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Public Health & Safety Update: Taxes, Schools, and More

Posted on July 1, 2020 by admin


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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Below are a few updates from the governor and state departments: the plastic bag tax will recommence today (July 1); extended tax filing deadlines (July 15); fall school reopen plan; extended unemployment benefits; the Youth Employment Program; and assistance program for renters, landlords, and homeowners.

Return of the Plastic Bag Tax

Today, July 1, Connecticut will resume collection of the $0.10 tax on single use plastic bags. This tax was temporarily lifted in March.

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“Hartford Current”: Extraordinary Times, Extraordinary Opportunities

Posted on June 30, 2020 by admin


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We live in extraordinary times. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, our lives came to a standstill with shelter-in-place orders on March 14. Following this public health and economic crisis came the national debate on racial disparities and police accountability. Every one of us has been directly impacted. It’s a time to feel sobered and be reflective. So, how do we move forward?

Issues and opportunities looking forward

— Public health. Responses from our departments of labor and public health

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Reopening CT, Phase Two Begins Today

Posted on June 17, 2020 by admin


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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

As we enter Phase Two of reopening our economy, I was enthused to see this initiative from our governor and the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development and wanted to share this with you all.

The CT Back to Work Initiative provides Connecticut residents seeking employment with job-training opportunities for in-demand fields, as well as assistance with their individual job searches.

This program will not only help workers, but also businesses reopening this summer

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Important Information Regarding COVID-19 – May 9th

Posted on May 9, 2020 by Admin


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With the constantly moving terrain of navigating the coronavirus pandemic, I thought this would be a good time to provide an update. It is imperative that we continue to balance the need for safety and public health with reopening our economy.  

 

1. Schools Are Closed Through End of Academic Year

Governor Lamont announced this week that K-12 schools will remain closed for the rest of the 2019-20 academic year. These schools will continue to offer distance learning through the end of

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Paycheck Protection Program update – April 24

Posted on April 24, 2020 by Admin


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A second round of funding for the Paycheck Protection Program has been passed by Congress and signed into law by the President. This business relief package is administered by the SBA and is intended to help businesses impacted by the coronavirus.

A second round of funding for the Paycheck Protection Program has been passed by Congress and signed into law by the President. This business relief package is administered by the SBA and is intended to help businesses impacted by the coronavirus.

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