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Governor cites five-week
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Posted By: NorthernDog, 4/1/2020 4:13:40 PM

Connecticut residents suddenly out of work as a result of the coronavirus pandemic might not see their first unemployment payment until the first week of May, Gov. Ned Lamont said Tuesday. Lamont reported no fresh new surge in claims for unemployment benefits, after the state saw roughly 100,000 file after his March 10 declaration of a public health emergency in response to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus. The Connecticut Department of Labor had reported a processing delay of two to three weeks due to staff being overwhelmed by processing applications while working remotely on outdated computer systems. On Tuesday

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5 weeks! Many people will be financially broke well before they see their first check.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: MMC 4/1/2020 4:32:29 PM (No. 365330)
And a Democrat governor that cant handle crisis.. I went to website to find party affiliations.. I had to dig deep.. why? #useless
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Reply 2 - Posted by: john56 4/1/2020 4:35:43 PM (No. 365333)
I guess here's another mess that President Trump will have to clean up and watch Gov. Democrat Doofus take the credit for it.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Avikingman 4/1/2020 4:41:50 PM (No. 365344)
That would be Gov. Tax Lamont. Remember the name. CT is a mess.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: judy 4/1/2020 5:20:56 PM (No. 365381)
The only thing Democrat Governors do is complain, trash Trump, beg for federal $$$ & whine.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: snapper451 4/1/2020 5:27:02 PM (No. 365388)
Pelosi and Chuck U insisted that the funds be dispersed in this fashion, fully knowing it would fail and then they could blame President Trump. He is on the record saying that this was a plan to fail - lower the boom on them Mr. President!
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Reply 6 - Posted by: skacmar 4/1/2020 5:29:42 PM (No. 365397)
Here's an idea Governor Lamont: Bring the people responsible to process the unemployment claims and update the computer system to process these claims back to work in the state offices where they can do their work correctly! They are essential employees at this time and the work that they will perform may be just as important to some people's survival as that of many others who are required to work in their offices / places of employment. Stop making excuses and get it done. It is time that Governors took responsibility for their state's messes and stop making excuses or shifting blame and just do what it takes to get it done!
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Reply 7 - Posted by: bad-hair 4/1/2020 5:59:30 PM (No. 365422)
This is beginning to look like my congress critters just spent 2 trillion dollars they don't have to send me a 1200 dollar check I don't need sooner or later because their swivel servants are all on paid leave plus Their $1200 checks. We're from the government and put your hands behind your back etc etc etc ...
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Reply 8 - Posted by: JediJerry 4/1/2020 6:12:15 PM (No. 365428)
I guess no food for dinner for five weeks. Sorry honey, sorry kids.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: RuckusTom 4/1/2020 7:37:03 PM (No. 365479)
Gonna be some riots when people can't buy their Colt 40 and the newest Jordans.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: stablemoney 4/1/2020 8:05:04 PM (No. 365500)
The Gov should have foreseen unemployment claims rising 5 weeks ago, and done something about it. The Gov is being too slow in getting this done. MSDNC and CNN need to cover this nonstop until the Gov does get it done.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: whyyeseyec 4/1/2020 8:35:26 PM (No. 365521)
Govt doing what it does best - failing.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: anniebc 4/1/2020 10:47:42 PM (No. 365629)
This ought to go over well. It will demonstrate how government is not equipped to really help people in time of need. God never fails; false gods not so much.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: ROLFNader 4/2/2020 9:37:57 AM (No. 365983)
Wow! What a surprise! Same here in Michigan. NO excuse for getting at least some money out immediately in any state that has income tax. Send a damned check to every one based on their income from that period and sort out the present amount owed on their own slothful manner.They sure as heck could get a threat of penalties, fines, imprisonment out in a couple of days if you were to hold up their money every April.
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