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Legislators Support Outdoor High School Graduations later this Summer

Posted on May 29, 2020 by admin


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Area state lawmakers have sent two letters to Gov. Ned Lamont saying they are encouraged that he is considering the possibility of allowing outdoor high school graduations in July or August.

The lawmakers highlighted the efforts of Terryville High School senior Jacob Zappone, who launched a petition to Gov. Ned Lamont and the state Board of Education to allow for schools to hold outdoor graduations while socially distancing and having no spectators. The petition is here: http://chng.it/9sq9gRkm

They

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COVID-19 Response Resources for Businesses and Residents

Posted on May 21, 2020 by admin


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With yesterday’s reopening of many business sectors across the state, numerous state agencies have put out resources and rules for businesses and patrons to reference. Below, you will find links to many of these resources, along with some general guidelines you may find helpful as you navigate the state’s phased reopening.

Department of Agriculture (DoAG)

Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD)

Help for Victims of Domestic Violence During COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted on April 9, 2020 by admin


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COVID-19 is creating challenges all around us. For victims and survivors of domestic violence, we know that abusers may take advantage of this period of social distancing to further isolate and abuse you. We want you to know that you are not alone.

Governor Lamont signed an executive order making it possible to file for a family violence restraining order completely online. This will help reduce the spread of COVID-19 while ensuring that victims have access to this critical safety measure. Domestic

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House Republicans Offer Initial COVID-19 Response Ideas to Governor

Posted on April 1, 2020 by admin


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HARTFORD – The House Republican caucus today in a letter to Gov. Lamont offered proposals to provide immediate relief to struggling businesses, idle workers, families and taxpayers coping with the economic consequences of the ongoing health crisis – including breaks on overdue property taxes, for companies facing high unemployment insurance rates and those saddled with student debt.
The proposals could be enacted quickly through executive orders if Lamont chooses to do so and would not require any

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COVID-19: Resources for Business Owners and Workers

Posted on March 30, 2020 by admin


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State’s response to protect businesses
The impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on Connecticut businesses has been tremendous, and state government has taken has taken steps to assist business owners (and their employees) as they cope with this unexpected crisis. In addition to documents on various state and federal guidance, among the growing list of resources and information is: