State Rep. Harry Arora: CT Paid Family Leave benefits available NOW

Posted on February 16, 2022


The Paid Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) offers Connecticut workers the opportunity to take time to attend to personal and family health needs without worrying about lost income. The Paid Family Authority started operating in Jan 2021. Workers started paying into the fund in Jan 2021 and eligible CT workers can avail of benefits starting Jan 2022.
Here is how this program works:

Who pays for these benefits?
Employees contribute one-half of 1% (0.5%) of their pay, which is deducted from their

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State Rep. Harry Arora: School mask mandate: ON or OFF?

Posted on February 12, 2022


The Governor’s Emergency Orders expire on February 15, 2022. Last week, the Governor asked the legislature to extend various Executive Orders, including the one on school mask mandates. However on Monday he announced in a press conference that he would relax the school mask mandate. That dichotomy has created confusion, many are asking – is the mask mandate ON or OFF? Here are the exact details:

1. The Governor asked the legislature to extend 11 Executive orders to different end dates ranging from

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State Rep. Harry Arora – IMPORTANT: Register to participate in Emergency Orders public hearing

Posted on February 7, 2022


The Governor’s Emergency Orders expire on February 15, 2022. The Governor has asked legislative leaders to extend his emergency powers and pass legislation to codify some of his previous executive orders. The Governor has asked for codification of EO 9-1, which allows the Connecticut State Department of Education to require masks in schools, and EO 13, which enables DPH to impose mask mandates at their discretion. Click HERE to read the letter Gov. Lamont sent the legislative leadership.

The legislature

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