by Terry Cowgill | Dec 1, 2017 5:30am
Posted to: Analysis | Business | Real Estate | Congress | Consumer Protection | The Economy | Town News | Opinion | State Budget | White House
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.
Continue reading "OP-ED | On Crumbling Foundations, Connecticut Shows a Bipartisan Streak" »
by Christine Stuart | Nov 30, 2017 2:46pm
Posted to: Congress | 1st CD | 2nd CD | Consumer Protection
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.
Continue reading "Tax Debate In Washington Could Impact Relief for Homeowners With Crumbling Foundations" »
by Christine Stuart | Nov 22, 2017 1:26pm
Posted to: Congress | 1st CD | 2nd CD | Consumer Protection | Insurance | Housing | Taxes | White House
HARTFORD, CT — Thanksgiving came early for thousands of Connecticut homeowners with crumbling foundations.
Continue reading "Finally, Some Good News For Homeowners With Crumbling Foundations" »
by Doug Hardy | Nov 10, 2017 2:09am
Posted to: Consumer Protection | Economic Development | Environment | Jobs | Public Health | Weather | Bloomfield | East Granby | East Hartford | Farmington | Glastonbury | Hartford | Newington | Rocky Hill | South Windsor | West Hartford | Wethersfield | Windsor
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.
Continue reading "West Hartford Attorney Named First Independent Consumer Advocate for the MDC" »
by Christine Stuart | Oct 31, 2017 12:54pm
Posted to: Consumer Protection | Courts | Legal
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.
Continue reading "Connecticut Expands Anti-Trust Lawsuit Against Generic Drug Industry" »
by Jack Kramer | Oct 17, 2017 11:07am
Posted to: Congress | Consumer Protection | Health Care | Public Health
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.
Continue reading "Trump Tweets That Drug Czar Nominee Withdraws" »
by Christine Stuart | Oct 5, 2017 3:05pm
Posted to: Consumer Protection | Insurance | State Capitol
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.
Continue reading "Federal Officials Visit State To Inspect Crumbling Foundations" »
by Barth Keck | Sep 15, 2017 4:30am
Posted to: Analysis | Consumer Protection | Education | Media Matters | Opinion | Weather
Amid the many stories surrounding Hurricane Irma as it approached the United States last week were these inane and downright preposterous items:
Continue reading "OP-ED | New Study Finds Influence of Bogus News Outlets Increasing" »
by Brian Sullivan | Sep 13, 2017 11:08pm
Posted to: Analysis | Business | Consumer Protection | Opinion | Sponsored Opinion | Financial Sector
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!”
Continue reading "Fiscal Dynamics | The State Budget vs. Household Budget Argument" »