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January 9, 2019

Marijuana Legalization Advocates Waste No Time

by Jack Kramer | Jan 9, 2019 10:06am
Posted to: Agriculture | Business | Civil Liberties | Consumer Protection | Public Health | Public Safety | State Budget | Taxes | State Capitol

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HARTFORD, CT — It didn’t take long for proponents of legalizing recreational cannabis to start making their case Wednesday to the newly-convened General Assembly.

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January 8, 2019

USDA Programs In Jeopardy As Shutdown Continues

by Christine Stuart | Jan 8, 2019 1:46pm
Posted to: Agriculture | Congress

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BLOOMFIELD, CT — The federal government shutdown, according to officials, could begin impacting federal nutrition programs like food stamps and other programs for the poor and elderly later this month.

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January 3, 2019

Staying On Daylight Saving Time Among Early Bill Proposals

by Jack Kramer | Jan 3, 2019 5:00am
Posted to: Agriculture | Education | Gaming | Social Security | Taxes | State Capitol | Tribes | East Windsor

COURTESY OF THE HOUSE REPUBLICAN STAFF

State Rep. Kurt Vail has tried without success in the past to get his colleagues to pass legislation that would keep Connecticut on daylight saving time. This year, he’s trying a new approach.

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December 19, 2018

OP-ED | The 2018 Word of the Year: ‘Delusional’

by Barth Keck | Dec 19, 2018 5:00am
Posted to: Agriculture | International Trade | Election 2018 | Opinion | Poll | State Budget | Taxes | White House

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It’s that time of year when the major dictionaries announce their “word of the year.”

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December 12, 2018

State Doubles Medical Marijuana Dispensaries To Meet Need

by Jack Kramer | Dec 12, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Agriculture | The Economy | Town News | Groton | Mansfield-Storrs | Meriden | New Haven | Newington | Stamford | Torrington | Westport | Windham

Courtesy of the state database

HARTFORD, CT — There will be nine new dispensaries in New Haven, Westport, Stamford, Torrington, Meriden, Groton, Newington, Mansfield, and Windham to serve the state’s growing medical marijuana program.

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December 6, 2018

Progressive Caucus Sees Mandate on Wages, Paid Leave, and Legal Pot

by Christine Stuart | Dec 6, 2018 1:44pm
Posted to: Agriculture | Business | Civil Liberties | Election 2018 | Jobs | Labor | Legal | Criminal Justice

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HARTFORD, CT — With a larger Democratic majority in the legislature and a Democratic governor, the 46-member Progressive caucus will introduce legislation to increase the minimum wage, implement paid Family and Medical Leave, and legalize recreational cannabis in 2019.

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November 26, 2018

Out of the Cookie Shadows, A Cottage Baking Industry Emerges

by Christine Stuart | Nov 26, 2018 1:18pm
Posted to: Agriculture | The Economy | State Capitol

Courtesy of The Cookie Nook FB page

Emmy Stallings of Oakdale loves that she’s able to work from home and set her own schedule.

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November 19, 2018

Will Connecticut Be Next?

by Christine Stuart | Nov 19, 2018 11:59am
Posted to: Agriculture | The Economy | Public Health | Public Safety | Taxes

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HARTFORD, CT — Gov.-elect Ned Lamont told Connecticut Public Radio listeners earlier this month that “legalizing marijuana is an idea whose time has come,” and with Massachusetts ready to start sales Tuesday advocates hope Connecticut is next.

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October 8, 2018

Federal Ruling Demonstrates Difficulty of Medical Marijuana Law for Employers

by Jack Kramer | Oct 8, 2018 9:59am
Posted to: Agriculture | Business | Courts | Jobs | Labor | Legal

HARTFORD, CT — A federal district court in Connecticut recently ruled in favor of a job applicant after an employer refused to hire her because she tested positive for marijuana in a pre-employment drug test.

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September 27, 2018

Transportation Lockbox and Sale of Public Land On The Ballot Too

by Jack Kramer | Sep 27, 2018 11:01am
Posted to: Agriculture | Economic Development | Election 2018 | Energy | Environment | Transportation

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HARTFORD, CT—While the focus in recent days and weeks has been on who will be Connecticut’s next governor, there are also two other hot button issues that will be decided by voters on Election Day.

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