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Veterans Stand Down September 24-25

Posted on September 22, 2020 by admin


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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Department of Veterans Affairs will be holding the 2020 Veterans Stand Down virtually on Thursday, September 24th and Friday, September 25th.

This two-day event provides Connecticut’s Veterans with a wide variety of programs and services offered by State and Federal agencies, Veterans Organizations and Community Based Non-profits.

Thursday’s 9:00 a.m. virtual kickoff ceremony will be held at the DVA Rocky Hill Campus broadcast via social media. Following the ceremony,

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Rep. Pavalock-D’Amato Joins House Republicans in Letter to Governor Urging Fall Sports to Continue

Posted on September 8, 2020 by admin


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State Representative Cara Pavalock-D’Amato and the House Republican Caucus sent the following letter to Governor Lamont’s office urging fall sports to continue in Connecticut.

 

Connecticut State Department of Education: COVID-19 Resources

Posted on September 8, 2020 by admin


Upcoming Eversource Hearing: August 27th

Posted on August 26, 2020 by admin


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I want to inform you of the upcoming hearing regarding Eversource’s rate increases and their response to Tropical Storm Isaias.

The legislature’s Energy and Technology Committee will host an informational hearing via zoom on August 27, 2020 at 10:30 a.m.

This hearing is expected to cover a far-ranging set of issues, from the role of state utility regulators and the process of setting rates, to utility staffing levels and how the companies communicate with customers and municipalities during outages.

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Eversource Hearing Information: August 24th

Posted on August 18, 2020 by admin


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As a result of public outcry and efforts by my colleagues and I to ensure that your voice was heard, the state’s Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) temporarily suspended Eversource’s recent rate increase while it conducts a full review, the purpose of which is to ensure that Eversource is not over-collecting revenues in the short term at the expense of ratepayers. Likewise, a similar rate increase request from United Illuminating has been suspended indefinitely.

PURA has scheduled a formal

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Subject: Sales Tax Free Week: 8/16-8/22

Posted on August 14, 2020 by admin


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With our normal routines disrupted by the virus, I want to remind you to take advantage of the upcoming “Tax Free Week” which runs from Sunday, August 16 through Saturday, August 22.

Last year, legislators successfully fought back against attempts by the governor to end the weekly tax break event which benefits so many families.

This one-week event eliminates Connecticut’s 6.35 percent sales tax on clothing and footwear costing less than $100 per item. Since sales tax is calculated after the use

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Eversource Restoration Efforts

Posted on August 8, 2020 by admin


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I want to provide you with some information that I hope you’ll find helpful in the wake of Tuesday’s storm, which knocked out power for residents throughout Connecticut and caused Gov. Lamont to declare a state of emergency.

But first, I want you to know that I am as frustrated about this situation as you are. It seems that Eversource was wholly unprepared for the storm’s impact, and the organizational aspects of their response have been woeful. Communication to municipalities hasn’t been great,

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Absentee Ballot Concerns Demand Investigation

Posted on August 5, 2020 by admin


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With the primary election only days away, it’s being reported that Secretary of State Denise Merrill’s hand-picked mail vendor has NOT and will NOT fulfill their obligations to process and mail approximately 20,000 absentee ballots to qualified voters.

According to the Connecticut Town Clerks Association, as many as 20,000 absentee ballot requests were not processed on time last week by the vendor Merrill selected, and Merrill’s office admitted as much in conversations with local town officials.

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Police Accountability Bill Listening Session

Posted on July 15, 2020 by admin


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Many of you have reached out about the draft bill addressing police accountability now being considered by the state legislature.

The CT General Assembly’s Judiciary Committee has just announced that a virtual listening session on the proposed bill will take place on Friday, July 17, 2020. This session is being held for the public to submit testimony and provide comment to committee members regarding proposed legislation on police accountability.

To access the rules of the Listening Session,

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Connecticut State Dept. of Education Releases School Reopening Guidelines

Posted on June 30, 2020 by admin


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Recently, the Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) released “Adapt, Advance, Achieve: Connecticut’s Plan to Learn and Grow Together”, a comprehensive plan that will serve as a roadmap for districts as they plan to reopen schools at the beginning of the 2020-21 academic year. This document follows the announcement last week of a framework to allow all students – in all school districts statewide – the opportunity to have access to in-school, full-time instruction in the fall as long as

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