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Additional SNAP Benefits Coming to 105,000 Households in Connecticut on October 16

Posted on October 15, 2020 by cthomas


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The Connecticut Department of Social Services has announced that it will provide $16.2 million in Emergency Supplemental Nutrition Assistance (SNAP) benefits to nearly half of Connecticut’s SNAP participants on Friday, October 16, 2020. These benefits come in addition to the $119.6 million in emergency benefits disbursed in April, May, June, July, August and September.

Authorized by the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act of 2020, the extra food benefits will go to approximately 105,000

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PURA Hearings on Utility Response to Tropical Storm Isaias

Posted on October 13, 2020 by cthomas


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In August, the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) initiated a docket 20-08-03 to review the electric distribution companies’  responses to Storm Isaias. Three public hearings have been scheduled through online Zoom calls. Any legislator or member of the public wishing to speak may do so by registering through the web links:

VIDEO: ADA Discussion with Commissioner Amy Porter

Posted on October 5, 2020 by cthomas


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In honor of the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Commissioner Amy Porter of the Department of Aging and Disability Services and I discussed different services available in our state for those who are in need of assistance.

Click here to view the discussion, which is translated in to ASL.

To view a transcript of this discussion, click here.