Posted on August 14, 2020 by admin
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…
Posted on August 8, 2020 by admin
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,…
Posted on August 5, 2020 by admin
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.…
Posted on July 15, 2020 by admin
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,…
Posted on June 30, 2020 by admin
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…