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News and notes from around the Capitol
News and notes from around Connecticut

Register today for our next Live Broadcast

  • The next CRMA Live! Broadcast will take place on Wednesday, November 10, 2021.
  • We have made slight change to the time of this virtual event, moving it from midday to morning. It will now be held from 9:00am to 10:00am.
  • Our focus will be the upcoming 2022 legislative session – and our discussion will feature two leading Capitol reporters – Chris Keating of The Hartford Courant and Christine Stuart of CTNewsJunkie.
  • We really hope you will join us for this event, and we welcome your questions. You can join us by registering here.
  • This is our last fundraiser of the year, so any support you can give us, please considering doing so.  Here is the link to the various sponsor levels.
  • As part of the broadcast, we will be presenting Rep. Kerry Wood (D-Rocky Hill) with our 2021 Legislator of the Year award.
  • Wood is House Chair of the Insurance Committee, where she led the opposition to a state run health care system. She also serves on the Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee. In that role, she has always been available to listen to our concerns on issues before the Committee.
  • Please join us on November 10th.


Listen to previous Live Broadcasts

  • The Nov. 10 Live Broadcast will be our third and final one for the year.
  • We believe these events have provided members with some very valuable information, but we understand that all of you might not have had time to see them Live.
  • You can see the previous broadcasts on-demand now, by going to our website.
  • The first one – which you can see by going here – was with DECD Commissioner David Lehman and a roundtable discussion with retailers, talking about the current state of the COVID 19 virus and a look ahead to the holiday season.
  • The second Live! included two very important special guests from the NRF to give us up-to-date real time information about supply chain and mandated vaccines and testing of employee’s. You can view it here.
  • Please take some time out of you day to view these presentations. We believe they will be worth your time.


News and Notes from Around the State Capitol

  • Tuesday is Election Day. Among the local races getting a lot of attention is the race for Mayor in Stamford, between state legislator Caroline Simmons and former Major League baseball manager Bobby Valentine.  The Associated Press has the latest here.
  • Other elections being watched around the state include for Mayor of New Britain, Danbury and East Hartford. CTNewsJunkie highlights some of the races attracting voters to the polls on Tuesday.
  • A new report by The Pew Charitable Trusts concludes that the status of Connecticut’s budget reserve fund – know as the Rainy Day Fund – is among the best in the nation. CT Mirror’s Keith Phaneuf has the story here.
  • Michael DiMassa of West Haven, accused last week of defrauding the city’s COVID relief funds, resigned his position in the state legislature this week, forcing a special election for the seat. The Governor has set December 14 for a special election to fill the vacancy.   CTNewsJunkie has the resignation details here.


News and Notes from Around Connecticut

  • The University of Connecticut’s Athletic Department is teaming up with a Connecticut brewery to launch a Huskies-themed alcoholic beverage, a beer to be known as “TwoConn Easy Ale.” New Haven BIZ has the new brew story here.
  • Attorney General William Tong and the state Department of Consumer Protection have issued a public warning about unregulated edible cannabis and hemp products that look like everyday food products like candy or chips. Hartford Business Journal reports on their warning, here.
  • M&T Bank, in the midst of an acquisition of Bridgeport’s People’s United Bank, plans to provide $43 billion in loans, investments, and other financial support for low-to-moderate-income families and neighborhoods. Fairfield County Business Journal reports the plans here.
  • Rent prices in Connecticut have surged in recent months and may rise further into 2022, although experts said they’re beginning to level off. Connecticut Post reports on the latest numbers, here.
  • With the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine on the verge of emergency use authorization for children ages 5 to 11, Connecticut has already ordered 100,000 vaccine doses for that age group and is preparing for the vaccine rollout. The Hartford Courant’s Chris Keating has the story here.