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House Republicans Respond to Governor’s Extension of Emergency Declaration

Posted on January 26, 2021 by admin


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Governor Lamont first declared a civil preparedness emergency and a public health emergency on March 10 of last year. The declarations gave him broad emergency powers to help the state respond to an unprecedent pandemic. These powers were originally set to expire after six months (September 9, 2020), but they were extended for an additional five months, now set to expire on February 9, 2021.

As we approach the one-year mark since the crisis began, the governor has once again extended the state of

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Update on Phase 1b of CT’s COVID-19 Vaccination Program

Posted on January 26, 2021 by admin


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Connecticut is currently in Phase 1b of the COVID-19 vaccination distribution process. Senior 75 years and older may now register for an appointment, and individuals 65 – 74 will likely be eligible beginning in February.

To date, 265,947 individuals have received their first dose, and 42,555 have received their second dose. The state can now report that 27 percent of Connecticut residents ages 75 and older have received their first dose.

The state Department of Public Health (DPH) has released a

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Recap of Today’s COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Program Town Hall

Posted on January 21, 2021 by admin


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Today, Kathleen Silard, CEO of Stamford Hospital, Commissioner David Lehman of the Department of Community and Economic Development, and Women’s Business Development Council president Fran Pastore held a highly informative virtual town hall to discuss Connecticut’s current vaccine distribution program.

The vaccine rollout was addressed in detail and pertinent questions answered. The discussion also covered how the rollout will impact the state’s economic recovery from the pandemic.

Below is a link

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Town Hall on COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution: Tomorrow

Posted on January 21, 2021 by admin


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Tomorrow, the Women’s Business Development Council (WBDC), Stamford Health, and the state Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) will hold a virtual town hall via Zoom to discuss Connecticut’s current vaccine distribution program.

Stamford Health President and CEO Kathy Silard, CT DECD Commissioner David Lehman, and WBDC CEO Fran Pastore will discuss the state’s vaccine distribution program, and the impact it will have on the state’s economic recovery.

The virtual meeting will take

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Capitol Update: House Republicans Propose Distance Learning Guidelines

Posted on January 15, 2021 by admin


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Many of the key issues that will be addressed this session will be relating to the impact of COVID — the economic recovery of our small businesses, the health and well being of our residents, and the ongoing education of our children.

Below is a link to a legislative proposal that I thought would be of interest to you regarding education and remote learning. I’m a co-sponsor of this legislation and believe it will strengthen education accountability for our K-12 students.

In a nutshell, this proposal

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