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February 22, 2017

Report Finds Immigrants Are A Powerful Economic Force In Connecticut

by Jack Kramer | February 22, 2017 11:30am

Courtesy of the New American Economy HARTFORD, CT – A new report shows that immigrant-lead households in Connecticut earned $18.9 billion in 2014 – 13.9 percent of all income earned by everyone in the state that year.

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January 26, 2017

Three Shoreline Lawmakers Express Reservations About Legalizing Marijuana

by Jack Kramer | January 26, 2017 5:30am

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie GUILFORD - One of the highly anticipated dialogues of the 2017 legislative session is a conversation about whether Connecticut will join the growing list of states to legalize recreational marijuana.

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January 25, 2017

Manchester Lawmaker Suggests Cat Licensing

by Christine Stuart | January 25, 2017 10:00am

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut already licenses dogs, so what about cats? It admittedly sounds like a crazy idea until you begin to unpack it, according to state Rep. Kelly Luxenberg, D-Manchester.

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January 10, 2017

A New Report Warns of The Dangers of Energy Sprawl

by Jack Kramer | January 10, 2017 12:27pm

leungchopan via shutterstock HARTFORD, CT – A new report both documents and warns about the surge in proposals to use farmland and forest for the construction of large solar electricity-generating facilities in Connecticut.

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November 10, 2016

Will Connecticut Pull the Weeds Growing at the Massachusetts Border?

by Jack Kramer | November 10, 2016 11:00am

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Voters in the state of Massachusetts on Tuesday legalized recreational marijuana beginning in 2018. The move is expected to fuel debate on whether Connecticut will soon follow.

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October 28, 2016

OP-ED | Connecticut Lawmakers Won’t Be Able To Resist The Evil Weed

by Terry Cowgill | October 28, 2016 4:30am

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Get ready, Connecticut. We could be seeing an influx of incense, black lights and people who say “dude” and laugh inappropriately. That’s because if the residents of of neighboring Massachusetts pass a ballot initiative next month allowing for the legal sale and consumption of recreational marijuana, Connecticut will almost certainly follow suit.

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August 5, 2016

OP-ED | We’re All Going to Pay for Climate Change Sooner or Later

by Susan Bigelow | August 5, 2016 9:00am

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There’s something off about the seasons. Don’t you feel it? Haven’t you sensed, these past few years, that things haven’t been right? Slowly, slowly, the weather’s changing as the world is shifting.

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June 22, 2016

Connecticut’s Medical Marijuana Program Touted As A Success

by Jack Kramer | June 22, 2016 9:30am

shutterstock The number of patients in the state of Connecticut receiving medical marijuana treatment has grown from 2,000 a few years ago to 11,000, according to Department of Consumer Protection Deputy Commissioner Michelle Seagull.

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June 6, 2016

Connecticut Farming Seeing Positive Trends; CT Ag Commissioner Says It’s Cool To Be A Farmer Again

by Jack Kramer | June 6, 2016 5:01pm

Photo provided by Murphy's staff Connecticut politicians Monday heard both encouraging and discouraging news about the status of farming in the state at a roundtable discussion on Monday.

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May 4, 2016

Open Space Falls Short Of Super Majority

by Jack Kramer | May 4, 2016 11:54pm

CTNewsJunkie file photo A constitutional amendment to bolster the protection of state-owned open space passed the Senate and House before the General Assembly adjourned Wednesday. However, proponents will have to raise the bill again next year in order to get it on the ballot for voters.

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