Lamont, Republican Lawmakers Quarrel Over Funding For Restaurant Industry | CT News Junkie
HARTFORD, CT — House Republicans want Gov. Ned Lamont to use $50 million in federal funding the state has already received to help struggling bars and restaurants.
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But it looks unlikely to happen if there’s no more state or local aid on its way from the federal government.
“The state’s going to do what we can to help our small businesses. We’re releasing the final $45 million to our municipalities,” Gov. Ned Lamont said Wednesday. “We’re sending out $5,000 checks to 10,000 of the state’s smallest businesses.”
Lamont said he believed many of those businesses were bars and restaurants, although the funds were not specifically designated for that industry.