast

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State Rep. Harry Arora: Ending COVID Restrictions

Posted on May 10, 2021

We are winning the fight against COVID. The number of infections, hospitalizations and deaths have all declined rapidly as a result of the vaccination program. Below is an update on the vaccination program and the plan to unwind COVID restrictions.

Vaccination update, COVID immunity, Variant risk:
– Over 1.9 MM. or 70% of all adults in Connecticut have already received at least one dose. The vaccine is now easily available to all residents over 16. If you have been waiting to get the vaccine, please

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