CURRENT NEWS

Insurance Companies are Proposing a Rate Hike

August 10, 2022

Insurance companies have requested that the Connecticut Insurance Department (CID) approve a rate increase by an average of 20.4% for plans starting in 2023, a steep spike from the 8.6% average rate increase request for 2022. Insurers claim this proposed hike is a result of the rising costs of healthcare and pharmaceuticals, but it comes at a time when we are already facing the highest inflation rates in 40 years.

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Route 146 DOT Traffic Safety Study & Recommendations Released

August 3, 2022

After getting input from local residents about some of their safety concerns regarding traffic on heavily travelled Route 146, state Senator Christine Cohen (D-Guilford) and state Representative Robin Comey (D-Branford) today expressed optimism with the state Department of Transportation’s newly released road safety audit of a portion of Route 146 and their proposals for several safety-related road improvements.

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Child Tax Rebate Deadline July 31

July 21, 2022

CT families still have time to apply for the 2022 Connecticut Child Tax Rebate that was included in this year's state budget which is providing residents with a state tax rebate of up to $250 per qualifying child for a maximum of three children. Qualifying households must fill out an application to receive the benefit. 

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988 National Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

July 21, 2022

Those who are experiencing a mental health crisis no longer need to remember 1-800-273-8255 or wait hours for help. They can now call or text the 988 National Suicide & Crisis Lifeline, formerly known as the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, to connect with mental health professionals who are trained to respond to these emergencies.

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PACT Priority Deadline

July 11, 2022

This past session, we extended the eligibility for the PACT free community college program to part-time students and are encouraging as many students as possible to apply before the priority consideration deadline of July 15th.

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