Based on the fact that the education department of any town or city makes up a majority of that municipality’s annual budget, it is important to be educated on its status, both fiscally and operationally. This has been particularly true with the challenges of COVID-19 while educating our youth and maintaining safety for parents, students, teachers, institutional staff and external support such as transportation service workers.
Susan Patricelli Regan (left), host of CT Valley Views, again speaks with Dr. Jordan Grossman (right), superintendent of Granby Public Schools, regarding the COVID-19 challenges to the curriculum, budget, student and parent adjustments and planning for 2021 year.
The SAM CT Task Force was created in Connecticut in 2019 to provide real competition to the two-party monopoly that has had a stranglehold on voters for decades and that forces candidates into partisan camps focused on reelection rather than issues that concern the voters of the Constitution State.
Critical to the administrative infrastructure of Connecticut, the Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) oversees a wide range of programs promoting business retention and recruitment, Brownfield redevelopment, the arts, historic preservation and tourism.
Since the COVID-19 pandemic struck Connecticut, the approximately 220,000 members of the Connecticut AFL-CIO (American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations) have been an integral part of keeping the state functioning.
During this challenging time for Granby and the world, CT Valley Views wants to continue to bring its viewers informative shows with knowledgeable guests about subjects important to the quality of life and fiscal health of our state.
Susan Patricelli Regan, host of CT Valley Views had the opportunity to interview Oz Griebel, chair of Serve America Movement (SAM) that was initiated on a national basis in 2016, and more recently, in 2019, in Connecticut.
Marissa P. Gillett is chairman of PURA (Public Utility Regulatory Authority), the department statutorily charged with regulating the rates and services of Connecticut’s investor-owned electricity, natural gas, water and telecommunication companies and is the franchising authority for the state’s cable television companies.
Along with Governor Lamont’s recent Executive Order to have Connecticut be carbon-free by 2040, there are new regulations for recycling and trash for private and commercial customers. For those who don’t adapt, there will be fines for not complying.
Marissa P. Gillett is the new chair of the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) and recently stated that affordability across all customer classes will be a focus during her five-year term, but warned that it will likely take a few years to draft and enact policies that have meaningful impacts on Connecticut’s ranking as one of the most expensive for energy costs in the lower 48 states.