Press Releases

Governor Ned Lamont


Governor Lamont Applauds House Approval of Legislation on Tax Fairness During the COVID-19 Pandemic

(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont is applauding the Connecticut House of Representatives for approving legislation today regarding issues of tax fairness during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The Connecticut House of Representatives passing House Bill 6516 is a great step forward toward tax fairness in our state,” Governor Lamont said. “Thousands of residents had to suddenly begin working remotely out of necessity, telecommuting for their personal safety and that of their loved ones, and they should be protected against paying a penny in extra taxes last year as a result. Changes to our PILOT program will help lift up our cities, the cultural heartbeats of our state, and provide them with the resources they need to thrive. This bill also provides a helping hand to families in need, and removes a barrier to financial success in repealing liens on the property of public assistance recipients. This represents a commitment to a policy approach that helps to provide necessary action for a fair shot at success for all families across our state.”

The legislation is House Bill 6516, An Act Mitigating Adverse Tax Consequences Resulting From Employees Working Remotely During COVID-19, and Concerning the Removal of Liens on the Property of Public Assistance Beneficiaries and a Three-Tiered Grants in Lieu of Taxes Program.

It next must be approved by the State Senate.

Twitter: @GovNedLamont
Facebook: Office of Governor Ned Lamont