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Capitol Update 4.2.2020

Posted on April 6, 2020 by admin


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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Governor Lamont and state agencies have announced a number of recent policy changes and announcements with the aim of further limiting the spread coronavirus and steps to protect residents’ financial well being during this difficult time.

Mortgage Payment Relief

Governor Lamont announced a public-private partnership with the state’s financial institutions to provide mortgage relief to Connecticut residents. Specifically, there will be a 90-day grace period for all mortgage

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Capitol Update 3.30.2020

Posted on April 6, 2020 by admin


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Federal CARES Act

The Federal Government passed into law the “CARES Act” that offers relief in response to the economic disruption caused by the coronavirus outbreak. The US Chamber of Commerce has put together a helpful guide on the different aspects of the program and eligibility requirements. Click Here.

The Department of Economic and Community Development has also put together a guide for small businesses for how to navigate the programs. Click Here.

CDC Travel Advisory

The Centers for Disease

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Capitol Update 3.26.2020

Posted on April 6, 2020 by admin


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Connecticut Recovery Bridge Program

Department of Economic and Community and Development Commissioner David Lehman recently announced a new $25 million state loan program aimed at helping small businesses. The Connecticut Recovery Bridge Program provides no-interest loans cover up to $75,000 or three months of operating expenses for businesses or non-profits with 100 employees or less.

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Continued School Closings

Governor Lamont recently announced that he is directing public schools

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CT Recovery Bridge Loan Program

Posted on March 27, 2020 by admin


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On Thursday (3/26), Governor Ned Lamont announced the launch of the Connecticut Recovery Bridge Loan Program, which allows Connecticut small businesses and nonprofits that have been adversely affected by the COVID-19 outbreak to apply for one-year, no-interest loans of up to $75,000.

Administered through the Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD), the loan program makes $25 million available to businesses and nonprofits that have 100 or fewer employees to assist with three months

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Stay Safe, Stay Home

Posted on March 23, 2020 by admin


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Friends and Neighbors,

On Friday, Governor Lamont announced Executive Order 7H – aimed at further limiting the spread of the virus by declaring policies to close all “non-essential” businesses from March 23 through April 22, 2020.

The executive order establishes a “Stay Safe, Stay Home” policy that orders the shutdown of all non-essential businesses in the state effective at 8:00 p.m. on Monday, March 23nd.

Late Sunday, state economic development officials released official guidance to give business

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Resources for Businesses Impacted by Coronavirus

Posted on March 19, 2020 by admin


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Dear Friends & Neighbors,

Today (3/19) at 1:00 p.m., Advance CT will be holding a conference call with Governor Lamont and Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner David Lehman. They will discuss how the state is responding to the economic dimensions of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. This call is open to all businesses, chambers of commerce, stakeholders, and other in-state partners.

Date/Time: Thursday, March 19th, 2020 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Dial in: 1-888-456-0356

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Coronavirus Update (3/16) and Resources

Posted on March 16, 2020 by admin


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Dear Friends & Neighbors,

The Connecticut Department of Labor has created a helpful informational FAQ for employees and employers impacted by the coronavirus outbreak. Click Here. This information guidance includes information about unemployment insurance, paid sick leave and absences, wages and hours, and family medical leave.

The Latest from the Governor:

Earlier today (3/16) Governor Lamont, alongside the Governors of New York and New Jersey, announced a uniform policy limiting crowd capacity

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State and Local Coronavirus Resources

Posted on March 13, 2020 by admin


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Dear Friends & Neighbors,

I wanted to take this opportunity to share state and local resources and information available to you in response to the coronavirus outbreak. The State of Connecticut has launched an extensive website portal.ct.gov/coronavirus with daily updates on the situation as it develops and serves as a directory to other helpful online resources.This website has helpful information for families, businesses and community groups.

Additionally, the state has launched a 24/7 hotline,

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Rep. Hall Advocates for Treatment of Opioid Overdose Victims

Posted on March 11, 2020 by admin


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HARTFORD – State Representative Carol Hall (R-59) joined Enfield Police Chief Alaric Fox to advocate for HB 5450 “An Act Concerning Emergency Intervention by a Police Officer when a Person Suffers an Opioid Overdose” during a hearing in the Public Safety and Security Committee on March 10th.

The legislation, proposed in response to the state’s opioid crisis, would amend state law to allow a police officer to detain and transport a person suffering from a narcotic overdose to the hospital for treatment.

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Rep. Hall Advocates for Local Volunteer Fire Companies

Posted on March 9, 2020 by admin


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HARTFORD – State Representative Carol Hall (R-59) joined State Senator John Kissel (R-7) and North Thompsonville Fire Department Chief Earl Provencher to advocate for HB 5319, “An Act Exempting Volunteer Fire Companies and Departments and Volunteer Ambulance Services and Companies for the Fee for a Criminal History Records Check” during a Public Safety Committee hearing on Thursday, March 5th.

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