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Capitol Update 11.10.2020

Posted on November 10, 2020 by admin


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Dear Friends & Neighbors,

As the coronavirus case numbers increase in our region, the state has implemented “Phase 2.1” reinstating certain restrictions on businesses and events. I am also sharing information on when and where to get tested, and information from the Department of Economic and Community Development regarding grants for small business.

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Capitol Update 10.20.2020

Posted on October 20, 2020 by admin


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Dear Neighbors,

Update on PURA’s Storm Isaias Docket – Public Hearings

In August, PURA initiated 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 member of the public wishing to speak may do so by registering through the following web links:

Rep. Davis Remarks 9.30.2020

Posted on October 8, 2020 by admin


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Rep. Davis delivers retirement remarks during Special Session on September 30th.

Phase 3 Reopening October 8th

Posted on September 28, 2020 by admin


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Late last week, Gov. Lamont announced plans to move Connecticut into Phase 3. The plan is targeted to take effect on Thursday, October 8th.

Business changes in Phase 3 will include:

  • Increase from 50 percent to 75 percent capacity indoors – subject to COVID-19 safety requirements – for restaurants, personal services, hair salons, barber shops, and libraries;
  • Outdoor event venues (e.g. amphitheaters, race tracks, etc.) will increase from 25 percent to 50 percent capacity with masks and social distancing

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Veterans Stand Down September 24-25

Posted on September 15, 2020 by admin


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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Department of Veterans Affairs will be holding the 2020 Veterans Stand Down virtually on Thursday, September 24th and Friday, September 25th.

This two-day event provides Connecticut’s Veterans with a wide variety of programs and services offered by State and Federal agencies, Veterans Organizations and Community Based Non-profits.

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Public Information Meeting – Bridge 06141 carrying Strawberry Road over Abbey Brook in Ellington

Posted on September 9, 2020 by admin


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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

On Thursday, September 24th, CT DOT will host a public information meeting regarding the proposed replacement of Bridge 06141 carrying Strawberry Road over Abbey Brook in Ellington. For more information about the project and how to participate in the meeting, read the announcement below:

The Department of Transportation (Department) will conduct a public information meeting concerning the proposed replacement of Bridge 06141 (carrying Strawberry Road over Abbey Brook),

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Energy & Technology Committee Informational Forum – Tuesday September 8th

Posted on September 3, 2020 by admin


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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Next Tuesday, the Energy & Technology Committee will hold a public informational forum on legislation to address recent issues with our electric utility providers. Please read the bulletin announcement below for more information and instructions on how to submit public testimony. Additionally, there will be a final opportunity next Thursday for consumers to offer public comment on proposed Eversource rate hikes to the state’s Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA).

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Informational Forum on Tropical Storm Isaias Response & Electric Rate Increases

Posted on August 21, 2020 by admin


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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Next Thursday, the Energy & Technology Committee will hold a public informational forum to address recent issues with our electric utility providers. Please read the bulletin announcement below for more information and instructions on how to submit public testimony.

Energy & Technology Committee Informational Forum on Isaias Response & Utility Rate Increases

The Energy and Technology Committee will hold a virtual Informational Forum on Tropical Storm Isaias Response and

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PURA Announces Eversource Hearing

Posted on August 14, 2020 by admin


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Dear Friends & Neighbors,

Recently, the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) temporarily suspended Eversource’s recent rate increase while it conducts a full review, the purpose of which is to ensure that Eversource is not over-collecting revenues in the short term at the expense of ratepayers.

PURA has scheduled a formal hearing process for Monday, August 24, at 10:00 a.m. (see official hearing notice below) in which Eversource will respond to questions posed by PURA and other formal parties

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Sales Tax Free Week – August 16-22

Posted on August 14, 2020 by admin


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Dear Neighbors,

With our normal routines disrupted by the virus, I want to remind you to take advantage of the upcoming “Tax Free Week” which runs from Sunday, August 16th through Saturday, August 22nd.

This one-week event eliminates Connecticut’s 6.35 percent sales tax on clothing and footwear costing less than $100 per item. Since sales tax is calculated after the use of any coupons or discounts, if the final price per item is less than $100, the sale is exempt from taxes. Clothing or footwear

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