Posted on March 18, 2020 by hbrooks
As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak continues to make headlines, a great deal of uncertainty has been injected into the lives of business owners and workers, many of whom have been left, indefinitely, without pay or health benefits.
Still, there are many options and resources available to business owners and workers as they navigate these tumultuous economic conditions, and to that end I have dedicated this page to be constantly updated with the newest information for these parties as it…
Posted on March 16, 2020 by hbrooks
In response to the coronavirus outbreak, Governor Ned Lamont, in concurrence with legislative leadership, has declared civil preparedness and public health emergencies that enable the government to take specific, swift actions deemed necessary to protect the health and safety of the public. In addition, on Wednesday, the legislature approved $5 million in grants to state agencies for equipment, supplies, and facilities needed to combat this growing outbreak.
The governor’s administration…
Posted on March 5, 2020 by hbrooks
HARTFORD—State Reps. Vincent Candelora and Noreen Kokoruda on Thursday testified in favor of legislation that would make it easier for victims of domestic violence to access temporary state benefits that are critically important when they try to gain freedom from their abusers.
The legislation (H.B. 5306) was subject of a public hearing in the Human Services Committee, and the concept is supported not just by Candelora and Kokoruda but also state Reps. Sean Scanlon and Robin Comey, as well as state…