While bill will be rejected by the GOP-led Senate, Pelosi called a ‘proffer’ to the White House in negotiations.
GOP stimulus funds would relax restrictions on Connecticut’s COVID funds, but that’s little help to Lamont
While the GOP has offered to relax restrictions, it opposes new pandemic funds for state and local governments.
As pandemic surges, Congress pressed to take up new stimulus bill that would send billions of dollars to individuals, states
An extension of federal unemployment benefits, another round of stimulus checks and hazard pay are on the table.
CT moves forward on school reopening as virus surge prompts other states to step back
As coronavirus infections spike, states are reassessing or putting back-to-school plans on hold. Connecticut, however, is moving forward.
As Congress weighs hazard pay for pandemic’s front-line workers, advocates say it’s not enough
Connecticut’s Latino and Black workers have borne the brunt of the pandemic and advocates say they’ll need long-term help.
Congress weighs student loan forgiveness, but there’s a partisan hurdle
There’s a growing sense Congress should do more to tackle college debt, but no consensus on what should be done.
On easing absentee voting, Connecticut looks to November and beyond
Regulating the use of absentee ballots long has confounded Connecticut lawmakers. Now, it is part of the president’s campaign.
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.
Lamont joins Biden on ‘virtual roundtable’ on coronavirus response
Lamont said he hopes Connecticut can be independent of federal help if the virus returns in the fall.
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.