The state's annual Sales Tax-Free Week is starting this Sunday, August 16 through next Saturday, August 22.
Our state has been devastated by Tropical Storm Isaias, causing over 700,000 power outages across Connecticut, prompting Governor Ned Lamont Wednesday to apply for an emergency declaration from the federal government. The declaration was approved and allows Connecticut to request direct federal assistance to bolster its response.
I want to give you an important update on the ongoing energy pricing issue that has affected Connecticut ratepayers at this critical time. After the legislature reached out with our concerns, the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) ordered Eversource to restore prior rates as of June 30, no later than August 7, while their investigation continues. We have also been informed that PURA is planning a hearing in August.
To help you and our neighbors stay up-to-date on the ever-evolving stream of information related to the COVID-19/Coronavirus pandemic, my office and I are working to provide news as it develops over social media and by email.
This is a recap of some of this week’s highlights:
Phase 3 Reopening Delayed
Eight Additional States Added to Regional Travel Advisory
Paycheck Protection Plan Extended
Election Day Volunteers
As we continue to monitor the ever-evolving stream of information related to the pandemic, I am encouraged by Connecticut's declining numbers as well as the overall cooperation from residents.
Below is short recap of some of this week’s highlights:
Housing Relief Package
Billions in PPP Loans
Happy 4th of July!