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March 14, 2018

Bear Hunt Bill Shot Down By Environment Committee

by Christine Stuart | Mar 14, 2018 11:55pm
Posted to: Environment | Litchfield

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HARTFORD, CT — The legislature’s Environment Committee voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to kill legislation that would allow for a bear hunt in Litchfield County.

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March 9, 2018

State Officials Back Bear Hunt Legislation, Many Opposed

by Jack Kramer | Mar 9, 2018 6:06pm
Posted to: Environment | Litchfield

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HARTFORD, CT—Another attempt is being made this year to establish a black bear hunting season in Connecticut, specifically in Litchfield County.

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March 5, 2018

Tesla, Car Dealers Square Off

by Christine Stuart | Mar 5, 2018 1:36pm
Posted to: Business | Consumer Protection | Corporate Watch | Courts | Energy | Environment | Jobs | Manufacturing | Greenwich | DMV | Manufacturing Sector | Retail Sector | Trade, Transportation, Utilities Sector

HARTFORD, CT — It’s the fourth year that Tesla, an American electric car maker, is asking the General Assembly for permission to sell its vehicles in Connecticut.

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March 1, 2018

Environment Committee Advances Fracking Waste Ban

by Parker Fiske | Mar 1, 2018 12:30pm
Posted to: Energy | Environment

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HARTFORD, CT — The Environment Committee voted 29-1 Wednesday to forward a bill banning fracking waste to the Senate.

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February 26, 2018

Park Supporters Wary of Budget Language

by Jack Kramer | Feb 26, 2018 12:30pm
Posted to: Environment | State Budget | Madison

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HARTFORD, CT—Advocates for the recently approved Passport to the Parks program, which charges residents a $10 fee and gives them free parking at state parks and beaches, want to make sure the money is being used appropriately.

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February 23, 2018

DC NEWS JUNKIE | Florida School Shooting Puts Sandy Hook Back In Spotlight

by Peter Urban | Feb 23, 2018 6:31am
Posted to: Congress | 5th CD | Consumer Protection | DC News Junkie | Education | Election 2018 | Environment | Health Care | Mental Health Care | Law Enforcement | Public Health | Elderly Care | Public Safety | White House | Newtown | Energy Sector

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The mass shooting at a high school in Florida has renewed calls for government action against gun violence and once again put a spotlight on families who lost children five years ago at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

Two of them — Nicole Hockley and Mark Barden — were at the White House this week participating in a “listening session” that President Donald Trump held to learn from those who have lived through such tragedies.

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February 13, 2018

Lawmakers Express Remorse Over Energy Fund Sweeps

by Christine Stuart | Feb 13, 2018 1:18pm
Posted to: Energy | Environment | State Budget

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HARTFORD, CT — Legislative leaders regret sweeping $175 million from various energy funds, but when pressed they admitted that restoring those funds will be a difficult task given all the other budgetary demands.

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February 5, 2018

Lawmakers Renew Carbon Tax Proposal

by Parker Fiske | Feb 5, 2018 12:25pm
Posted to: Energy | Environment

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HARTFORD, CT — A group of Connecticut lawmakers are again introducing a carbon tax, but they’re open to ideas about how to implement it.

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Legislation Trickles In As Session Approaches

by Christine Stuart | Feb 5, 2018 6:29am
Posted to: Election 2018 | Environment | State Budget | State Capitol

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HARTFORD, CT — There’s no lack of pressing issues to debate during the 2018 legislative session, but you wouldn’t know that from the anemic amount of pre-filed bills.

The deadline for individual legislators to submit legislation is Feb. 9 and the deadline for committees to propose legislation is Feb. 22.

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February 1, 2018

Customers Pan Eversource Rate Request

by Jack Kramer | Feb 1, 2018 6:30am
Posted to: Energy | Environment | Branford

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BRANFORD, CT — A month after the average Eversource customer saw their monthly bill increase $7, the utility is looking for another rate increase that would start this May.

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