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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State Rep. Harry Arora: CT legislature’s proposal to increase top tax rate to 10.49%, impose new gas tax

Posted on April 29, 2021


The Finance committee passed HB 6443 last week, the Finance Bill, which proposes several new taxes. The proposals in this bill were a surprise and directly contradicted the Governor’s budget which had no new taxes. Please take THIS survey to provide your input on new legislative measures. Here is a summary of the proposed new taxes.

Income taxes
1. Consumption tax of 0.7% to 1.5% on all individuals making over 500k: While this is being called a “consumption tax”, it is by all definitions an income

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State Rep. Harry Arora: IMPORTANT: Up to $10,000 Rental Assistance available to CT residents

Posted on April 19, 2021


Dear friends and neighbors,

Connecticut Department of Housing has received funding from the Federal stimulus legislation to provide rental assistance of up to $10,000 and utility bill assistance of up to $1,500 to qualified Connecticut households financially impacted by the COVID-19. Details of this program called UniteCT are as below. If you or someone you know is renting and has lost their job or experienced loss in income, you can access this program. If you need help, please do not hesitate to

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Arora: Let’s Provide Some Relief to the Business Community

Posted on April 7, 2021


HARTFORD—State Rep. Harry Arora on Wednesday joined leaders of Connecticut’s business community in calling for state government to use federal pandemic aid to reduce the amount of unemployment debt employers will have to pay back as they work toward recovery.

“Businesses across the state are just trying to get on their feet and full reopening after the pandemic. Let’s help them out now with some relief given to the state by the Federal Government,” Rep. Arora said. “Reducing the size of the loan

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State Rep. Harry Arora – ACTION REQUIRED: Zoning Vote Tomorrow

Posted on March 30, 2021


State Rep. Harry Arora: Five Programs offering Monetary Assistance to CT residents and businesses

Posted on March 29, 2021


In the last year, our government has announced over 5 TN. (trillion) of economic aid in three different stimulus acts to help mitigate the economic impact of COVID. I reiterate below five critical programs with information about eligibility and the application process. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email or call me on 203-571-9325.

1. Unemployment assistance programs and the PUA program – Unemployment assistance (UA) is available for those who lost their job in 2020 and cannot

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State Reps. Arora and Fiorello Respond to New Haven Mayor’s Unfounded Assertions About Greenwich Zoning Practices

Posted on March 17, 2021


GREENWICH – Greenwich State Representatives Kimberly Fiorello and Harry Arora responded to New Haven Mayor Justin Elicker’s comments during a public hearing on Monday where he claimed that Greenwich and other towns actively use their zoning laws and regulations to prevent people of color and low income individuals from moving into their respective communities. The hearing, held by the legislature’s Planning and Development Committee, invited public testimony on several bills related to local zoning.

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State Rep. Harry Arora Opposes State-Wide Property Tax

Posted on March 16, 2021


My name is Harry Arora and I am the state representative from the 151st district. I am joined today by 905 other residents from Greenwich, Stamford, Norwalk and other towns in Connecticut to testify against SB 171 “An Act Establishing a State-Wide Tax on Real Property”. As you hear me testify please visualize 905 other citizens of Connecticut, who are unable to join in person today. We represent the diverse citizenry of Connecticut – men and women, Democrats, Republicans and Unaffiliated, young and

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State Rep. Harry Arora Testifies Against Proposal to Take Away Local Control of Zoning

Posted on March 15, 2021


My name is Harry Arora and I am the state representative from the 151st district. I am joined today by 905 other residents from Greenwich, Stamford, Norwalk and other towns in Connecticut to testify against SB 1024 “An Act Concerning Zoning Authority, Certain Design Guidelines, Qualifications of Certain Land Use Officials and Certain Disposal Systems”. As you hear me testify please visualize 905 other citizens of Connecticut, who are unable to join in person today. We represent the diverse citizenry

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