Because of recent events, many Americans may be observing this Fourth of July in a more solitary or sober way than has previously been their custom. At Yankee Institute, we mark America’s Independence Day with celebration and thanksgiving. Our country’s founding was truly revolutionary. It was the first to be established based – ...
Capitol Update: Day-by-day changes
As we reported last week, the state Capitol has been closed until March 30. We are hearing this could be extended as Governor Lamont and leadership continue to meet to discuss a plan moving forward. Legislative leaders plan to meet on Monday about whether to postpone the rest of the legislative session. This comes after news that state representative Jane Garibay has tested positive for the COVID-19.
It is clear that the pandemic will continue to warrant government actions, likely on a day-to-day basis for the time being. Yankee will continue to monitor these developments and report to you regularly.
The state has a dedicated coronavirus website where you can stay informed on news and guidance related to COVID-19 and its impact on Connecticut. The website is ct.gov/coronavirus. Also attached is is frequently asked questions on the State of Connecticut’s actions related to COVID-19. https://portal.ct.gov/-/media/Coronavirus/COVID-19-FAQs.pdf?la=en
Next week Governor Lamont will release an economic stimulus package to help small businesses that have slowed down or been forced to close due to COVID-19. Details are being finalized, and the package is expected to be released early next week.
We will continue to update you on any developments at the state Capitol. Please note that Yankee Institute’s insider Virtual Capitol Insider Breakfast is still planned for April 2 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am., but may change due to present circumstances.
**NOTE: To ensure the safety of our guests, this event is now a conference call only.**
In this time of crisis, Yankee is continuing to work on proposals and plans that will help Connecticut individuals, businesses and organizations during this time of crisis. Please visit our website Yankeeinstitute.org for further information. We will get through this together. Stay safe and healthy.
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