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HARTFORD, CT — Legislators on the Environment Committee last week were urged to jump on board - quickly - to allow Connecticut farmers, especially the next generation of farmers, to become part of the growing list of states that have embraced cultivation of hemp as a way to revitalize the farming industry.
The election of the amiable Ned Lamont as governor and an enhanced Democratic majority in the General Assembly has certainly brought a new attitude to Hartford — a breath of fresh air, some might say, that swept away the irritable vibe of the self-described porcupine, Dannel Malloy.
Yet it seems some things never change. Percolating beneath the roiling waters of tolls, taxes, plastic bags, and forced school regionalization is the question of what to do with Connecticut’s vices. This discussion has been going on, well, at least since Thomas Hooker led a group of Puritans to Connecticut from the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1636.
HARTFORD, CT —It wasn’t until the very end of Gov. Ned Lamont’s address to the General Assembly about his two-year budget submitted Wednesday that there was any mention of legalizing recreational marijuana.
HARTFORD, CT — It’s the fifth year the Connecticut General Assembly is discussing the creation of a paid Family Medical Leave Trust Fund and the chances it will pass this year were improved by the results of the 2018 election.