Helping Unpaid Federal Workers

January 22, 2019

Quick action today in Hartford will help our friends and neighbors who are in desperate financial straits due to the federal shutdown.

We passed emergency legislation designed to assist 1500 federal workers in CT who are working without pay - including over 200 at Danbury FCI. The bill:

  • Creates a no-interest state-backed loan program during the shutdown
  • Adjusts statutes for collecting unemployment compensation benefits
  • Allows towns to extend their property tax/fee deadlines