Posted on August 4, 2020 by jdooley
MONROE- State Rep. J.P. Sredzinski (R-112) expressed disappointment with the Connecticut’s Secretary of State’s Office (SOTS) after its been revealed that 85 people in Monroe and 202 in Newtown and 20,000 ballots state-wide registered Republicans and Democrats who requested an Absentee Ballot for the August 11 Primary may not get one.
According to reports, the Secretary of State unilaterally chose to use an out-of-state mail service to get ballots to voters, restricting the number of ballots local…
Posted on July 28, 2020 by jdooley
I hope you are healthy and safe. I am writing with an update on the state’s COVID-19 response efforts.
Connecticut DMV announces additional deadline extensions
Monday, the Connecticut Dept. of Motor Vehicles (DMV) announced that it has added to its list of extended deadlines for residents with expiring credentials. Eligible DMV credentials that expire between August 1, 2020 and September 30, 2020 are automatically covered by this extension.
Deadlines have been extended for the following…
Posted on July 13, 2020 by hbrooks
Connecticut State Dept. of Education Holds Roundtable Regarding School Reopening
Last week, the Connecticut State Dept. of Education (CSDE) hosted a roundtable discussion regarding K-12 school reopenings in the fall. The department’s leadership team answered a host of questions from parents and educators about safety protocols, contingency plans for moving to remote learning in case of a COVID-19 surge, and more.
Travel Advisory Status
Earlier this month,…
Posted on July 7, 2020 by hbrooks
The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing the scheduled Exit 10 ramp closure on I-84 eastbound in Newtown, nightly, from July 14 through July 20, 2020, beginning each night at 10:00 PM until 5:00 AM. The closure is necessary to facilitate construction/safety improvement activities.
Posted on July 7, 2020 by hbrooks
Yesterday, Governor Lamont announced that his administration would be delaying the state’s Phase 3 reopening – which would have included bars and increase outdoor event capacity to 250 people – indefinitely.
This change comes as several states have seen surges in COVID-19 cases.
To watch the governor’s full press conference yesterday and learn more about this announcement, please click here.
Posted on July 1, 2020 by hbrooks
Plastic Bag Tax Returns July 1
The state’s Department of Revenue Services (DRS) announced that collection of the plastic bag tax resumes today, and that retailers should begin collecting the 10-cent per bag tax again. The governor in late-March suspended the tax during the pandemic response.
Please click here to view the DRS announcement.
July 15 Tax Deadlines
In mid-April, DRS extended filing and payment deadlines for some state tax returns in order to align with federal changes made in response…
Posted on June 29, 2020 by hbrooks
Last Friday, the Connecticut Department of Labor (CTDOL) released information regarding letters going out today to some Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) filers who are close to exhausting their federal benefits. Recipients of these letters will be eligible to extend their unemployment insurance (UI) under Connecticut’s extended benefits (EB) program.
Upon notification that their PEUC benefits are ending, filers may apply for extended benefits by using the green button on the CTDOL…
Posted on June 25, 2020 by hbrooks
Limited Resumption of DMV Services
Governor Lamont has announced limited DMV in-person reopening beginning this week. Services are available in-person, by appointment only.
All DMV in-person services now require an appointment. To schedule an appointment, click here.
Select services are also accessible online.
Drop-off services are available for select services (limited hours) at the DMV’s…
Posted on June 24, 2020 by hbrooks
In observance of a number of summertime patriotic holidays, I will be joining the other members of the Newtown State House Delegation and Boy Scouts of America Troop 270 for a “Touch-Free Curbside Flag Drive” on Tuesday, June 30, from 4:00 – 6:00pm at the CH Booth Library.
All flags collected will be properly and respectfully retired by Newtown VFW Post 308. Please click here to learn more about how to properly retire a worn American flag.
Posted on June 17, 2020 by hbrooks
Small Business Administration Renews Disaster Loan Program
The Federal Small Business Administration recently announced the reopening of the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and EIDL Advance program portal to eligible applications that experienced economic impacts due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
According to the SBA, the “EIDL program offers long-term, low interest assistance for a small business or non-profit. These loans can provide vital economic support to help alleviate temporary loss of revenue.…