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March 12, 2015

Senate Republicans Pitch Urban Agenda; Embrace Parts of Malloy Budget

by Christine Stuart | March 12, 2015 5:24pm

Christine Stuart photo Senate Republicans, who hail from mostly suburban and rural communities, said they have a plan to foster economic growth and development in Connecticut’s urban areas.

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Speaker Pitches Tax Changes To Maintain Municipal Revenue

by Christine Stuart | March 12, 2015 5:30am

Christine Stuart photo House Speaker Brendan Sharkey, D-Hamden, is hoping the second time’s the charm for his signature legislation, which allows municipalities to continue to tax any new property acquired by tax-exempt hospitals and colleges.

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March 10, 2015

Lawmakers May Embrace Expansion of Gambling

by Christine Stuart | March 10, 2015 5:30am

Shutterstock For the past few years lawmakers have been reluctant to expand gambling in the state, but the chairman of a key committee said he will sign off on legislation that is expected to allow gambling outside the two tribal casinos.

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March 9, 2015

Lawmakers Struggle To Put A Number on Medicaid Proposal

by Christine Stuart | March 9, 2015 5:30am

Shutterstock Lawmakers and officials at the Department of Social Services are having a tough time adding up the cost of a proposal that would allow a person to keep more assets if their spouse ends up in a nursing home.

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March 6, 2015

Watchdog Group: Route 1, Route 6 Most Dangerous For Pedestrians

by Cara Rosner | March 6, 2015 1:00pm

Courtesy of the Tri-State Transportation Campaign For the seventh year in a row, Route 1 in Fairfield County has been ranked the most dangerous road for pedestrians by a transportation watchdog group.

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March 4, 2015

Connecticut Keeps 40-Person Manufacturing Company From Moving

by Christine Stuart | March 4, 2015 5:15pm

Christine Stuart photo A visit to its German headquarters by a state official and a $3 million low-interest loan helped convince a manufacturing company that employs 40 people to stay and expand in Windsor.

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Towns Consider Regional Police Departments

by Hugh McQuaid | March 4, 2015 9:01am

Hugh McQuaid photo Small towns slated to pay more for resident state troopers under Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s proposed budget may abandon the trooper program and create regional police departments, Harwinton First Selectman Michael Criss told lawmakers Tuesday.

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March 3, 2015

CCM Announces New Executive Director

by Elizabeth Regan | March 3, 2015 3:54pm

Connecticut Conference of Municipalities The Connecticut Conference of Municipalities hired the head of a state correctional authority and former West Virginia state representative to serve as its third executive director since 1966.

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January 29, 2015

OP-ED | Unfunded Mandates And The Towns That Hate Them

by Susan Bigelow | January 29, 2015 8:00pm

Whoever thought stormwater would ever be such a contentious issue? But new state regulations on just that have been at the center of the latest round of contention between the state and our municipalities, all because of unfunded mandates.

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January 28, 2015

Municipalities Still Unhappy With Stormwater Permit Proposal

by Christine Stuart | January 28, 2015 6:30am

shutterstock The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection modified its draft storm water permit for municipalities this week, but at least two municipal lobbies say it’s still an unfunded mandate.

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