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Celebrating Independence Day

Posted on July 1, 2020 by admin


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This weekend, we are reminded of the focus, determination and courage of those patriots who believed passionately that our nascent country deserved a better form of government, one that acknowledged “that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

Two hundred and forty-four years ago, on July 4, 1776, these patriots put forth The Declaration of Independence.  This document has

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Capitol Update 7.1.2020

Posted on July 1, 2020 by admin


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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

I am writing with a quick update on school reopening plans for the next academic year, two announcements from the Department of Revenue services, and a conversation with Sherrie Weiss about food security.

I hope you stay healthy, safe, and have a pleasant Fourth of July weekend.

School Reopening Guidelines

Last week, Governor Lamont announced a basic framework for reopening schools in the fall. The State Department of Education (CSDE) issued more detailed guidance yesterday

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In the News: CT DOL

Posted on June 26, 2020 by admin


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I recently appeared on Fox61 with reporter Taylor DiChello to discuss ongoing issues with the Connecticut Department of Labor (DOL) processing Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) claims. In the interview I discussed how Rhode Island was able to set up a working system by April 10th, while Connecticut was unable to process claims until May 7th. Our DOL employees have been working very hard to process record numbers of claims however, there examples across the country that we can learn from to provide

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