As I reflect on the horrible reality of George Floyd being murdered by a police officer in broad daylight, I recall use of force incidents by police officers in our own City and State. These past few days, I have been asked by many folks what we as a state have done and can do in response.
Today, the State Bonding Commission met for a virtual meeting to approve much-needed Coronavirus aid as well as dozens of other items that will have long term impacts on cities and towns across Connecticut.
If you are a worker and find yourself unable to go to work, or if you are an employer and need to temporarily close your business, the following information will help answer most of the frequently asked questions.
This year's proposal would mark the first update to these state statutes in over two decades.
Many of you have reached out regarding the overflow of sewage into Black Rock Harbor. The harbor is one of our greatest natural resources. I share the concern about our water quality. My staff and I have been briefed by the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) and I’d like to explain a little further what’s been occurring on our city’s shoreline.
The Department of Revenue Services misinterpreted language in the budget we passed and put an overly broad tax on many grocery items not previously taxed. We never intended to expand the tax that broadly. But after discussions with Governor Lamont, we succeeded in getting DRS to rescind this policy, and now the tax will reflect our actual intentions.