The Connecticut Conference of Municipalities chastised Gov. Ned Lamont Thursday for not sending emerrgency federal pandemic funding directly to communities.
COVID-19 fatalities rose by 84 Wednesday, bringing the overall death toll to 3,125. A day earlier there were 33 deaths.
Research programs could resume as early as May 20, but it’s unclear if campuses will reopen fully this fall.
During the last recession, schools in the state shed 1,300 jobs. A larger economic slowdown is predicted this time.
Besides pressing for more money, the nation’s governors are seeking flexibility in how they can use the funds.
The coronavirus made the financial problems facing local journalism worse as ad revenues sharply declined due to the shutdown.
Mnuchin wants $250 billion more for Paycheck Protection Program loans that are in great demand by CT small businesses.
Himes has abandoned traditional duties to plead for hospital supplies and reach out in Spanish to his district’s hardest-hit residents.
As part of the federal coronavirus response, a new $350 billion federal loan program will begin accepting applications on Friday.
The jobless in Connecticut will wait weeks for help from the state or federal government.
Gov. Lamont: “We’re running like hell and the virus is right behind us.”