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Coronavirus (Covid-19) Information and Resources

Posted on June 2, 2020 by jdooley


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Coronavirus (COVID-19) information is being updated rapidly as state and federal health officials work to respond. You can find the most up-to-date information on COVID-19 by clicking on the following links:

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The following actions have been taken by Governor Lamont in a state-wide effort to mitigate the outbreak and provide Connecticut residents with appropriate

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Social Distance Drive-By Flag Collection Hosted by Trumbull State House Delegation

Posted on May 22, 2020 by jdooley


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TRUMBULL — In anticipation of Flag Day, State Reps. David Rutigliano (R-123), Laura Devlin (R-134) and Ben McGorty (R-122) in cooperation with the Trumbull American Legion Post #141 are encouraging Trumbull residents to dispose of their worn American flags in a dignified and respectful way. The three lawmakers have made the flag collection an annual tradition for the last four years to commemorate Flag Day.

The U.S. Flag Code specifies that old American flags no longer in service must be properly

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Rep. Rutigliano: Self-Employed Can Apply for Unemployment

Posted on May 1, 2020 by jdooley


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Many who are self-employed or independent contractors have been waiting anxiously to apply for the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) passed through the federal CARES Act. The Connecticut Department of Labor has outlined a process that those who fall into this category can follow.

Step 1: Beginning today, self-employed individuals, gig economy workers and independent contractors can go to www.filectui.com. Click the blue button and fill out the application. Once submitted, you will get an email

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Rep. Rutigliano: (PPP) Small Business Assistance is Here

Posted on April 27, 2020 by jdooley


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Second Round of Small Business Loans

With the passing of a second business relief package, the SBA will resume taking applications for business assistance under the Paycheck Protection Program and Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program Monday morning at 10:30.

The new package includes:

An additional $320 billion for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) with a greater focus on helping small businesses:

  • Minimum of $30 billion in PPP will be set aside for community development financial institutions,

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Weekly Trumbull Social Distancing Food Drive

Posted on April 27, 2020 by jdooley


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Weekly Trumbull Social Distancing Food Drive

 

TRUMBULL- With thousands of families and businesses struggling economically during this worldwide coronavirus pandemic, Trumbull EMS and State Reps. Dave Rutigliano (R-123), Laura Devlin (R-134) and Ben McGorty (R-122) are co-hosting a community social distancing food drive every Wednesday evening to help their neighbors during this time of need. 

The social distancing food drive will take place every Wednesday evening in the Trumbull Library parking

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Rutigliano: Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)

Posted on April 2, 2020 by jdooley


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The Paycheck Protection Program is a federal initiative providing forgivable loans. This program is aimed specifically at small businesses with 500 or fewer employees, including nonprofit entities (including churches), veterans’ organizations, tribal concerns, self-employed individuals, sole proprietorships and independent contractors. Businesses with more than 500 employees are eligible in certain industries.

The program has a total funding level of $349 billion and is administered by

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Rep. Dave Rutigliano: Guidance for Business Owners During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted on March 25, 2020 by jdooley


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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Here is the latest update on Gov. Lamont’s decision to close “non-essential” businesses as part of the strategy to help stop the spread of COVID-19. The Executive Order went into effect Monday, March 23, at 8:00 p.m.

On Sunday, state economic development officials released guidance designed to give business owners, their employees, and residents a better understanding of the requested closures. Click

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News on Federal Legislation Related to Coronavirus Response

Posted on March 24, 2020 by jdooley


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Earlier this week, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act was quickly moved through Congress and signed into law by President Trump. The Act, which takes effect on April 2, 2020 and expires on December 31, 2020, amends current FMLA law in response to the Coronavirus Crisis, and provides for paid sick leave in some cases.

Expanded FMLA
The Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act (EFMLEA) benefits apply to companies with 500 or fewer employees (exceptions may apply for businesses with

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COVID-19 Resources for Employers and Workers

Posted on March 20, 2020 by jdooley


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As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak continues to make headlines, a great deal of uncertainty has been injected into the lives of business owners and workers, many of whom have been left, indefinitely, without pay or health benefits.

Still, there are many options and resources available to business owners and workers as they navigate these tumultuous economic conditions, and to that end I have dedicated this page to be constantly updated with the newest information for these parties as it

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COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions

Posted on March 20, 2020 by jdooley


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The governor’s administration on Thursday morning released a compilation of frequently asked questions related to the state’s response to COVID-19. You can access the document directly by clicking here (best option for mobile devices), or you can review it below.

CT COVID-19-FAQs by Connecticut House Republicans on Scribd