The General Assembly overwhelmingly adopted a measure Tuesday creating an emergency, interest-free loan program for an estimated 1,500 federal employees in Connecticut affected by the U.S. government shutdown.
The bipartisan deal will provide state-backed loans from banks.
Webstet Bank President and CEO John R. Ciulla (left) and Gov. Ned Lamont talk with Capitol reporters. Gov. Ned Lamont and the president of Webster Bank announced a new partnership Tuesday to provide interest-free loans to essential federal workers who are unable to receive unemployment assistance during the government shutdown, now entering its 25th day. […]
Adrian Pellot and his wife Sarah Small are among the roughly 150 Transportation Security Administration agents at Bradley International Airport who missed their first paycheck last week, and the couple’s concerns are mounting as the federal government shutdown rolls into a 24th day.
Terence Ward has worked for the U.S. Justice Department for 28 years and plans to continue to do so, but after next Friday, he and all 22 employees of the federal public defender’s office in the state will work without pay if the government shutdown continues. Ward is one of about 1,500 federal employees in the state affected by the shutdown, which isn’t likely to end soon and whose impact in Connecticut will grow with time.