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April 14, 2017

OP-ED | Ignoring Science At Our Own Peril

by Barth Keck | April 14, 2017 5:30am

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Last week was a newsworthy week — at least for this high school English teacher.

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April 13, 2017

Dueling Bills To Expand or Repeal Connecticut’s Bottle Bill Move Forward

by Christine Stuart | April 13, 2017 1:02pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut lawmakers and environmentalists want to fix Connecticut’s bottle deposit bill, not replace it. However, the beverage industry and grocers would like to see it replaced with a mandate on curbside recycling.

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April 7, 2017

OP-ED | Perverse Incentives Will Dog The Plastic Bag Tax

by Terry Cowgill | April 7, 2017 5:30am

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In their interminable quest for new revenue sources, lawmakers in recent years haven’t exactly found the Holy Grail. There is no great untapped source of revenue, as there was in 1991, when a certain governor discovered it was possible to tax income.

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April 6, 2017

Environmentalists Advocate For Constitutional Amendment, Increased Funding

by Jack Kramer | April 6, 2017 11:30am

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Advocates for Connecticut’s forests and parks joined a bipartisan group of lawmakers Wednesday to support a constitutional amendment to protect state lands from being sold or given away without public input.

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April 5, 2017

Recreational Pot Snuffed Out By Judiciary Committee

by Jack Kramer | April 5, 2017 3:52pm

shutterstock HARTFORD, CT — It appears efforts to legalize recreational marijuana in the state of Connecticut have failed.

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March 31, 2017

OP-ED | Air So Great You Can Choke on It

by Susan Bigelow | March 31, 2017 10:00am

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In a futile effort to send West Virginia coal miners back to work, President Donald Trump has acted to roll back some of the Obama administration’s clean air rules. I hope you like your air extra chunky.

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March 28, 2017

Plastic Bag Tax Estimated At $16M Annually

by Christine Stuart | March 28, 2017 10:00am

shutterstock HARTFORD, CT — If Connecticut residents use approximately 800 million to 1 billion single-use plastic bags every year, then the state will see about $16 million a year in revenues if it goes ahead with a nickel tax.

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Bill Giving The City of New Haven Control of Union Station Advances

by Jack Kramer and Christine Stuart | March 28, 2017 5:30am

Kyle Kramer / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Every spring, the General Assembly considers a bill to give away, sell, or swap state-owned land.

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March 22, 2017

Malloy Says Trump’s Budget Would Harm The Environment

by Jack Kramer | March 22, 2017 2:09pm

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT - President Donald Trump’s budget cuts government programs across the board but no agency is hurt more than the Environmental Protection Agency, which was slashed 31 percent.

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March 21, 2017

Diverse Energy Interests Battle It Out Over Connecticut’s Energy Future

by Christine Stuart | March 21, 2017 5:30am

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Every year the legislature debates a bill that changes how energy is bought and sold, and how it comes together is never pretty.

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