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McConnell seeks fast track to ease PPP rules for small business
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will attempt to expedite approval of changes to the popular Paycheck Protection Program aimed at giving small businesses more flexibility in using the money from the fund, according to Senate...
Lamont Eases Social Distancing Requirements
The pews could be a little fuller this Sunday, but it’s unlikely people will be rushing back to attend worship services inside. Gov. Ned Lamont signed an executive order Friday easing the social distancing restrictions for churches, mosques,...
CT housing dept. lands $16.2M in COVID-19 relief funding
Connecticut’s housing department has been awarded $16.2 million in federal funding to provide immediate and long-term services for residents negatively impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak. The Connecticut Department of Housing (DOH) on Monday...
Former Lt. Gov. Wyman is stepping down as state Democratic chair
Former Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman announced Friday she is stepping down on June 10 as the Democratic state chair, a position she took at the request of Gov. Ned Lamont after his election in 2018. She will swap jobs with Nancy DiNardo, a former state...
The Good and Bad of the COVID-19 Era for Tech Execs
The good news is that many IT departments made it through OK; the bad news is that budgets are tight and new services need to be bought. A pair of surveys lay out concerns for both IT and security execs.
House Passes PPP Loan Forgiveness Bill, Treasury Issues Harsh Forgiveness Regulations—What You Need To Know
On May 27, 2020, the House passed the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act by 417-1, which attempts to ease restrictions on small businesses as they seek loan forgiveness under the Paycheck Protection Program authorized by the CARES...
Diversity & inclusion is imperative now and always
McKinsey's Delivering through diversity report reveals that companies with the most gender diversity on the executive team are 21 percent more likely to outperform in profitability. Include ethnic and cultural diversity and that figure jumps to...
Connecticut Employers Eligible to Apply for 90-Day Extension of Sexual Harassment Training Requirements for New Employees
In response to the Coronavirus pandemic, the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities (CHRO) announced it will allow employers to apply for a 90-day extension to complete the new sexual harassment training requirements for...
Delayed Connecticut Retirement Security Authority (CRSA) Says it Hopes to Launch Delayed Program Before Year End
The Connecticut Retirement Security Authority (CRSA) has selected Sumday, a subsidiary of BNY Mellon, to act as the program’s administrator. The CRSA is responsible for implementing a program to provide private-sector employees with...
A 5-step plan for adding new tech amid COVID-19
The COVID-19 crisis has altered everyone's lives, changing the way we do business now and for the foreseeable future. These changes have made technology even more important. With remote work now a necessity for millions of people, business owners...

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