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January 8, 2018

Connecticut Officials Confident Medical Pot Is Safe From Feds

by Jack Kramer | Jan 8, 2018 6:30am
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Congress | Consumer Protection | Health Care | Jobs | Law Enforcement | Legal | White House | Bethel | Branford | Bristol | Hartford | Milford | Montville | South Windsor | Waterbury

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HARTFORD, CT — While many believe states that have legalized recreational marijuana are being targeted by the Trump administration, what isn’t clear is whether states with medical pot programs, such as Connecticut, are also on the president’s radar screen.

Last week, U.S. Attorney General Jeffrey Sessions rescinded the Cole memo, an Obama-era policy that took a hands-off approach to marijuana in states where it was legal. Instead, federal prosecutors, Sessions wrote, should decide for themselves whether to crack down on marijuana businesses.

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August 29, 2016

Republican Challenger Has Trouble Engaging Democratic Opponent In U.S. Senate Contest

by Jack Kramer | Aug 29, 2016 4:30pm
Posted to: Congress | Election 2016 | Bethel

CTNewsJunkie file photo Dan Carter understands he is in a “David versus Goliath” race in his attempt to unseat U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal this November.

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May 9, 2016

Carter Snags Republican Endorsement For U.S. Senate

by Christine Stuart | May 9, 2016 9:51pm
Posted to: Congress | Bethel

Christine Stuart photo State Rep. Dan Carter, a late entrant into the U.S. Senate race, walked away Monday with the Republican Party’s endorsement at the convention.

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March 15, 2016

Stalled Green Energy Projects May Jolt Legislators

by Steve Majerus-Collins | Mar 15, 2016 5:30am
Posted to: Agriculture | Business | The Economy | Energy | Environment | Jobs | Local Politics | Bethel | Canton | Cheshire

Doug Hardy file photo A handful of Connecticut municipalities are pushing legislators to give them the go-ahead to participate in a green energy program that left them out.

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September 11, 2015

OP-ED | Night of the Living Primaries—2015 Edition!

by Susan Bigelow | Sep 11, 2015 10:00am
Posted to: Analysis | Election 2015 | Election Policy | Local Politics | Opinion | Bethel | Bridgeport | Hartford | Killingworth | New Britain | New London

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Primary night is finally upon us! Here’s a quick rundown of possible outcomes, questions that will hopefully be answered, and what’s at stake.

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December 27, 2013

OP-ED | Rising Gasoline and Diesel Taxes Should be Used for Road and Bridge Repairs

by Rep. David A. Scribner | Dec 27, 2013 2:18pm
Posted to: Opinion | Taxes | Transportation | Bethel | Brookfield | Danbury

Earlier this year Connecticut motorists received unwelcome news when one of the state’s two taxes on gasoline increased by 8.81 percent.

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