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Recent Publications

COVID-19 Executive Orders Affecting Business, Labor, and Housing

This report provides brief summaries of the governor's COVID-19 executive orders concerning business, labor, and housing.

COVID-19 Executive Orders Affecting Health and Human Services

This report provides brief summaries of the governor's COVID-19 executive orders concerning health and human services.

COVID-19 Executive Orders Affecting Education and Child Care

This report provides brief summaries of the governor's COVID-19 executive orders concerning education and child care.

COVID-19 Executive Orders Affecting State and Local Government Operations and Elections

This report provides brief summaries of the governor's COVID-19 executive orders concerning state and local government operations and elections.

Health and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts and the COVID-19 Pandemic

This report explains federal rules that apply to health and dependent care flexible spending accounts, including the "use it or lose it" rule, and summarizes any relief from the rules available in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Felony Convictions and Employment

This report describes the consequences of a felony conviction on employment.

Impact of COVID-19 on the State's Leisure and Hospitality Industry

This report describes the impact of COVID-19 on the state's leisure and hospitality industry, including the effects on employment and tax collections.

Special Services Districts (SSDs) in Connecticut's Downtowns

This report provides a directory of special services districts (SSDs) in Connecticut's business districts.

Statute of Limitations to Prosecute a Mandated Reporter’s Failure to Report Child Abuse or Neglect

This report summarizes the statute of limitations for prosecuting a mandated reporter who fails to report child abuse or neglect and the penalty associated with the offense in the different states.

Guide to Connecticut's Business Tax Credits

This report describes Connecticut's business tax credits.

Tax Benefits for Volunteer Firefighters and EMS Personnel

This report describes tax benefits enacted by Congress for volunteer firefighters and emergency medical services (EMS) personnel. It also answers the question of whether any Connecticut programs qualify for these benefits.

Electric Supplier Variable Rates

This report describes PA 15-90, An Act Concerning Variable Electric Rates, and provides current data on variable rate residential accounts.

Special License Plates

This report provides a list of special license plates established in statute along with their associated fees and where the revenue goes.

COVID-19 Business Reopening Self-Certifications

This report provides summary data on Connecticut businesses that have self-certified to reopen during the COVID-19 pandemic pursuant to the DECD Sector Rules.

Issue Brief: COVID-19 and Connecticut Long-Term Care Facilities

This report briefly describes the effects of COVID-19 on long-term care facilities in Connecticut.

Issue Brief: COVID-19 Housing Assistance

This report briefly describes housing assistance programs available during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Issue Brief: Public Assistance Programs and COVID-19

This report briefly describes how some public assistance programs have changed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Issue Brief: Pandemic Related Business Assistance

This report briefly describes federal and Connecticut pandemic related business assistance.

Issue Brief: Student Loan Relief Options During the COVID-19 Pandemic

This report briefly describes student relief options available during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Paycheck Protection Program Assistance to Connecticut Businesses

This report provides data on the 2020 Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) assistance provided to Connecticut businesses.