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SBA Prioritizes Smallest of Small Businesses in the Paycheck Protection Program

Posted on February 23, 2021 by admin


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


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


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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