The jobless would receive half of the $600-a-week they were getting and it will take weeks to get that help.
GOP efforts to protect businesses from COVID lawsuits are a major stumbling block in negotiations over a new stimulus bill.
While the state as a whole has a good census response rate, Hartford has the worst one in the nation.
While the GOP has offered to relax restrictions, it opposes new pandemic funds for state and local governments.
The federal moratorium on evictions is also ending Friday, and state protections lapse soon after.
An extension of federal unemployment benefits, another round of stimulus checks and hazard pay are on the table.
Self-employed and ‘gig’ economy workers will have to wait for their benefits, as will everyone owed back federal benefits.
Connecticut’s economy likely will re-emerge from the coronavirus pandemic in small steps, beginning in June and continuing throughout the year.
The jobless in Connecticut will wait weeks for help from the state or federal government.
DeLauro, Himes, Courtney and Larson all drove from Connecticut to approve $2 trillion package amid coronavirus concerns.
The bill would pour billions into states like Connecticut, give Americans $1,200 checks and boost unemployment benefits.
The House has teed up a multi-billion dollar coronavirus bill with a new paid sick leave program and enhanced unemployment insurance.