State Comptroller Natalie Braswell announced that her office will transfer $3.1 billion into the rainy-day fund. This move triggers a statutory mandate that requires a one-time, special payment of $2.8 billion to be made toward the state’s unfunded pension liabilities.
In May, the State Bond Commission voted to award the Town of Canton a $550,000 state grant for the replacement of its communications console and to renovate the room in which the console is housed. Tomorrow, I will join the Lt. Governor and local leaders to announce this investment in the Canton Police Department and public safety.
The federal government is putting a pause on sending free COVID-19 testing kits. Friday, September 2 will be the last day you can order them.
Please visit covid.gov/tests to order free tests. Each household can order up to 16 rapid antigen tests.
Every home in the U.S. can request 3 orders of free at-home tests (16 tests total) per residential address. Residents who would like to request free COVID-19 tests must place an order by Friday, September 2.
The Connecticut Department of Labor (CTDOL) is alerting residents about a series of text scams that include links to fake webpages resembling CTDOL unemployment pages, including the unemployment benefits login page.
The U.S. Department of Education has implemented temporary changes to the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program rules that make it easier for federal student loan borrowers to receive credit for past periods of repayment that would otherwise not qualify for forgiveness. These changes end on October 31, 2022. After this date, normal PSLF rules will apply.