Pandemic Relief

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Connecticut House Republicans have proposed an alternative to Democratic Governor Ned Lamont’s spending plan for the American Rescue Act funding. The state is set to receive $2.6 billion in federal assistance.

Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y.
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Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer visited Long Island to urge local substance use counselors to apply for federal funds to help combat the opioid epidemic.

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Connecticut’s new revenue consensus figures from April show the state on track to end its fiscal year on June 30 with a $250 million budget surplus. That’s higher than had earlier been anticipated. 

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Restaurants, caterers and breweries can soon apply for funds from a new $28.6 billion grant as part of President Biden’s coronavirus relief package.

Conn. Gov. Ned Lamont
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On Monday Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont will share his plan with lawmakers on how the state should spend $2.6 billion in American Rescue funds. That’s part of about $6 billion in federal Coronavirus relief earmarked for Connecticut. There are competing visions of how the money should be spent.

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