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Public Hearing Alert – Monday, March 8 – SB 977 – AAC Virtual Learning

Posted on March 5, 2021 by admin


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I just wanted you to know that on Monday, March 8, the Education Committee is holding a public hearing regarding S.B. 977, An Act Concerning Virtual Learning.

The stated purpose of this committee bill is “to require the Department of Education to develop uniform standards for the provision of virtual learning in public schools, conduct a comprehensive audit of virtual learning programs in the state and develop guidelines for training educators in the provision of virtual learning.”

There’s little

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Governor Lamont Announces Update to COVID-19 Vaccine Schedule

Posted on February 23, 2021 by admin


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Yesterday, Governor Ned Lamont announced that the state will continue with an age-based approach to expanding eligibility to the vaccine.

The planned schedule of vaccinations is as follows:

  • March 1, 2021: Expands to age group 55 to 64
  • March 22, 2021: Expands to age group 45 to 54
  • April 12, 2021: Expands to age group 35 to 44
  • May 3, 2021: Expands to age group 16 to 34

According to the governor, he is directing the Connecticut Department of Public Health to set numerical targets and work with vaccine

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COVID-19 Update and Vaccination Roll Out

Posted on February 9, 2021 by admin


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Many of you have reached out to me recently with various questions regarding COVID-19 vaccinations and eligibility, so I wanted to provide you with the following update.

The Department of Public Health (DPH) and the United Way of Connecticut announced plans to expand availability and access to vaccine scheduling through the state’s Vaccine Appointment Assist Line.

As of February 8, 2021, 125 trained contact specialists are now available to take phone calls to schedule vaccine appointments from 8

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Connecticut Vaccine Appointment Assist Line and COVID-19 Update

Posted on February 8, 2021 by admin


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Many of you have reached out to me with questions regarding COVID-19 vaccinations once you’re eligible.

The Department of Public Health (DPH) and the United Way of Connecticut announced plans to expand availability and access to vaccine scheduling through the state’s Vaccine Appointment Assist Line.

Beginning Monday, February 8, 2021, 125 trained contact specialists will be available to take phone calls to schedule vaccine appointments from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days per week. Contact specialists

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DOL Updates Regarding Unemployment Compensation

Posted on January 19, 2021 by admin


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I just wanted you to know that last week the CT Department of Labor announced updates regarding Unemployment Compensation, including early application timelines for the new federal Mixed Earner Unemployment Compensation program, and a new Consumer Contact Center tool to assist residents who need unemployment claims assistance.

Established as part of the newest CARES Act iteration, the Mixed Earner Unemployment Compensation program is a new federal resource for residents who have both self-employment

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