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Monday, April 13, 2020
Census Seeks More Time Due to COVID-19

HARTFORD, CT -- With about half of Connecticut counted, the Commerce Department said Monday it will seek congressional authorization to delay the completion of the 2020 Census due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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.

Monday, March 9, 2020
Cromwell in Center of Fight Over Nonprofits’ Tax-exempt Status

HARTFORD, CT -- “There have been an increasing number of towns that have been incorrectly assessing property taxes on community nonprofits that are by law property tax exempt,” said Gian-Carl Casa, president and CEO of the Connecticut Community Nonprofit Alliance, which represents hundreds of nonprofits statewide. “It’s a cynical play, and it’s one that violates something that for hundreds of years has been the case in Connecticut.”