Posted on June 2, 2020 by jdooley
Coronavirus (COVID-19) information is being updated rapidly as state and federal health officials work to respond. You can find the most up-to-date information on COVID-19 by clicking on the following links:
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The following actions have been taken by Governor Lamont in a state-wide effort to mitigate the outbreak and provide Connecticut residents with appropriate…
Posted on May 28, 2020 by jdooley
A Special Session for the People
By Rep. Lezlye Zupkus (R-Prospect))
I represent 25,000 people in Bethany, Cheshire and Prospect’s and my constituents feel shut out of the debate regarding the ‘Stay-at-Home’ Order and the subsequent Reopening process and they want to be heard. The legislature needs to come together in a special session to take back some of its constitutional authority that was surrendered to the governor when the Coronavirus first emerged in our state.
The governor’s declaration…
Posted on May 26, 2020 by jdooley
We are living in unprecedented times, facing a global pandemic and doing our best to protect our state residents from this terrible virus. And I believe most of my legislative colleagues would agree having collaborative and unified voice speak on behalf of our state government is the best way to communicate a state-wide message.
As a state representative, my duties don’t end at the State Capitol front door when the legislative session gavels out. We are on call 24 hours, 7 days-a-week, answering…
Posted on April 27, 2020 by jdooley
Second Round of Small Business Loans
With the passing of a second business relief package, the SBA will resume taking applications for business assistance under the Paycheck Protection Program and Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program Monday morning April 27 at 10:30am.
The new package includes:
An additional $320 billion for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) with a greater focus on helping small businesses:
Posted on April 2, 2020 by jdooley
Posted on April 1, 2020 by jdooley
HARTFORD – State Rep. Lezlye Zupkus (R-89) along with her House Republican caucus today in a letter to Gov. Lamont offered proposals to provide immediate relief to struggling businesses, idle workers, families and taxpayers coping with the economic consequences of the ongoing health crisis – including breaks on overdue property taxes, for companies facing high unemployment insurance rates and those saddled with student debt.
The proposals could be enacted quickly through executive orders if Lamont…
Posted on March 31, 2020 by jdooley
Dear Friends and Neighbors,
I wanted to share with you some new information regarding Connecticut’s recent approval of Federal Disaster Assistance and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act).
Connecticut Approved for Federal Disaster Assistance
Yesterday, Governor Lamont announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) had approved his recent request for a Major Disaster Declaration for the State of Connecticut in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Posted on March 24, 2020 by jdooley
Earlier this week, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act was quickly moved through Congress and signed into law by President Trump. The Act, which takes effect on April 2, 2020 and expires on December 31, 2020, amends current FMLA law in response to the Coronavirus Crisis, and provides for paid sick leave in some cases.
The Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act (EFMLEA) benefits apply to companies with 500 or fewer employees (exceptions may apply for businesses with…
Posted on March 20, 2020 by jdooley
As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak continues to make headlines, a great deal of uncertainty has been injected into the lives of business owners and workers, many of whom have been left, indefinitely, without pay or health benefits.
Still, there are many options and resources available to business owners and workers as they navigate these tumultuous economic conditions, and to that end I have dedicated this page to be constantly updated with the newest information for these parties as it…