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“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."
Connecticut Restaurant Association Executive Director Scott Dolch said the move will help "hundreds and hundreds" of restaurants to remain open through the winter months.
“This new funding will help small businesses keep their doors open," declared U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Connecticut).
"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.
Nearly 17 million Covid cases, and about 308,000 related deaths, have been recorded nationwide.
“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.
Those expecting incoming state GOP leadership and Gov. Ned Lamont to agree on Connecticut’s path forward should think again.
The Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development is allocating $9 million in grants to 154 nonprofit arts organizations that were financially impacted by...
“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."
Westchester County Executive George Latimer said that county taxpayers will bear none of the costs of the move.
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...
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.
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.
“Stay in Washington, D.C. and do your job,” American Hotel & Lodging Association president and CEO Chip Rogers said.
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.