Posted on July 31, 2020 by admin
Friends and Neighbors,
Many of you have reached out to my office about Eversource’s recent unfair and debilitating electric rate hikes. As we face a global pandemic and high unemployment, now is no time to be drastically raising rates on residents and businesses.
I support a bipartisan effort calling for the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) to suspend the increase to components of the Eversource delivery rate that increased July 1st. This letter was signed by all caucus leaders and the…
Posted on July 16, 2020 by admin
The Judiciary Committee will hold a virtual Listening Session regarding proposed legislation LCO #3471 “An Act Concerning Police Accountability” on Friday, July 17th at 10:00 a.m. This session is being held for the public to submit testimony and provide comment to committee members.
To access the rules of the Listening Session and for instructions on how to submit written testimony, please click the button below.
If you wish to speak at the Listening Session,…
Posted on June 30, 2020 by admin
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 afternoon. For more details, click the button below:
Plastic Bag Tax Returns July 1st
The state’s Department of Revenue Services (DRS) announced that the suspension of the plastic bag tax expires today, and that retailers should prepare to begin collecting the 10-cent per bag…
Posted on June 25, 2020 by admin
Earlier this week, the Department of Motor Vehicles announced the reopening of offices (including Enfield) with in-person services available by appointment only.
All DMV in-person services now require an appointment. To schedule an appointment, click here.
Select services are also accessible online.
Drop-off services are available for select services (limited hours) at the DMV’s Danbury, New…
Posted on June 25, 2020 by admin
Governor Lamont issued a joint travel advisory with New York and New Jersey requiring travelers arriving from states with significant community spread of COVID-19 self-quarantine for a 14-day period from the time of last contact within the identified state.
This self-quarantine – effective 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 – applies to any person arriving from a state with a positive test rate higher than 10 per 100,000 residents or a state with a 10 percent or higher positivity rate over a…
Posted on June 18, 2020 by admin
Reopening Certification for Businesses
As a reminder, businesses that reopen are required to self-certify and commit to comply with the Sector Rules established to keep their employees and customers safe. Once completed, businesses will be provided with signage and a badge that can be voluntarily posted at the place of business or website. The self-certification process can be accessed online: https://business.ct.gov/recovery
Lifting Limits on Social Gatherings
Earlier this week, Governor Lamont issued Executive Order 7ZZ, which makes modifications to previous executive orders to allow for the second phase of reopening efforts and reduces restrictions on social gatherings.
Posted on June 8, 2020 by admin
Governor Lamont recently announced that Connecticut’s second phase of reopening initially scheduled for June 20th, will begin three days early on June 17th. The Department of Economic and Community Development has published specific guidelines and best practices for each business sector in order to safely reopen. Businesses are not required to reopen, that decision rests with individual business owners.
Posted on May 22, 2020 by admin
Next Steps for Reopening
May 20th marked the start of Phase One of the state’s efforts to re-open with restaurants, retailers, small businesses, museums and zoos reopening in the safest ways possible. During this phase businesses will have to comply with sector rules and undergo a self-certification process. Detailed guidelines for businesses and customers are available online at the Department of Economic and Community Development.
Governor Lamont announced that hair salons and barbershops, initially…