Comptroller, Labor Committee Co-chairs Announce Launching of Covid Relief Fund for Essential Workers

Interim Comptroller Natalie Braswell, flanked by the co-chairs of the Legislature’s Labor Committee and labor representatives, today announced the launching of a $34 million CT Essential Worker Covid-19 Assistance Fund to help those affected by the pandemic. The Fund was approved by the General Assembly to support the critical workforce that has helped keep the state …
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The Capitol Beat –Biden Touts Vote on Budget Framework, Votes Remain Unclear

Before heading to the G20 and Climate Summits with his international counterparts today,  President Biden announced a deal on a budget reconciliation framework.  It remains unclear whether all Democrats are on board and if it is sufficient to garner Progressives’ support.  The framework document, a product of months and months of shuttle diplomacy, includes no …
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Capitol Beat –Summary of Public and Special Act Effective

Below please find a complete listing of 2021 Public Acts taking effect October 1, 2021.  When there are various effective dates within one Public Act, the section(s) taking effect October 1st are noted after the Public Act number. AN ACT CONCERNING RESPONSIBLE AND EQUITABLE REGULATION OF ADULT-USE CANNABIS.Public Act No. 21-1 (Sec. 19-20, 66, 70, 73, …
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Appropriations Committee Approves General Fund Budget

On a largely party-line vote, the Appropriations Committee today approved a two-year General Fund budget totaling almost $42 billion for FY 2022-23, making generous use of federal assistance, unspent Medicaid funding and state surplus money to bolster human services, education and municipal grant programs.  The proposed budget represents a 4.8 percent increase over fiscal year …
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Former Speaker Joe Aresimowicz Joins Gaffney Bennett and Associates Government Relations Firm

It is with great pleasure that we announce that former State Representative Joseph Aresimowicz will join the government relations firm of Gaffney Bennett and Associates (GBA) effective January 15th,  Gaffney, Bennett Managing Partner Jay F. Malcynsky announced in a statement released Thursday. Having not run for re-election last fall, Mr. Aresimowicz recently finished his service …
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