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Connecticut Is In a Good Place: An Update on Schools, Mask Requirements, and the Upcoming Election
“Connecticut is in a good place.”   - Dr. Anthony Fauci Yesterday, Dr. Fauci joined Governor Ned Lamont on his daily press conference to give Connecticut a big pat on the back for achieving one of the lowest rates of infection in the...
Socially distanced Senate passes no-excuse absentee ballot bill
Meeting for the first time since COVID-19 forced the closure of the State Capitol in March, the Connecticut Senate voted 35-1 Tuesday for final passage of legislation allowing no-excuse absentee ballot voting as a public health precaution in...
Connecticut’s coffers have swelled — not shrunk — during COVID
State government’s coffers have swelled by hundreds of millions of dollars since the coronavirus struck in mid-March, despite warnings of a nearly $1 billion deficit just three months ago. Connecticut’s rainy day fund, which stood at $2.5...
What’s in Senate Republicans’ $1T pandemic relief plan
Senate Republican leaders on Monday unveiled a draft plan to provide $1 trillion in coronavirus relief funding ahead of talks with Democrats. A package of separate bills, it gives Congress the option of passing parts of the agenda — such as...
Additional cost to reopen CT schools during a pandemic: $420 million
Whether schools open for in-person instruction or remote learning during this pandemic, the additional costs are pegged at $420 million. A recent survey of superintendents by the state Department of Education found that installing plexiglass,...
A quarter of Connecticut students went MIA when COVID closed schools. Could holding live, online classes lure them back?
The opportunity to see his crush is what drove one of Hilary McDevitt’s sixth grade students to log into the live online classes she began hosting after COVID-19 shuttered the elementary school she teaches at in Bridgeport. “This is so silly,...
In switch, Lamont says schools may now open with a mixed model of online and in-class instruction
Gov. Ned Lamont and Education Commissioner Miguel Cardona said Monday districts will now have the option to reopen in a hybrid model, mixing online and in-school classes, rather than bringing all children back to school this fall. Up to...
Why Zoom meetings really do leave you exhausted
Marc Staut recalled the disappointment felt by some of his CPA firm clients as they introduced new information systems about a year ago. The project planning went fine. So did training the client firms’ professionals. The rollout may have been...
4 New Ways Firms Should Think About Remote Work After COVID-19
Overnight, COVID-19 and social distancing caused most firms to go remote to ensure the health and safety of their staff and clients. In doing so, firm leaders realized that remote work CAN work and team members managed to deliver results under...
IRS offers guidance on recapturing excess employment tax credits amid coronavirus
The Internal Revenue Service has posted temporary and proposed regulations to help employers reconcile any advance payments of refundable employment tax credits and recapture the benefit of these credits when necessary, in line with the CARES Act...

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