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COVID-19 Resources for Businesses and Workers

Posted on March 18, 2020 by hbrooks


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 Resources for Individuals and Families

Posted on March 16, 2020 by hbrooks


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is closely monitoring an outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a novel coronavirus (COVID-19) that was first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China. According to the CDC, efforts at this time are focused concurrently on containing spread of this virus and mitigating the impact of this virus.

CDC has also stated the immediate risk of this new virus to the American public is believed to be low at this time. Regardless, everyone can do

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Public Hearing on Proposed Ammunition Tax

Posted on February 26, 2020 by hbrooks


Tomorrow, Thursday, February 27th, the Finance, Revenue, & Bonding Committee will hold a public hearing on H.B. 5040An Act Establishing an Excise Tax on Ammunition. Please see below for more specific details:

Finance, Revenue, & Bonding Public Hearing – Proposed Tax on Ammunition

Legislative Office Building (LOB), Room 2E, 300 Capitol Avenue, Hartford

Tomorrow, Thursday, February 27th, 2020 beginning at 1:00 p.m.

I strongly oppose this bill. Not only will this proposed tax disproportionately affect

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Take My Legislative Survey: Do You Support Expanding Waterbury Rail Line Service to Torrington?

Posted on February 25, 2020 by hbrooks


The Transportation Committee is currently considering a proposal that would make improvements to the Waterbury Rail Line. Included in those improvements is an expansion of services to Torrington, the largest city in the state’s northwest corridor. Please let me know your thoughts by clicking here.

Eversource Helicopter Inspections

Posted on February 14, 2020 by hbrooks


Eversource is currently conducting aerial inspections of high-voltage electrical equipment on rights of way throughout Connecticut, including in Bethlehem, Litchfield, and Woodbury.

This semiannual inspection enables Eversource to continue providing reliable electric service to our area. The work involves the use of a helicopter equipped with heat-sensing, infrared scanning technology which can detect potential equipment issues before they occur.

The aerial inspections start today and continue through

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