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Recent Publications

Expired and Extended COVID-19 Executive Orders

This report describes the COVID-19 executive orders that expired (as of May 21 and May 29, 2021) and those the governor extended (through June 1, June 30, and July 20, respectively).

COVID-19 Executive Orders Extended Past April 20

This report lists the COVID-19 executive orders that the governor extended past April 20, 2021.

Voter Identification Requirements in Connecticut

This report summarizes identification requirements in Connecticut for registering to vote and for voting in person.

Flat Glass Licenses

This report provides information on flat glass installers in Connecticut and whether other states license them.

Zebra Mussels in New England

This report summarizes laws and regulations in New England that restrict the movement or possession of zebra mussels.

Education Mandates Enacted in 2019

This report summarizes the local education mandates the legislature enacted during the 2019 session.

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.