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Don't Forget to Complete Your 2020 Census

June 26, 2020

Summer is here and the state is moving towards the goal of reopening. Have you filled out your 2020 Census yet? Don't forget to do so and remind your family, friends, and neighbors to do theirs so Connecticut can get a complete count. Read more about free services to help you file your income taxes and the in-person services the DMV is resuming.

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Historic U.S. Supreme Court Decision Protects LGBTQ+ Workers

June 16, 2020

The LGBTQ+ community won a significant victory Monday after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that federal civil rights laws, specifically Title VII, protect LGBTQ+ workers. Although this ruling is limited to employment protections, we have to remain optimistic that these protections will be extended to other areas like health care, education, the military, and more.

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Ringing in Pride Month

June 6, 2020

I was proud to stand atop of the Connecticut State Capitol raise the Pride flag in support and solidarity with the LGBTQ+ community and to welcome in Pride Month. But the irony was not lost that at a time when we should be welcoming in the most colorful month of the year, Pride 2020, we find ourselves at another peak in the #BlackLivesMatter movement.

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Connecticut's Phase One Reopening

May 23, 2020

Phase One came and Phase One went, but there's still a ways to go until the state fully reopens. More information on the next phase of Connecticut's Reopening Plan has been released, as well as an update from the state Department of Labor on how unemployed residents can file for Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation.

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Reopening the State Economy

May 10, 2020

Saturday morning the Governor released guidance for Phase 1 of the state's reopening plan, which may permit restaurants, offices, hair salons, barbershops, retail stores, and outdoor zoos and museums to begin reopening starting May 20.

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