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November 30, 2016

Tuesday’s Rain Doesn’t Change Drought Watch or Advisory

by Jack Kramer | November 30, 2016 5:30am

Jack Kramer photo Tuesday’s heavy rainfall was a welcome sight for Connecticut but it will take many more similar storms to save us from drought conditions, a state official said.

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November 18, 2016

Connecticut Increases Electric Vehicle Tax Credit For Some Vehicles

by Christine Stuart | November 18, 2016 12:11pm

Christine Stuart photo HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut officials announced Friday that they plan to increase a popular consumer rebate program for the purchase of certain electric vehicle models.

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November 4, 2016

Half of State Agencies Submit Their Budget Proposals

by Christine Stuart | November 4, 2016 1:16pm

CTNewsJunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — A $10 vehicle registration fee, prison closings, state employee retirements, funding cuts to elderly property relief programs and to employment opportunities for the blind and disabled are just a few of the budget reduction and revenue options proposed by half of the state’s 40 agencies.

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November 1, 2016

State Officials Issue Drought Watch For Most Counties

by Jack Kramer | November 1, 2016 11:00am

Courtesy of the state of Connecticut HARTFORD, CT — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and state officials are asking Connecticut residents to take the lack of rain seriously, saying one of the best ways to combat drought conditions is taking shorter showers, shutting off water while brushing teeth, and doing fewer loads of laundry.

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October 31, 2016

For Now, State Shelves Plans To Increase Natural Gas Capacity

by Jack Kramer | October 31, 2016 4:30am

shutterstock Connecticut is shelving plans to increase natural gas capacity for power plants but officials insisted Thursday that doesn’t mean they are any less committed to converting more consumers to natural gas.

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October 27, 2016

Health Disparities Will Be Discussed This Weekend In Farmington

by Cara Rosner | October 27, 2016 8:16am

Public health experts, community leaders and others will discuss the underlying causes of — and potential paths to eliminating — health disparities at a summit this weekend in Farmington.

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October 12, 2016

Malloy Creates Cyber Security Position

by Christine Stuart | October 12, 2016 2:49pm

Christine Stuart photo The man who was appointed chairman to the Public Utility Regulatory Authority in 2012 will assume a new but familiar role in state government.

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October 6, 2016

Blumenthal, Murphy Say Congress Is Ripe for Green Bank Legislation

by Jack Kramer | October 6, 2016 4:30am

jack kramer / ctnewsjunkie Connecticut U.S. Senators Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal told a receptive audience at the Yale School of Management on Wednesday that the timing has never been better for Congress to pass national Green Bank legislation.

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September 28, 2016

Another Community Protests State Police Gun Range Location

by Jack Kramer | September 28, 2016 9:45pm

ctnewsjunkie Griswold First Selectman Kevin Skulczyck came to Hartford Wednesday to implore state officials to immediately halt plans to put a state police gun range in his town.

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July 13, 2016

Malloy Calls Democratic Platform Draft ‘Extremely Progressive’

by Max Moran | July 13, 2016 4:30am

shutterstock Speaking at almost the same time that Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders endorsed former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Tuesday, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy called the Democratic National Convention platform released last week “an extremely progressive document.”

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