House Votes to Continue Emergencies

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Many Republicans said Thursday that they believed the emergency is over. 

By Hugh McQuaid, CTNewsJunkie.com 

The House voted Thursday afternoon, mostly along party lines, to extend the public health and civil preparedness emergencies that have allowed the state to maintain a $30 million monthly boost in federal reimbursements under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

The resolution transferred authority of those declarations from the executive branch to the legislature and extended them until June 30. As he explained the change, Rep. Mike D’Agostino, D-Hamden, said the governor would derive no power from the vote.

“This is solely by its terms a legislative declaration pursuant to our constitutional power under Article 3 and from that flows no authority to the executive,” D’Agostino said.

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