New Laws as of January 1st

December 27, 2021
In addition to marking the start of a new year, January 1 also marks the enactment of new laws in our state. Please remember that some laws passed in 2021 won't take effect until later in the year or in 2023, e.g. recreational cannabis. Below I've gathered just a few that will go into effect on the first of the year which I think will be of interest to you.
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Energy Assistance Programs

December 10, 2021
Increasing fuel prices will present additional challenges for Connecticut residents to keep warm this winter season.

For those who need help, I want to share information on energy assistance services available in the state.

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Applications for New Paid Family & Medical Leave Program to be Accepted Starting January

December 6, 2021

It is with a combination of relief, joy and pride that I announce that the State's Family and Medical Leave program is up-and-running, and will begin accepting applications for claims right after the New Year. 
In my former role with the Permanent Commission on the Status of Women, I was part of a team working to lay the foundation for this life-altering program. To see it bear fruit, after seven years of advocacy, feels miraculous!

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Shop Local During National Small Business Week

September 15, 2021
It's National Small Business Week, the perfect opportunity for us to recognize the hard work and accomplishments of our state’s and nation's small business owners and leaders. More than half of Americans either own or work for a small business, and they create roughly 66% of jobs in our country each year.
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