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December 1, 2017

OP-ED | On Crumbling Foundations, Connecticut Shows a Bipartisan Streak

by Terry Cowgill | December 1, 2017 5:30am

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If there’s any better proof that safety in numbers can bring people together, then I don’t know where it is. Last year we learned that anywhere from hundreds to perhaps tens of thousands of homeowners — most of them in northern and eastern Connecticut — have the misfortune of owning homes whose foundations are crumbling.

As of almost a year ago, more than 500 homeowners had complained to the state Department of Consumer Protection, though the General Assembly’s nonpartisan Office of Fiscal Analysis thinks the number of homes at risk could be anywhere between 20,000 and 30,000. And the cost of replacing a foundation — involving as it does the lifting of the house and the demolition of the old foundation — can run $200,000 or more.

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November 30, 2017

Tax Debate In Washington Could Impact Relief for Homeowners With Crumbling Foundations

by Christine Stuart | November 30, 2017 2:46pm

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut homeowners with crumbling foundations will be watching the U.S. Senate’s debate on tax policy very closely because it could impact their ability to seek relief.

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November 22, 2017

Finally, Some Good News For Homeowners With Crumbling Foundations

by Christine Stuart | November 22, 2017 1:26pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Thanksgiving came early for thousands of Connecticut homeowners with crumbling foundations.

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November 10, 2017

West Hartford Attorney Named First Independent Consumer Advocate for the MDC

by Doug Hardy | November 10, 2017 2:09am

doug hardy / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — David Silverstone, a 71-year-old West Hartford attorney, came out of semi-retirement to represent customers of the Metropolitan District Commission, the Hartford region’s water and sewer authority.

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October 31, 2017

Connecticut Expands Anti-Trust Lawsuit Against Generic Drug Industry

by Christine Stuart | October 31, 2017 12:54pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — The anti-trust lawsuit Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen and 45 other attorneys general filed last year against the $75 billion generic drug industry has expanded to include 20 defendants and at least 15 drugs.

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October 17, 2017

Trump Tweets That Drug Czar Nominee Withdraws

by Jack Kramer | October 17, 2017 11:07am

Courtesy of his Instagram page WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Donald Trump’s pick to be the nation’s drug czar withdrew his name Tuesday morning, in the wake of reports that the lawmaker helped steer legislation making it harder to penalize large drug companies.

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October 5, 2017

Federal Officials Visit State To Inspect Crumbling Foundations

by Christine Stuart | October 5, 2017 3:05pm

Courtesy of the governor's staff HARTFORD, CT — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said officials from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Federal Emergency Management Agency have been touring the eastern portion of the state to inspect crumbling foundations.

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September 18, 2017

Connecticut Drivers Facing Spike in Gas Prices As Texas Refineries Struggle to Recover From Harvey

by Cara Rosner | September 18, 2017 10:00am

After a sudden jump following Hurricane Harvey, gas prices have leveled off — but they still remain more than 10 percent higher than they were a month ago.

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September 15, 2017

OP-ED | New Study Finds Influence of Bogus News Outlets Increasing

by Barth Keck | September 15, 2017 4:30am

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Amid the many stories surrounding Hurricane Irma as it approached the United States last week were these inane and downright preposterous items:

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September 13, 2017

Fiscal Dynamics | The State Budget vs. Household Budget Argument

by Brian Sullivan | September 13, 2017 11:08pm

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People often compare the state budget to a household budget. We hear it all the time:

“If I ran my household like the state, I’d be broke!”

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