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April 21, 2017

Blumenthal Offers Public Health Advisory On Ticks As Connecticut Population Surges

by Jack Kramer | April 21, 2017 5:30am

shutterstock NEW HAVEN, CT -  Connecticut is seeing a surge in ticks this spring and U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal visited the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station Thursday to urge residents to be vigilant.

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April 5, 2017

Recreational Pot Snuffed Out By Judiciary Committee

by Jack Kramer | April 5, 2017 3:52pm

shutterstock HARTFORD, CT — It appears efforts to legalize recreational marijuana in the state of Connecticut have failed.

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March 10, 2017

OP-ED | Are We Heading for a Showdown on Marijuana?

by Susan Bigelow | March 10, 2017 11:00am

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There’s a chance that Connecticut might legalize the recreational use of cannabis this year. And there’s an equal chance that, no matter what the legislature decides, it won’t matter.

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February 22, 2017

Report Finds Immigrants Are A Powerful Economic Force In Connecticut

by Jack Kramer | February 22, 2017 12:30pm

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 6:30am

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 11:00am

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 1:27pm

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 12:00pm

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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 5:30am

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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 10:00am

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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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