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‘Hero Pay’ System Expected To Be Up And Running By End of Week

August 11, 2022

The crush of 30,000 applications for a $30 million program to compensate Connecticut workers who couldn’t work from home at the beginning of the pandemic is expected to be fully functional by the end of the week.

  • business and industry
  • career resources
  • advocacy - state

CT Releases New COVID-19 Guidance For School Year: 5 Things To Know

August 02, 2022

State agencies unveiled their new COVID-19 strategy for school districts, which is a marked difference from previous years.

  • coronavirus
  • advocacy - state

Increased Tax Collections Boost Connecticut’s Bottom Line

August 02, 2022

Connecticut’s budget surplus has grown by $231 million due mostly to increased tax collections, according to the latest monthly report from state Comptroller Natalie Braswell.

  • state tax
  • advocacy - state

Report: CT’s pension debt remains high despite residents’ personal wealth

August 02, 2022

When Connecticut deposits roughly $4.1 billion into its pension funds this fall, it will mark the third consecutive year the state used its budget surplus to whittle down the massive pension debt accrued over more than seven decades.

  • advocacy - state

State Bond Commission approves more than $350M for projects

July 29, 2022

The State Bond Commission signed off Friday morning on $369.8 million in general obligation bonds, pouring hefty sums into brownfields and a rebooted version of the Small Business Express program, among many other efforts.

  • advocacy - state

Update from the DOL: Second quarter 2022 tax and wage report filing deadline extended from July 31, 2022, to August 31, 2022

July 28, 2022

Connecticut Department of Labor (CTDOL) Commissioner Danté Bartolomeo has extended the second quarter 2022 tax and wage report filing deadline from July 31, 2022, to August 31, 2022. This extension will allow employers more time to establish ReEmployCT accounts, upload documents and file reports, and address any issues TPAs may have related to employer access. The extension applies to late fees and interest, which will not be assessed until September 1, 2022, and penalties, which will not be assessed until October 1, 2022.

  • advocacy - state
  • federal tax

Report: CT never came up with a plan to collect more online sales tax

July 15, 2022

State auditors say the tax department never fulfilled a 2019 directive to secure $30 million from remote transactions

  • state tax
  • advocacy - state

Lamont: Pouring budget surpluses into pensions means big savings next year

July 07, 2022

Governor says state is well positioned if recession hits

  • advocacy - state

Connecticut Unveils Streamlined Unemployment Filing System

July 06, 2022

Connecticut’s Labor Department launched an overhauled unemployment filing system this week after years in development. State officials expect the streamlined benefit and tax system to save time for both filers and employers.

  • advocacy - state

CT Paid Leave Pays Out More Than $81M In Benefits

June 30, 2022

More than 16,300 Connecticut workers received benefits totaling over $81 million from the Connecticut Paid Leave Authority in the agency’s first six months of operation, according to its inaugural annual report released Thursday.

  • business and industry
  • practice management
  • advocacy - state

Connecticut's New Captive Legislation: Taxation impact on Connecticut businesses that own captives domiciled out of Connecticut

June 30, 2022

You should be aware of these changes, effective July 1.

  • state tax
  • advocacy - state

Lamont Appoints Mark Kohler, a Recently Retired Associate AG, as Secretary of the State

June 30, 2022

Mark Kohler, a recently retired associate attorney general, will serve the remaining six months of Secretary of the State Denise Merrill’s term in office following her resignation Thursday, Gov. Ned Lamont announced in a morning press release.

  • advocacy - state

Lamont says CT state worker retirement ‘tsunami’ was milder than feared

June 29, 2022

Governor says state agencies are well-positioned to deliver services. Unions disagree.

  • advocacy - state

Governor Lamont Announces Return of Program Allowing Children To Receive Free Admission at Connecticut Museums During the Summer Months

June 28, 2022

Governor Ned Lamont today announced that the popular state program Connecticut Summer at the Museum is returning for the 2022 summer season, enabling Connecticut children to receive free admission at more than 130 museums across the state during the summer months.

  • advocacy - state

Lamont Declares Another COVID Emergency

June 28, 2022

Gov. Ned Lamont declared another COVID-19 emergency Tuesday in order to secure additional federal funds through the end of December.

  • advocacy - state

New Fiscal Year, New Laws on Friday

June 28, 2022

New legal protections designed to expand access to abortion services and a $1 increase in the state’s minimum wage are among the changes to Connecticut law taking effect on Friday with the beginning of the new fiscal year.

  • advocacy - state

Secretary of the State Denise Merrill to Step Down

June 28, 2022

Secretary of the State Denise Merrill will step down at noon on Thursday to spend more time with her ailing husband, according to a Tuesday report from the Associated Press.

  • advocacy - state

Employers must address recreational cannabis legalization in the workplace before July 1

June 27, 2022

Beginning July 1, 2022, Connecticut’s law legalizing the recreational use of cannabis for adults 21 and over imposes new restrictions on employers while offering protections for employees who indulge.

  • advocacy - state

Repealing tax relief in CT: Same as a tax increase, or just bad policy?

June 26, 2022

Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob Stefanowski says a promised-then-canceled tax cut is the same as a tax hike. Democrats disagree.

  • advocacy - state

Gov. Lamont directs CT agencies to waive credit and debit transaction fees

June 24, 2022

GOP to Lamont: ‘Stop dancing around the edges’ and cut income tax.

  • state tax
  • advocacy - state