Coronavirus Update: Q&A Document from the Governor’s Office

Posted on March 20, 2020 by admin


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I’d like to share with you a very detailed FAQ document developed by the governor’s office that offers answers to a long list of frequently asked questions about COVID-19 and Connecticut’s response to it. This document is regularly updated with new information about subjects including schools, childcare, unemployment insurance, resources for small businesses, the DMV, virus testing resources, health insurance, judicial branch court closures, and much more.

NOTE: Today’s executive order (EO) regarding

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Conference Call for Business Owners with Governor Lamont

Posted on March 19, 2020 by admin


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Tomorrow at 1:00 p.m., Advance CT will be holding a conference call with Governor Lamont at Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner David Lehman. They will discuss how the state is responding to the economic dimensions of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. This call is open to all businesses, chambers of commerce, stakeholders, and other in-state partners.

Date/Time: Tomorrow, Thursday, March 19th, 2020 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Dial in: 1-888-456-0356

Passcode: 2802806#

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Coronavirus Update: Assistance for Workers and Small Businesses

Posted on March 17, 2020 by admin


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As my fellow elected officials and I continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation in Connecticut, I’d like to share some information for employees and small business owners from the State of Connecticut’s official Coronavirus web page.

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Assistance

On March 16th, the U.S. Small Business Administration approved Governor Lamont’s request to begin offering disaster-relief loans to Connecticut small businesses and nonprofits. Companies in the state can now apply for

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Update on the Coronavirus: Legislature to Hold Info Forum on Friday

Posted on March 4, 2020 by admin


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Plenty of good information from reliable sources is circulating about the developing coronavirus situation. With that said, many of you may be looking for more details.

This Friday, March 6th, the Appropriations, Public Health, and Higher Education Committees will hold a joint informational forum where experts and officials will answer our questions on the virus and Connecticut’s current state of response.

Informational Forum Regarding Coronavirus Preparedness

Legislative Office Building, Room 2E,

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Rep. Lavielle Honored for Protecting Local School District Autonomy by CT Council of Small Towns

Posted on February 19, 2020 by admin


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HARTFORD – State Representative Gail Lavielle (R-Wilton), Ranking Member of the legislature’s Appropriations Committee, was honored by the Connecticut Council of Small Towns (COST) with its Town Crier Award, which recognizes lawmakers and municipal officials who have taken a leadership role in advocating for public policies that benefit Connecticut’s small towns.

Matt Knickerbocker, First Selectman of Bethel and Secretary of COST, presented the award. The presentation of the award took place this

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Update: Transportation Legislation

Posted on January 31, 2020 by admin


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I would like to give you an update about an important discussion taking place this week in Hartford. Tomorrow, January 31, the Transportation Committee will be holding a public hearing on a bill, newly drafted by majority legislators, that includes a provision for tolls on trucks. The bill, now labeled Working Draft LCO #373, is a linchpin of Governor Lamont’s transportation plan.

The hearing will offer legislators and members of the public a chance to learn more about the proposed legislation before

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Rep. Lavielle, O’Dea Invite Area Residents for Coffee & Conversation – February 3

Posted on January 27, 2020 by admin


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State Representative Tom O’Dea and I invite you to join us for a conversation about the upcoming legislative session over a cup of coffee next Monday, February 3rd, from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. in the Brubeck Room at Wilton Library.

Brubeck Room – Wilton Library

137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton

Monday, February 3rd, 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

The 2020 legislative session begins next Wednesday, February 5th and will last for just over three months. While these short sessions are intended to make adjustments

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Rep. Lavielle Discusses the Pitfalls of Governing by Subterfuge with Lisa Wexler

Posted on January 7, 2020 by admin


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On Monday, January 6, 2020, State Representative Gail Lavielle (R-Wilton), joined radio host Lisa Wexler to discuss an upcoming meeting in Westport where Governor Lamont is expected to discuss his CT2030 transportation plan, which will include a trucks-only toll component. The administration hoped to keep the meeting limited to toll proponents, but word ultimately got out to the public. Rep. Lavielle also discuss other issues related to

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An Important Message for Norwalk and Westport Residents

Posted on December 9, 2019 by admin


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This message is about a developer’s application to build a housing project in Westport that would affect residents in both Norwalk and Westport. In order to succeed, he needs help from the City of Norwalk, so he has submitted to the Norwalk Conservation Commission an application, under the name “Summit Saugatuck LLC”, for work to be done across the town border in Norwalk. There is wide consensus among both Norwalkers and Westporters who are aware of the situation that approval of this application

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Rep. Lavielle: Audit of CT Port Authority Highlights Serious Problems within State Government

Posted on December 5, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORD – State Representative Gail Lavielle (R-Wilton), Ranking Member of the legislature’s Appropriations Committee and member of the Transportation Committee, has expressed grave concerns about the results of a state audit of Connecticut’s Port Authority, which revealed serious management and ethical issues. During an informational hearing on the audit held yesterday by the Transportation Committee, legislators had an opportunity to question former Port Authority management on the audit’s findings,

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