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April 27, 2016

Residents Push For House Vote On Water Bill

by Steve Majerus-Collins | April 27, 2016 4:27pm

STEVE MAJERUS-COLLINS / ctnewsjunkie A measure that would hinder a plan to sell discounted water to a private bottler in Bloomfield may never reach the House floor before the session ends next week.

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April 20, 2016

Senate OKs Bill Requiring Grocers & Retailers to Use Bags Made of Recycled Materials, Reduce Usage

by Jack Kramer | April 20, 2016 9:16pm

ctnewsjunkie file photo The Senate voted 29-2 Wednesday to advance a bill that requires a 50-percent reduction by 2021 in the distribution of paper and plastic single-use carryout bags from the grocery and retail industries.

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April 18, 2016

Committee Approves Tesla Bill

by Jack Kramer | April 18, 2016 11:12pm

lon seidman file photo A bill to allow Tesla Motors to circumvent local car dealerships and sell their electric vehicles directly to consumers in Connecticut has advanced.

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Bill To Fund State Parks Clears Second Hurdle

by Jack Kramer | April 18, 2016 10:48pm

Sarah L. Hamby file photo The Finance, Revenue, and Bonding Committee overwhelmingly approved a bill Monday to establish a special account for the maintenance and operation of state parks.

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March 25, 2016

Lawmakers Ponder Future of Millstone

by Christine Stuart | March 25, 2016 12:49pm

Christine Stuart photo What would happen if Millstone, the nuclear power plant run by Dominion, were to shut down?

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March 18, 2016

Committee Passes Two Bills Related to Controversial MDC-Niagra Deal

by Christine Stuart | March 18, 2016 6:08pm

ctnewsjunkie file photo The legislature’s Planning and Development Committee on Friday approved a bill that prioritizes residential water customers over commercial bottling companies during a drought, and also another bill to make the local tax abatement process for developers more transparent for taxpayers.

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March 16, 2016

Open Space Amendment Hailed, But Its Fate Remains Uncertain

by Steve Majerus-Collins | March 16, 2016 11:00am

Jeff Holcombe / shutterstock The fate of a proposed constitutional amendment to bolster the protection of state-owned open space remains uncertain.

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March 15, 2016

Stalled Green Energy Projects May Jolt Legislators

by Steve Majerus-Collins | March 15, 2016 5:30am

Doug Hardy file photo A handful of Connecticut municipalities are pushing legislators to give them the go-ahead to participate in a green energy program that left them out.

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March 11, 2016

Clean Water Advocates Take Their Fight To the Capitol

by Christine Stuart | March 11, 2016 3:33pm

Christine Stuart photo Clean water advocates packed a legislative hearing room Friday to support legislation that would eliminate a discount a regional water authority gave to a bottling company with plans to set up shop in Bloomfield.

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March 3, 2016

Advocates: Remove Multi-State Trigger for GMO Labeling

by Christine Stuart | March 3, 2016 4:50pm

Christine Stuart photo Jerry Greenfield, co-founder of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, joined other advocates Thursday to ask legislators to pass a law that doesn’t require other states to join in before the Connecticut can require labelling on “children’s food” made with genetically modified organisms.

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