Similarly to New York, Connecticut's rental assistance program is also running out of funds. According to an article posted by the CT Mirror the program will run out of funds before it can assist the 20,000 applications that are still pending. The plan should be to use the $2.2 billion surplus to fund the program, invest in education, housing and much more.
State Senators made big decisions on Monday. Lawmakers voted to extend 11 of Governor Ned Lamont's executive orders including the school mask mandate. The mask mandate will now expire on February 28 and local school boards will have the authority going forward on masks. Lawmakers also approved a separate resolution to extend the public health and civil preparedness emergencies for the state until June 30, which guarantees more than $30 million per month in additional benefits for food stamps for needy families.
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