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Lamont to extend emergency, keep key COVID mandates in place

September 15, 2021

Gov. Ned Lamont said Tuesday morning he expects to extend his COVID-19 emergency declaration for at least 90 days, a necessary step in his view to maintain key mandates, including a statewide requirement for wearing masks in schools and for educators and health-care workers to be vaccinated.

  • coronavirus
  • advocacy - state

Report: It’s going to take CT longer than other states to recover from the COVID recession

September 15, 2021

The COVID recession hit Connecticut’s economy harder than much of the rest of the United States, and it will take longer for the state to recover, according to a new report from policy think-tank Connecticut Voices for Children.

  • coronavirus
  • advocacy - state

Biden administration praises Lamont on COVID rental relief

September 07, 2021

Just two months ago, the pace of processing federal emergency rental assistance in Connecticut was roundly criticized by landlords and tenant advocates. Now, the Biden administration hails it as a model of success.

  • coronavirus
  • advocacy - state

In-state and out-of-state companies, big and small, are preparing to enter CT's recreational marijuana industry

September 06, 2021

Since 2016, Luis Vega has run North Haven-based hemp company Wepa! Farms, but now he’s looking to expand into Connecticut’s newly-legalized recreational cannabis market.

  • business and industry
  • practice management
  • advocacy - state

Lamont Signals He’s Looking To Extend Emergency Order

September 02, 2021

Gov. Ned Lamont signaled Thursday he would look to extend at least one of his emergency orders beyond its Sept. 30 expiration date in an effort to preserve a policy diverting eviction cases to a rental assistance program.

  • coronavirus
  • advocacy - state

Governor Lamont Announces Initial Round of Back to Work CT Bonus Payments Being Mailed This Week

August 31, 2021

Governor Ned Lamont today announced that the first round of the $1,000 bonus payments authorized through the Back to Work CT program are being mailed this week to more than 1,500 eligible applicants who are among the initial group of workers participating in the program.

  • advocacy - state

DRS Commissioner's Column: August 2021

August 18, 2021

Here's what's happening at the DRS, right from DRS Commissioner Mark Boughton.

  • state tax
  • advocacy - state

New Record Retention Requirements for Connecticut CPAs

August 18, 2021

The bill requires CPAs to keep work product and workpaper related to work for a client for at least seven years after creation unless the law requires a longer retention. Current law only specifies that CPAs must retain workpaper as required by law.

  • accounting and auditing
  • practice management
  • advocacy - state

Governor Lamont Announces Connecticut’s Earned Income Tax Credit Increasing to 30.5% Under Newly Enacted State Budget

August 17, 2021

Governor Ned Lamont today announced that thousands of low-to-moderate income working individuals and families in Connecticut will see a significantly larger state tax refund as the Connecticut Earned Income Tax Credit is scheduled to increase from its most recent rate of 23% of the federal credit to 30.5% this year.

  • advocacy - state

Back-To-Work Program Hits Halfway Mark

August 10, 2021

A state program that offers unemployed individuals up to $1,000 for finding a job has received 5,400 applications, at an average of about 25-50 per day.

  • coronavirus
  • advocacy - state

Interview: AdvanceCT Makes Business Rankings a Priority for Connecticut

August 09, 2021

Connecticut has been making strides to improve its business-friendliness ranking and is inching its way up with the help of a public-private partnership.

  • advocacy - state