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SBA Prioritizes Smallest of Small Businesses in the Paycheck Protection Program

Posted on February 23, 2021 by admin


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The U.S. Small Business Administration announced that the latest round of Paycheck Protection Program funding opened last month has already succeeded in making major improvements to the program’s implementation:

  • For businesses with fewer than ten employees, the share of funding is up nearly 60%
  • For businesses in rural communities, the share of funding is up nearly 30%
  • The share of funding distributed through Community Development Financial Institutions and Minority Depository Institutions is up

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State Announces Schedule for Vaccine Eligibility

Posted on February 22, 2021 by admin


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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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Poll Results: 81% against mileage-based tax

Posted on February 16, 2021 by admin


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A little more than a week ago I asked a simple question – “Are you in favor of a mileage tax based on the number of miles you drive annually?” – based on Proposed HB 6080 submitted to the legislature this year.

Hundreds of you took the time to respond, and I want to thank each of you for your input and comments. The response was overwhelmingly against adding mileage-based taxes to the state. In fact, 80.99% of respondents were firmly against, 1.41% were in favor, 9.15% responded “maybe” and 8.45%

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