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Additional SNAP Benefits Coming to 105,000 Households in Connecticut on October 16

Posted on October 15, 2020 by cthomas


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The Connecticut Department of Social Services has announced that it will provide $16.2 million in Emergency Supplemental Nutrition Assistance (SNAP) benefits to nearly half of Connecticut’s SNAP participants on Friday, October 16, 2020. These benefits come in addition to the $119.6 million in emergency benefits disbursed in April, May, June, July, August and September.

Authorized by the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act of 2020, the extra food benefits will go to approximately 105,000

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Rep. Noreen Kokoruda on September 30 Special Session

Posted on October 7, 2020 by cthomas


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HARTFORD – September 30, State Rep. Noreen Kokoruda joined her colleagues at the House of Representatives in a Special Session called by Governor Ned Lamont. Representatives met to discuss various legislation, either in their offices and voting remotely or social distancing in the House Chamber.

Among this legislation was a bill colloquially called “the Energy Bill,” or HB 7006. This bill increases the accountability of our electric, gas and other utilities by creating a performance-based rate setting

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PURA Hearings on Utility Response to Tropical Storm Isaias

Posted on October 7, 2020 by cthomas


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In August, the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) initiated a docket 20-08-03 to review the electric distribution companies’  responses to Storm Isaias. Three public hearings have been scheduled through online Zoom calls. Any legislator or member of the public wishing to speak may do so by registering through the web links: