COVID-19: The role of the Legislature

Dear neighbor,

Every day, I talk to constituents who are trying to live their lives as best they can under the circumstances. Some contact me because they are having difficulty accessing unemployment insurance benefits from a state system that has been utterly overwhelmed by demand. Others are hoping to keep their businesses alive and want answers about when they can reopen. One woman contacted me because she is working fewer hours—and with less income, she struggles to pay her rent and cannot afford medical treatments she needs. Some people have shared their perspectives on public health practices, while many shared messages they sent to the governor. And some citizens write expressing their hopes that the legislature will intervene in events in one way or another.