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 19, 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 applicants 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.…
Posted on June 15, 2020 by hbrooks
While Connecticut continues to ease its COVID-19 restrictions, I still regularly hear from many constituents about their unemployment claims through the Dept. of Labor (DOL) and their challenges with those claims. Over the past three months, my role as state representative has been transformed as I respond to these inquiries around-the-clock.
I am writing with some updates on the Dept. of Labor’s claims processing, as well as some tips on how to avoid errors in your application and get your unemployment…
Posted on June 3, 2020 by hbrooks
Connecticut State Colleges and Universities Release Plan for Reopening
The Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (CSCU) system has announced that it plans to reopen its 16 campuses this fall. This means that the four universities can start bringing residential and commuter students to their campuses on Monday, August 24 and that the 12 community colleges can begin offering in-person courses beginning June 1 for certain students. All classroom content will be delivered in a variety of in-person,…
Posted on May 29, 2020 by hbrooks
With summertime and many patriotic occasions, such as Memorial Day, Flag Day, and the Fourth of July, upon us, now is a great time to retire your worn American flags as you prepare to display fresh Stars and Stripes.
In the lead-up to Flag Day on June 14, I will be hosting my annual Flag Collection Drive around the 66th District. Please consider retiring your worn American flags to be properly and respectfully retired by American Legion Posts # 27 & 146. Details and collection locations can be found…
Posted on May 21, 2020 by hbrooks
With yesterday’s reopening of many business sectors across the state, numerous state agencies have put out resources and rules for businesses and patrons to reference. Below, you will find links to many of these guidances, along with some general resources you may find helpful as you navigate the state’s phased reopening.
Department of Agriculture (DoAG)
Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD)
Posted on May 19, 2020 by hbrooks
State Prepares for First Phase of Business Reopenings on May 20
Beginning tomorrow, May 20, some businesses will be allowed to open, including restaurants with outdoor seating, offices, outdoor museums and zoos, and retail shops and malls.
Note that barbershops and hair salons, which were previously allowed to open, are no longer part of this Phase 1 reopening plan. This decision was made by the governor yesterday. While I do believe public…
Posted on May 15, 2020 by hbrooks
Connecticut Bankers Association Provides Update on Paycheck Protection Program
Last week, the Connecticut Bankers Association made the most recent Connecticut-specific Paycheck Protection Program data available for public view. As of last Friday, 34,629 loans and $2,725,531,573 have been approved for Connecticut businesses.
In addition, the nationwide burn rate of dollars available for PPP loans has slowed dramatically, and there should be enough operational funding to keep the program running for…
Posted on May 13, 2020 by hbrooks
The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing that an asphalt rubber chip seal project will begin on Route 47 in Woodbury from Weekeeppemee Road to the Woodbury/Roxbury town line.
All work is “weather permitting” and is scheduled to start Monday, May 18, 2020, during the daytime hours of 7:00am to 4:00pm. Construction is expected to conclude on Thursday, October 15.
The roadway construction will involve existing pavement surface patching and crack sealing; removal and installation of…