by Christine Stuart | April 18, 2014 7:17am
(Updated 1:28 p.m.) It’s been a week since the House, in a rare move, defeated a bill that would have banned genetically modified grass seed just one day after the Senate passed it.
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by Christine Stuart | April 10, 2014 4:46pm
(Updated 5:43 p.m.) Less than 24 hours after the Senate approved a bill banning genetically modified grass seed, the House found bipartisan agreement to kill it.
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by Christine Stuart | April 9, 2014 9:05pm
Senate Democrats passed legislation banning genetically modified grass seed Wednesday night over Republican questions on why the bill did not go through the traditional legislative process.
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by Hugh McQuaid | April 9, 2014 5:30am
The Senate is poised to approve a ban on genetically modified grass seed in Connecticut, but House Speaker Brendan Sharkey and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy are not sold on the idea.
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by Henry N. Talmage | April 6, 2014 9:37pm
For the last few years, the news has been positive for the agricultural industry here in Connecticut. The number of farmers markets across the state is on the rise. Our friends and neighbors are committed to buying our products.
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by Hugh McQuaid | March 28, 2014 5:30am
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy renewed his push for legislation Wednesday to protect horse owners from additional liability following a Supreme Court decision regarding “Scuppy,” a horse that bit a child in 2006.
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by Christine Stuart | March 17, 2014 11:58am
Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy called U.S. House Speaker John Boehner’s characterization of how some states planned to use the U.S. Agriculture Department’s food stamp program “reprehensible.”
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by Hugh McQuaid | March 14, 2014 2:23pm
Opponents of genetically modified organisms and pesticides are pushing to enact the first ever ban on GMO grass to prevent the development of pesticide-resistant “super weeds.”
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by Hugh McQuaid & Brian McCready | March 7, 2014 7:30pm
The Consumer Protection Department will not revoke the marijuana growers license of a Fairfield company whose manager failed to disclose that he had a similar permit revoked in Boulder, Colo. two years ago.
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by Brian McCready | March 6, 2014 6:30am
Consumer Protection Commissioner William Rubenstein said Wednesday he is “very disturbed about what is alleged” against the manager of a company selected by the state to grow medical marijuana in West Haven.
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