CT Extreme Hot Weather Protocol Activated

Posted on July 25, 2023

Temperatures over the next several days are expected to be very hot and humid. Governor Lamont is directing Connecticut’s extreme hot weather protocol to be activated and in effect through 8am on Sunday, July 30.

While enacted, a system is set up for state agencies, municipalities, and other partners to coordinate with United Way 2-1-1 to make sure that information regarding cooling centers is available statewide, providing a location to get some relief.

Cooling centers are opening statewide. Anyone

Department of Labor Warns of Increased Fraud Claims

Posted on July 17, 2023

Since the start of this month, Monroe Police received more than a dozen complaints from residents victimized by a scam in which someone fraudulently applied for unemployment benefits from the Connecticut Department of Labor using their names and information.

Connecticut and eight other states are currently experiencing a new uptick in fraudulent unemployment applications.

There was a spike in unemployment claims submitted using stolen identities across the country during the pandemic and that fraudulent

2023 Legislative Wrap Up

Posted on July 5, 2023

Hartford– The 2023 General Assembly Session has concluded, with over 300 pieces of legislation passed by both the House and the Senate.

A contentious zoning reform proposal, known as ‘Fair Share’, calculating affordable housing needs was going to be mandated, but the bill narrowly approved in the House turned it into a study. This bill was brought out shortly before midnight on the last Friday of session as an amendment to an unrelated bill. The state will now assess the need for affordable housing,