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Legislative Leaders Won’t Reconvene the 2020 Session, but there’s Work to Do

Posted on April 25, 2020 by admin


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There are four caucuses in Connecticut’s General Assembly—the House and Senate Democrats, and the House and Senate Republicans—and last week the leader of each decided against reconvening the 2020 regular legislative session that had been scheduled to adjourn May 6.

The joint announcement cemented what most legislators knew long ago, that the COVID-19 crisis would zap hundreds of pending bills tackling topics that ranged from assisting victims of domestic violence to commercializing marijuana.

It’s

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Second Federal Business Assistance Package Ready

Posted on April 25, 2020 by admin


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With the passing of a second business relief package, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) on Monday, April 27 will resume taking applications for business assistance under the Paycheck Protection Program and will restart processing of Economic Injury Disaster Loans.

Visit the PPP web page here.

The new federal package includes:
  • An additional $320 billion for the Paycheck Protection Program with a greater focus on helping small businesses (view a list of lenders here)

Collaboration Among Our State’s Leaders Will Be Key to Reopening Connecticut

Posted on April 12, 2020 by admin


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Back in mid-March, when Governor Lamont closed Connecticut’s public schools and limited restaurants to take out and delivery, it felt inconceivable that our state, and nation, would end up in the spot we find ourselves in today.

But four weeks and more than 300,000 unemployment claims later, Connecticut residents are dealing with the reality that schools and many more businesses will be closed until late May and, according to the governor, perhaps longer.

Governor Lamont said recently he found “glimmers

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