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Veterans Stand Down 2020 – Virtual Program

Posted on September 17, 2020 by Greg MacKinnon


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The Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) is pleased to announce that we will hold STAND DOWN 2020 on September 24th and 25th.  While the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way agencies and organizations operate, the DVA continues our commitment to serving Connecticut’s Veterans by providing this “one stop” access to a range of programs and services offered by state and federal agencies, Veterans organizations, and community based non-profits. We hope this new approach to Stand Down will

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CT DOL Announces Lost Wages Assistance Program

Posted on September 10, 2020 by Greg MacKinnon


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Hartford – The Connecticut Dept. of Labor recently announced the federal approval of the Lost Wages Assistance program, which will provide a supplemental unemployment benefit to claimants that have lost their jobs due to COVID-19.

Those wishing to qualify for the benefit will need to self-certify through the state’s Dept. of Labor. To learn more about the program click here, or read more information below.


Lost Wages Assistance (LWA)
Connecticut has been approved for an additional two weeks of Lost

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Wilson, Republicans Ask Governor for High School Football to Continue

Posted on September 8, 2020 by Greg MacKinnon


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Hartford – State Representative David T. Wilson (R-Litchfield) signed onto a letter asking Governor Lamont to reconsider a recent announcement that would not allow high schools across Connecticut to have football programs this fall. To read the letter, click here. While it was not made clear what exact metrics were used in the decision-making process, the official announcement came from the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Council (CIAC) on Thursday, September 3.

“The knee jerk reaction to remove

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Wilson, House Republicans Ask for Greater Role in Reopening Process

Posted on September 2, 2020 by Greg MacKinnon


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Hartford – State Representative David Wilson (R-Litchfield) joined House Republican Leaders on Wednesday in calling for the legislature to take swift action in demanding the public and lawmakers have more input in the state’s reopening process. Governor Lamont announced earlier in the week that he would extend his executive order powers for an additional 5 months, lengthening the period to February of 2021 – well past the initial end date of September 9. No additional legislative action is required

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Responding to the Governor’s Request to Extend his Emergency Executive Orders

Posted on September 1, 2020 by Greg MacKinnon


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Friends and Neighbors,

Are we still in a State of Emergency? I say perhaps not. Haven’t we learned many lessons on how to control the pandemic in Connecticut? As intelligent residents are we all practicing safe measures? Isn’t the COVID-19 risk being safely managed? If the answers are yes where is the Emergency? Why do we need the Gov. to control our lives? The level of knowledge on COVID-19 is much different now than it was back in March when it first hit our shores. It is troubling that one branch

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