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Veterans Stand Down 2020

Posted on September 17, 2020 by Greg MacKinnon


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The Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) is pleased to announce that we will hold STAND DOWN 2020 on September 24th and 25th.  While the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way agencies and organizations operate, the DVA continues our commitment to serving Connecticut’s Veterans by providing this “one stop” access to a range of programs and services offered by state and federal agencies, Veterans organizations, and community based non-profits. We hope this new approach to Stand Down will

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CT DOL Announces Lost Wages Assistance

Posted on September 10, 2020 by Greg MacKinnon


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Hartford – The Connecticut Dept. of Labor recently announced the federal approval of the Lost Wages Assistance program, which will provide a supplemental unemployment benefit to claimants that have lost their jobs due to COVID-19.

Those wishing to qualify for the benefit will need to self-certify through the state’s Dept. of Labor. To learn more about the program click here, or read more information below.


Lost Wages Assistance (LWA)
Connecticut has been approved for an additional two weeks of Lost

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Rep. Buckbee Signs Letter Urging Governor to Allow Football this Fall

Posted on September 8, 2020 by Greg MacKinnon


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HARTFORD – State Rep. Bill Buckbee (R-New Milford) signed onto a letter urging Governor Lamont to review his decision in placing a moratorium on contact football this fall.  The seemingly arbitrary decision was announced by the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC), the state’s overseeing body of high school sports, on September 3rd. Consequently, Buckbee signed onto the following letter, which can be reviewed below or by clicking here.

Dear Governor Lamont,

We respectfully request

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Energy & Technology Committee Listening Session – Tuesday, September 8

Posted on September 2, 2020 by Greg MacKinnon


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The Energy & Technology Committee will hold a virtual Listening Session on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at 10:30 AM via Zoom regarding LCO No. 3920. AN ACT CONCERNING EMERGENCY RESPONSE BY ELECTRIC DISTRIBUTION COMPANIES AND REVISING THE REGULATION OF OTHER PUBLIC UTILITIES. The Listening Session will end no later than 8:00 PM. The Committee will receive testimony related to LCO No. 3920.

A link to the Draft Bill can be found here. People who wish to testify via Zoom must register using the On-line

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Buckbee Pens Letter to PURA regarding Rate Increases & Storm Response

Posted on August 27, 2020 by Greg MacKinnon


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Chairperson Gillett,

I appreciate you taking the time to address recent consumer concerns about the state’s regulated utility, Eversource, both regarding delivery rate increases and the grossly inadequate storm response in August.

Let me first address the delivery rate. Existing rates across Connecticut (collectively for delivery and supply) being the highest in the nation it is our duty to address this issue and that duty falls to you as the front line to protect the state’s citizenry. I feel as

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