Connecticut’s Latino and Black workers have borne the brunt of the pandemic and advocates say they’ll need long-term help.
COVID-19 Stimulus Checks
Stimulus checks were a large part of a nationwide effort to alleviate the financial burdens of those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic — that includes Connecticut residents. Read more about the state’s handlings of COVID relief below.
Larson, Tong tackling nursing home attempts to seize resident’s stimulus checks
The Trump administration has warned long-term care facilities they can be prosecuted if they seize the payments.
Lamont: Extending $600-a-week federal jobless benefit may ‘discourage work’
An extension of federal unemployment benefits until 2021? ‘I don’t think we need that,’ the governor said.
Report: Lack of more federal help could cost Connecticut 60,000 jobs
The Economic Policy Institute projects large job losses in Connecticut and other states without $1 trillion in federal help.
U.S. House approves new stimulus payments, billions for states, in massive coronavirus bill
Many HEROES Act provisions are likely to be dropped or scaled back to win Senate and White House support.
In new stimulus bill, Pelosi rejects Blumenthal-sponsored paycheck guarantee proposal
House progressives want to hold up the vote for the HEROES Act, in part because the paycheck provision isn’t included.
House Dems propose new $1,200 stimulus checks, billions for states, renters, and essential workers
Connecticut Democrats support the $3 trillion bill, but Republicans say the ‘wish list’ is DOA.
As hunger grows in Connecticut, there’s a push in Washington to expand food stamps
There’s no guarantee, however, that food stamps will be available to all those in Connecticut who need the help.
CT DOL is processing $600 stimulus checks for unemployed
Tweaks to Connecticut’s unemployment computer system will allow the payment of $600 stimulus checks.
U.S. House approves new coronavirus stimulus bill; CT Dems say it’s not enough
“’This is not everything we wanted,” said Rep. Rosa DeLauro. “Next we need relief for states and localities.”
Blumenthal presses for aid to local media in next coronavirus stimulus bill
The coronavirus made the financial problems facing local journalism worse as ad revenues sharply declined due to the shutdown.
Himes: COVID-19 leaves Fairfield County ‘one step ahead of the tiger’
Himes has abandoned traditional duties to plead for hospital supplies and reach out in Spanish to his district’s hardest-hit residents.
CT lawmakers win feud with IRS over seniors’ coronavirus stimulus checks
The Treasury Department reversed itself on requiring low-income seniors to file tax returns to receive $1,200 stimulus checks.
When will you get that stimulus check and how big will it be?
Most will receive $1,200 checks, but those who don’t file taxes or make too much money will be locked out.
Lamont, governors from region, ask for $100 billion from feds to respond to coronavirus
Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey say they are “on the front lines” of the coronavirus emergency.