Policy News

Friday, June 12, 2020
Connecticut teams up with Indeed on back-to-work initiative

HARTFORD, CT -- Connecticut has teamed with employment search engine Indeed to create a state-specific online portal to link those who have lost jobs during the coronavirus pandemic with employers as the economy reopens. Gov. Ned Lamont said Thursday the portal is the first of its kind in the country and part of a new program called the CT Back to Work Initiative, which also will include an online job fair and online job training programs for the approximately 610,000 state residents who have filed for unemployment during the pandemic.

Wednesday, April 29, 2020
Governor Lamont Urges Local Governments and Community Partners to Establish Long-Term Recovery Committees

HARTFORD, CT -- Governor Ned Lamont is urging community stakeholders throughout the State of Connecticut – including municipal officials, community-based organizations, nonprofit providers, and philanthropic partners – to establish local long-term recovery committees that will help meet urgent needs, accelerate recovery, and expedite coordination with the state’s emergency management structure in the ongoing response and recovery efforts from the COVID-19 pandemic. CCP President Karla Fortunato is among the organizational leaders across the state involved organizing the initiative.

Wednesday, April 29, 2020
State Looks to Local Expertise, Nonprofits, Philanthropy to Advance Economic Recovery

HARTFORD, CT -- The state has now also announced plans to develop a statewide effort rooted in the state’s 169 communities. The newest initiative, to include municipal officials, community-based organizations, nonprofit providers, and philanthropic partners – establishes local long-term recovery committees that will help meet urgent needs, accelerate recovery, and expedite coordination with the state’s emergency management structure, according to state officials. CCP President Karla Fortunato is among the organizational leaders across the state involved organizing the initiative.

Tuesday, April 14, 2020
Will the virus kill American child care? Centers across America need help desperately

NEW YORK, NY -- Imagine, for a moment, a future when the coronavirus pandemic is at last behind us. Stores are reopening, people are leaving their homes and workers are returning to their jobs. However, because Congress did not provide for the thousands of child-care providers across the country that desperately needed assistance, the vast majority have been forced to close their doors forever.

Monday, April 13, 2020
U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and U.S. Census Bureau Director Steven Dillingham Statement on 2020 Census Operational Adjustments Due to COVID-19

WASHINGTON, DC -- WASHINGTON, DC -- The 2020 Census is underway and more households across America are responding every day. Over 70 million households have responded to date, representing over 48% of all households in America. In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, the U.S. Census Bureau is adjusting 2020 Census operations.

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