Capacity Restrictions to be Loosened on March 19

Posted on March 4, 2021 by admin

Tonight, Governor Lamont announced that some restrictions, including capacity limits, will be loosened or eliminated beginning on March 19th. Mask and social distance requirements will remain in place, as will the 11 p.m. closing time and a maximum of 8 people per table for restaurants. Bars remain closed if they do not serve food.

The state’s travel advisory is also being changed from a “mandate” to “guidance” with travelers urged to quarantine.

Beginning Friday, March 19, 2021

All capacity limits

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Public Hearing Alert – Monday, March 8 – SB 977 – AAC Virtual Learning

Posted on March 4, 2021 by admin

On Monday, March 8, the Education Committee is holding a public hearing regarding S.B. 977, An Act Concerning Virtual Learning.

The stated purpose of this committee bill is “to require the Department of Education to develop uniform standards for the provision of virtual learning in public schools, conduct a comprehensive audit of virtual learning programs in the state and develop guidelines for training educators in the provision of virtual learning.”

There’s little doubt that the pandemic has had

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House Republicans Raise Concern Over PFMLA Deductions for Non-Unionized State Workers

Posted on March 3, 2021 by admin

House Republicans on Tuesday called for a temporary suspension of the state’s new paid family and medical leave program citing the comptroller’s failure to start mandatory payroll deductions from non-unionized state employees.

“It’s outrageous that state government has yet to deduct a dime from the paychecks of its own employees while the paid family leave authority is urging private sector employers to comply,” said House Republican Leader Vincent Candelora, who wrote to the comptroller Tuesday

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Rep. Harrison Reads to the 69th  

Posted on March 2, 2021 by admin

Logged into Zoom to virtually celebrate Read Across America Day from a socially safe distance, State Representative Cindy Harrison (R-69) paused her usual schedule of legislative meetings and spent part of her morning reading to students from Bridgewater’s Burnham School.

Rep. Harrison chose to read the classic Dr. Seuss title, “Horton Hears a Who” which provides a tongue-twisting adventure that also incorporates the important themes of friendship, honoring your word, perseverance and showing respect

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State Announces Schedule for Vaccine Eligibility

Posted on February 22, 2021 by admin

Governor Lamont today announced that the state will continue with an age-based approach to expanding eligibility to the vaccine.

To provide clarity and predictability, he also released a schedule for age-based eligibility for the next several months:

  • March 1, 2021: Expands to age group 55 to 64
  • March 22, 2021: Expands to age group 45 to 54
  • April 12, 2021: Expands to age group 35 to 44
  • May 3, 2021: Expands to age group 16 to 34

In addition to the age-based eligibility, preK-12 school staff and teachers,

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HB 5379 – An Act Promoting the Participation in Vocational Agriculture Programs by Small Farms

Posted on February 19, 2021 by admin

Before the Labor Committee today, I testified in support of legislation I introduced – House Bill 5379: An Act Promoting the Participation in Vocational Agriculture Work Programs by Small Farms – to encourage small farms to work with more VoAg students.

Students in the Vocational Agricultural Program (VoAg) are required to participate in a Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE); many on small farms throughout the state. Students are paid for their SAE work, however, farmers are required to pay

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Your Legislature: How to Testify Virtually

Posted on February 16, 2021 by admin

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Legislative Office Building and Capitol are closed until further notice. In the meantime, representatives and senators will conduct most business virtually. You can watch livestreams of committee meetings or participate in public hearings using Zoom.

In order to make it easier to find all the information you need in one place, the House Republican Caucus created an online virtual meeting guide with information, resources and links to help you follow what’s happening

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Connecticut’s One-Stop-Shop for Business Services Grows in Ability to Serve the Needs of Connecticut’s Entrepreneurs

Posted on February 11, 2021 by admin

The State of Connecticut’s online business portal – – continues to add more features that will make it easier for entrepreneurs to find information and services that aid in the process of starting or managing their businesses in Connecticut. Using feedback gathered from entrepreneurs, the state has continued to customize this one-stop-shop experience for users.

Some of the newly added features during this most recent update include:

  • Resource Center: Users can now access a customizable

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Governor Lamont Announces Connecticut Residents Over 65 Can Register for COVID-19 Vaccination Appointments Starting Thursday, February 11

Posted on February 8, 2021 by admin

Governor Lamont announced that Connecticut residents over the age of 65 will be eligible to schedule COVID-19 vaccination appointments starting on Thursday, February 11, 2021. Vaccinations for individuals over the age of 75 and those within phase 1a will continue.

With approximately 350,000 individuals in Connecticut between the ages of 65 and 74, and a slightly increased but relatively small weekly supply of the vaccine being received in the state from the federal government, Governor Lamont and

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Eversource Payment Assistance Program Information

Posted on February 8, 2021 by admin

Eversource is reminding customers to enroll in one of its payment plans or assistance programs if they need help with their energy bill. Both residential and nonresidential customers are eligible for payment arrangements at this time and are encouraged to call the energy company at 800-286-2828 to learn more.

Any residential customers experiencing difficulty paying their utility bill should contact Eversource’s call center to inquire about being coded hardship. Any customers ineligible for hardship

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