Drought Assistance for FarmersOctober 26, 2020
All eight counties in Connecticut have received federal disaster declarations due to ongoing drought that has negatively impacted the state's farming industry. The declaration allows farmers who suffered qualifying farm-related losses caused by the designated disaster to apply for assistance from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency (FSA).
Milling, Resurfacing Project on Route 44 in Pomfret Begins Monday, October 26October 20, 2020
The Connecticut Department of Transportation will begin milling and resurfacing a 0.79-mile segment of Route 44 in Pomfret.
PURA Schedules Hearing on Eversource Rate IncreaseAugust 12, 2020
You have the opportunity to express your opinion on the recent rate increase by Eversource. The Public Utilities Regulatory Authority has announced a hearing is scheduled for Monday, August 24 to conduct a review of Eversource to determine if the utility is benefiting from increased revenues at ratepayer expense.
Addressing Rising Energy CostsJuly 29, 2020
After hearing an outcry from customers and constituents on the recent rising energy costs, the Energy and Technology Committee and bi-partisan legislative leaders issued a communication to the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) requesting suspension of the July 1 delivery rate increase and related charges.
Road Milling and Resurfacing Project in Pomfret to Begin July 13July 7, 2020
The Connecticut Department of Transportation will begin a milling and resurfacing project of Route 97 and SR 644 (Murdoch Road) in Pomfret.
Reopening ConnecticutMay 1, 2020
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic and daily information on cases and outcomes, we are finally seeing some steady progress towards re-opening. Thanks to the social distancing measures we put in place and most everyone's cooperation and compliance, we have seen a daily decline in hospitalizations across the state. As a result, Governor Lamont announced the state will begin a cautious, phased-in re-opening beginning on May 20th.
Coronavirus Stimulus Package FAQApril 2, 2020
Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, and it was signed into law by President Trump on Friday.
To help Connecticut residents understand the details of the bill and how it can potentially provide assistance during the COVID-19 crisis, Senator Chris Murphy's office has compiled a list of frequently asked questions.
OLR's 2020 Major Issues Report is AvailableJanuary 16, 2020
The non-partisan Office of Legislative Research recently published the 2020 Major Issues report, which summarizes key issues the legislature could take up during the upcoming session.