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Treasurer Shawn Wooden: The Business Journal Interview

“I feel very strongly that, just because (the rainy day fund) is there, we should not deplete it. While it's raining today, we don’t know how long the rain is going to last – or when it’s going to start raining again."

Another $35 million in CT small-business aid coming by year’s end

Connecticut Restaurant Association Executive Director Scott Dolch said the move will help "hundreds and hundreds" of restaurants to remain open through the winter months.

Congress passes $900 billion pandemic relief package

“This new funding will help small businesses keep their doors open," declared U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Connecticut).

Lamont updates municipalities on distribution of Covid relief funds

"I know how valuable this level of assistance is to maintaining operations for our cities and towns, and it was incumbent upon us to make the necessary changes to get these federal dollars out," said OPM Secretary Melissa McCaw.

Congress reportedly near $900 billion Covid-19 stimulus bill

Nearly 17 million Covid cases, and about 308,000 related deaths, have been recorded nationwide.

Conn. GOP working on plan to help bars and restaurants as...

“Whether it’s from part of the $1.4 billion sent by Congress through the CARES Act, or from the rainy day fund, those funds need to be opened up now to keep our industry afloat,” said CT Brewers Guild Executive Director Phil Pappas.

Lamont dismisses state GOP’s outline for business relief; expands unemployment benefits

Those expecting incoming state GOP leadership and Gov. Ned Lamont to agree on Connecticut’s path forward should think again.

154 arts groups to receive $9M in pandemic relief grants

The Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development is allocating $9 million in grants to 154 nonprofit arts organizations that were financially impacted by...

‘Needle moving in right direction’ for CT manufacturers

“Workforce development begins in kindergarten," says Kelli Vallieres, executive director of the newly-formed Connecticut Workforce Development Unit. "By talking with them at such a young age about what they’re interested in, you can find the fire that sparks their interest."

15 remote learning centers across county receiving CARES Act funding

Westchester County Executive George Latimer said that county taxpayers will bear none of the costs of the move.

Funding to help cover employee costs still available, workforce board says

The Westchester-Putnam Workforce Development Board (WPWDB) has issued a reminder that it still has federal CARES Act funding to assist employers in hiring new staff...

Gov. Lamont launches grant program to aid small businesses; Restaurant sector...

The program will provide businesses and nonprofits in Connecticut that have fewer than 20 employees, or a 2019 payroll of less than $1.5 million, with a one-time grant of $5,000.

Connecticut business groups seek $70M for small businesses

Thirteen of Connecticut’s largest business groups have sent a letter to Gov. Ned Lamont and the state’s legislative leaders seeking the creation of a new, $70 million small business grant program.

Hotels, facing ‘deep economic crater,’ press Congress for relief

“Stay in Washington, D.C. and do your job,” American Hotel & Lodging Association president and CEO Chip Rogers said.

Economy doing better than expected this year – but any optimism...

State and local governments are facing “huge revenue shortfalls,” with cuts in education and services like police and firefighting likely, according to Edward Alden of the Council on Foreign Relations.