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Rep. Smith Says Emergency Restrictions Should be Revisited by Legislature

Posted on September 8, 2020 by admin


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HARTFORD – State Rep. Rich Smith, R-New Fairfield, today said the Sept. 4 party line vote by majority Democrats to rubber stamp the governor’s request to simply extend emergency executive orders during the pandemic should be revisited by the legislature so members can thoroughly address the numerous restrictions and requirements put in place last March.

Republican pressure and public sentiment forced the Democrats to have the co-called committee of 10 – a panel of legislative leaders and Public Health

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Statement from House Republican Leader Themis Klarides on the Awarding of a No-Bid Contract to Boston Firm for CT Reopening

Posted on May 14, 2020 by Admin


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“The lack of transparency and blatant disregard for any public input or comment about critical government functions – the safety and health policies that must guide us in the coming months – is appalling. The people who run the businesses and are the backbone of our economy are the first people we should talk to, not out-of-state consultants who will earn millions telling us how to run our lives.

“And we learned of this development from the Lamont administration just after its chief public

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Information regarding COVID-19 – April 16th

Posted on April 16, 2020 by Admin


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As you all are aware, the COVID-19 outbreak has had an economic, social and communal impact we have not seen before. Both the State and Federal governments have implemented several financial programs and packages available for those effected financially from the outbreak, ranging from housing and health care to unemployment and business losses. For those who have filed for the Economic Impact Payment, you can see the status of the payment by visiting,  https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/get-my-payment

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Update Regarding COVID-19 – April 3rd

Posted on April 4, 2020 by Admin


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I want to begin by thanking everyone who has reached out with questions or concerns during this time. The past few weeks have been difficult, but by working together and staying optimistic, we will persevere.

It is times like these that a friendly call to an old friend or family member could change your whole day. Although we must continue to be physically apart does not mean we have to feel isolated.

My office will continue to send updates and information from federal, state and local officials.

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The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES)

Posted on March 30, 2020 by Admin


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Contained in this email are many resources and information made available for small businesses, employees and nonprofits provided by the Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) and the United States Chamber of Commerce.

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES)

CARES was just passed by Congress and is intended to assist business owners with whatever needs they have right now. Here is the DECD Small Business Owner’s Guide which includes information

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Information Regarding Covid-19 – March 26

Posted on March 26, 2020 by Admin


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I’m writing with quick updates on a variety of subjects.

First, the governor in his Wednesday afternoon update [watch] stated that a total of 875 laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported among Connecticut residents, an increase from yesterday’s reported 618. All of our state’s counties have confirmed cases. There have been 113 hospitalizations and 19 reported deaths. While a great majority of the Covid-19 deaths were over seventy, the virus can attack anyone, so we all need

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Executive Order Regarding CT Businesses – March 23

Posted on March 23, 2020 by Admin


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

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

According to the guidelines, there are many businesses

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COVID-19 Update: Executive Order – March 21

Posted on March 21, 2020 by Admin


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I have seen some rumors spreading around the news and I would like to provide you with some clear and accurate information.

The Governor is not shutting down all businessesGrocery stores, banks, gas stations and many other businesses will remain open. Please do not rush and over stock on grocery items and hygiene products. It is important for all members of our community to have access to these items.

As ordered by Governor Lamont yesterday, Connecticut will be following a similar framework to

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FAQs Regarding COVID-19 —– March 19

Posted on March 19, 2020 by Admin


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The governor’s administration released a compilation of frequently asked questions related to the state’s response to COVID-19. You can access the document by clicking here.

Additionally, please check my website for up-to-date resources and information by clicking here.

Updated Information Regarding COVID-19 – March 16

Posted on March 16, 2020 by Admin


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Below is a notice sent out by ADVANCECT regarding a scheduled conference call the Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) will be hosting on Thursday, March 19th from 1:00 to 2:00pm. Governor Lamont and DECD Commissioner David Lehman will discuss the current economic environment from the COVID-19 crisis.

Additionally there is a survey link for business owners and managers for the DECD and policy makers to get a better understanding of how businesses are being affected during this

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