Pandemic bonuses for CT private-sector essential workers will likely be reduced as surging demand tests the program’s budget.
The number of applications for pandemic bonuses for CT private-sector workers in the first days of the program crashed the program’s website.
House Speaker Matt Ritter on Saturday named Larry McHugh, the former chair of the UConn Board of Trustees, to the CT Port Authority board.
Essential CT private-sector employees who staffed vital services during the pandemic can now apply for up to a $1,000 bonus from the state.
A recent Pew report provided a sobering reminder of just how far Connecticut still has to go to overcome decades of fiscal irresponsibility.
Of the $125 million that CT legislators set aside for the child tax credit, about $92.5 million has been claimed.
The State Bond Commission approved more than $60 million for dozens of projects in lawmakers’ home districts.
West Haven has been effectively cut out of grants from CT’s State Bond Commission, an indication of the extent of the city’s fiscal problems.
Bob Stefanowski’s $640 million relief plan would tap CT’s rainy day fund to help small businesses replenish the unemployment trust.
The child tax rebate is available to single parents who earned $100,000 or less and to couples who make $200,000 or less.
Connecticut’s $4.3 billion budget surplus allows the state to make a huge payment against longstanding pension debt.
State auditors say the tax department never fulfilled a 2019 directive to come up with a plan to secure $30 million from online transactions.
CT used billions of budget surplus dollars to pay down pension debt, freeing up $440 million annually to use for other programs.
The state has awarded just 1.1% of the $34 million budget for the Essential Workers COVID-19 Assistance Program since it launched.
Whoever wins this fall’s gubernatorial election cannot, by law, propose a new budget without showing how it addresses inequities.