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Stay Informed About COVID-19
For the latest information from the State of Connecticut on COVID-19, residents are encouraged to visit ct.gov/coronavirus.


The Affects of COVID-19 on Children & Seniors
Those 60 years of age and older are particularly vulnerable. See the poster for more information.



Juneteenth Agenda 2020


Juneteenth Agenda 2020

Senate Democrats Juneteenth Agenda 2020
The Connecticut Senate Democratic Caucus announced a series of wide-ranging policy proposals to address police accountability and systemic racial inequities during the 2020 special session.

More details on the proposals can be found here.

Bergstein, Senate Passes Bipartisan Bill to Help Federal Employees in Connecticut Survive Government Shutdown

State Senator Alex Bergstein (D-Greenwich) and the Connecticut State Senate voted today on an overwhelming and bipartisan basis to financially help the estimated 1,500 federal employees who live and work in Connecticut but who have been furloughed without pay due to the ongoing federal government shutdown.

The Senate voted 32-1 in favor of House Bill 5765, “AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE FEDERAL SHUTDOWN AFFECTED EMPLOYEES LOAN PROGRAM AND PROVIDING ADDITIONAL ASSISTANCE TO FEDERAL EMPLOYEES.”

This bill was sponsored by all six legislative leaders from both the Democratic and Republican caucuses, and was crafted with the input and endorsement of Governor Ned Lamont and the Connecticut Bankers Association.

“I want to thank Governor Lamont and the Democratic and Republican leaders of the legislature for their support of this legislation. This is an excellent example of the public-private partnerships that can be used to solve some of Connecticut’s most pressing issues,” said Sen. Bergstein, who is the Senate Chair of the Banking Committee who brought the bill out on the floor of the Senate for debate. “As Banking Committee chairman, I applaud the civic spirit of the Connecticut banks who are providing 90 percent of the financial aid offered in this bill. This legislation allows federal employees to make their mortgage payments and feed their families during this time of uncertainty.”

The bill—which becomes effective immediately upon Gov. Lamont’s signature—affects approximately 1,500 federal furloughed employees, non-furloughed employees, and furloughed employees who have bene called back to work.

The new program calls for the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority (CHFA) to guarantees loans to eligible employees from private banks. The loans are equal to $5,000 or the regular monthly take-home pay of an employee (whichever is lower), minus any unemployment the employee may be receiving.

Eligible employees may receive up to three loans, one for each 30 day period of the shutdown. Loans are interest-free for 270 days after the shutdown, and the loans must be repaid within 270 days of the end of the federal shutdown in three to six installment payments. The State of Connecticut is guaranteeing just 10 percent of the aggregate amount loaned.

The bill also allows (but does not require) municipalities and/or special taxing districts to offer local tax deferment programs and/or water/sewer payment deferments to federal employees affected by the shutdown.

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