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The Senate President Pro Tem’s proposal would require homeowners to pay an additional $50 in property tax a year for a house with a market value of $500,000, and another $400 a year for houses valued at $1 million.
The extension keeps in place a 9:30 p.m. curfew for businesses, with restaurants still restricted to 50% indoor capacity.
The $10 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor will help build career pathways in the information technology and advanced manufacturing sectors.
“It’s still dicey out there,” the governor told today's Economic Summit and Outlook forum, presented by the CBIA. “We’re not going to get our economy back until we can get people back to work.”
Connecticut presently ranks in the top five of states administering the vaccines to residents. The state is anticipating receipt of about 45,000 doses per week from the federal government.
The task force's priorities includes FEMA, the National Guard, cybersecurity, health care, and Covid-19.
The order retroactively and temporarily increased weekly unemployment benefits to $100 for many Connecticut residents, enabling them to qualify for the federal Lost Wages Assistance Program.
The bill seeks to “construct, maintain and operate electronic tolling systems on Interstate Route 84, Interstate Route 91, Interstate Route 95 and portions of Connecticut Route 15.”
Meanwhile, security is being beefed up around Albany and Hartford in the wake of FBI warnings that more potentially violent protests are in the making in all 50 states.
“We’re a lot further along in being proactive versus reactive -- and it’s beginning to pay dividends," says Peter Denious, president and CEO of AdvanceCT, the state government’s economic development entity.
The governor said that over 100,000 doses have been administered to date, and that some 1,800 people have received the required second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccines.
“The terrorists, traitors and enablers who instigated, aided, and abetted this coup -- including those in Congress -- must be held accountable and never walk these halls of democracy again," said Connecticut Attorney General William Tong.
This year, the governor said, “We will continue to emphasize our best-in-the-nation public schools and workforce development, making sure every child, regardless of zip code, race, color, or creed, has the best opportunity at the starting line of life.”
As of yesterday, 75,946 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines have been administered in the state.
In addition to being Deputy President Pro Tempore in the Senate, the Democrat chaired the Transportation Committee and was vice chair of Finance, Revenue & Bonding.