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June 5, 2017

Tesla, Millstone Still Left On Calendar

by Christine Stuart | June 5, 2017 6:57pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — As the 2017 legislative session comes to an end it’s becoming less likely that a number of complex issues will be put to a vote.

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May 22, 2017

OP-ED | Increasing Minimum Mandatory Auto Insurance Limits Helps Urban Residents the Most

by Michael A. D’Amico | May 22, 2017 9:59pm

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It has been 46 years, almost half a century, that Connecticut has had the same minimum mandatory auto liability limits.

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May 1, 2017

Malloy Appoints Deputy To Head Consumer Protection

by Christine Stuart | May 1, 2017 10:46pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced Monday that he has appointed Michelle Seagull to head the Department of Consumer Protection.

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April 17, 2017

Harris Steps Down From Consumer Protection

by Christine Stuart | April 17, 2017 4:34pm

ctnewsjunkie file photo Department of Consumer Protection Commissioner Jonathan Harris resigned Monday in a letter to Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, just days after the governor announced he would not be seeking re-election in 2018.

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April 13, 2017

Indictment Alleging Fraud By Phony Pita Company May Fuel Lembo’s Bill

by Jack Kramer | April 13, 2017 5:30am

shutterstock via parasolia HARTFORD, CT — The indictment of a former Vernon man charged with scheming to secure funding for a fake pocket pita company may give new momentum to legislation that would toughen oversight of state tax credits and economic incentives.

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March 31, 2017

Crumb Rubber Debate Continues

by Jack Kramer | March 31, 2017 1:36pm

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT —(Updated 5:30 p.m.) The Planning and Development Committee narrowly approved a bill Friday that would prohibit the installation of crumb rubber ground cover on municipal and public playgrounds.

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OP-ED | Air So Great You Can Choke on It

by Susan Bigelow | March 31, 2017 10:00am

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In a futile effort to send West Virginia coal miners back to work, President Donald Trump has acted to roll back some of the Obama administration’s clean air rules. I hope you like your air extra chunky.

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March 30, 2017

OP-ED | 30 Minutes to Protect Your Eyes

by Kevin Ryan | March 30, 2017 3:32pm

Is your vision and your overall well-being worth a 30 minute wait to see a professional eye doctor in person?

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March 29, 2017

Public Health Advocates Question Fiscal Note For Tobacco 21

by Christine Stuart | March 29, 2017 11:30am

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — A newly released fiscal note for a bill that would raise the legal age for tobacco purchases from 18 to 21 is “wildly inaccurate” according to Tobacco 21 proponents.

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March 15, 2017

OP-ED | The System Isn’t Broken

by Meg Scranton | March 15, 2017 10:04pm

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For the third year in a row, a bill is before the Connecticut legislature that will significantly impact dozens of jobs at my dealership and thousands of others around the state. I cannot support HB 7097, the “Tesla bill,” which will ultimately hurt consumers around Connecticut.

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