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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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Additional Information Regarding COVID-19 – April 23

Posted on April 23, 2020 by Admin


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Last night, the Governor issued another Executive Order which addresses unemployment benefits, telehealth coverage, and more.

I am continuing to update my website daily with the Governor’s Executive Orders, nightly briefings and other information and resources. That website can be found here: https://www.cthousegop.com/wood/coronavirus-covid-19-information-and-resources/

The Governor’s Executive Order does the following:

  • Modifies state laws to add any licensed dentist, behavioral analyst, genetic

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Update Regarding COVID-19 – April 17th.

Posted on April 17, 2020 by Admin


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As you all are aware, the COVID-19 outbreak has had an economic, social and communal impact we have not seen before. Both the State and Federal governments have implemented several financial programs and packages available for those effected financially from the outbreak. For those who have filed for the Economic Impact Payment, you can see the status of the payment by visiting, https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/get-my-payment

On Thursday, the governor announced an advisory board assigned to formulate

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Important Information Regarding COVID-19 – April 10th

Posted on April 11, 2020 by Admin


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As we continue to navigate and manage the effects of Coronavirus in our state, I thought the update below, of the Governor’s most recent Executive Orders would be helpful to you.

As information is changing rapidly, our caucus website is updated regularly with announcements which can be visited here. This website is easy to navigate and contains clear and concise information on programs and services that the state and federal government have made available to business and individuals.

With the

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Resources and Information Regarding COVID-19

Posted on April 3, 2020 by Admin


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These continue to be unprecedented days in so many ways. For those of us serving in the legislature, despite not commuting to Hartford for our work, we have full days with daily briefings from the governor’s office and various state agencies, town municipal leaders, hospitals, local human services providers and caucus conference calls. Within short two weeks, video conferences by Zoom have become commonplace.

Connecticut is responding to the coronavirus pandemic with all hands on deck. We continue

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Update Regarding COVID-19 – March 26th, 2020

Posted on March 26, 2020 by Admin


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I hope that you and your family members are taking all the necessary steps to keep safe and well.

The governor in his afternoon update stated that a total of 1012 laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported among Connecticut residents.

Click here to check out statistical summary.

Please remember: the state maintains a web site that carries useful information and resources for many stakeholders. There’s a helpful “frequently asked questions” guide, too.

State’s coronavirus information

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