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OPINION: Use Federal Aid to Pay Off Unemployment Debt

Posted on April 14, 2021


Recently, a coalition of the state’s largest business groups — the Connecticut Business and Industry Association (CBIA), National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB) and Connecticut Restaurant Association, which collectively represent thousands of large and small businesses statewide — joined the growing bipartisan call for Connecticut to address the looming unemployment tax burden facing employers.

At the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the state Department of Labor was paying out unemployment

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Absentee Voting Executive Order

Posted on April 7, 2021


Yesterday, the Governor issued Executive Order 10E:

  • Absentee voting eligibility during COVID-19 pandemic: Permits all voters in any election, primary, or referendum held prior to May 20, 2021 to vote using an absentee ballot, citing the COVID-19 pandemic as the reason. This is similar to the order that permitted voters to use absentee ballots during elections held in 2020. In addition, this order provides municipalities and regional boards of education with additional flexibility in scheduling budget

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Energy Assistance Programs

Posted on April 7, 2021


For those unaware, Ashford, Tolland and Willington offer energy assistance through the Connecticut Energy/Heat Assistance Program (CEAP/CHAP). This program pays benefits towards primary heat sources (utility or deliverable) and system cleaning for eligible homeowners and renters based on annual gross household income and household size [See Below].

For households with more than eight people, add $2,087 per additional person.

See If You’re Eligible For This Benefit

Due to the ongoing pandemic, some

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