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January 17, 2019

Call To Ban Certain Plastics Grows Louder

by Jack Kramer | Jan 17, 2019 5:00am
Posted to: Business | Environment | State Capitol | Hamden

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HARTFORD, CT — Trying to capitalize on the growing momentum against single-use plastic bags across Connecticut, proponents have submitted two bills to the General Assembly this week: one that would ban them, and another that would require retailers charge a fee for each bag.

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January 15, 2019

Prices Drop As Overproduction Goes Hand-in-hand With Record-low Demand for Gasoline

by Kevin Flood | Jan 15, 2019 5:00am
Posted to: Business | International Trade | The Economy | Energy Sector | Trade, Transportation, Utilities Sector | Transportation | New Britain

With One Caveat, Analysts Say Gas Prices Will Probably Continue to Drop in 2019

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If you liked 2018’s gasoline prices, you’ll probably love 2019’s, according to analysts, who predict motorists will end up paying even less at the pump this year.

But they’re also quick to employ the word “caveat.”

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January 10, 2019

Federal Shutdown Continues With No End in Sight

by Peter Urban | Jan 10, 2019 5:00am
Posted to: Business | US Foreign Policy | Child Welfare | Civil Liberties | Congress | DC News Junkie | Federal Budget | Immigration | White House | Norwalk

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WASHINGTON — Congress made no progress Wednesday in ending a partial government shutdown — now more than two weeks old — that has left some 800,000 federal workers without paychecks and raised concerns over the impact it is having on government programs from small business assistance to air traffic controllers.

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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

Big Y To Ban Plastic Bags in Stores by 2020

by Jack Kramer | Jan 8, 2019 6:51pm
Posted to: Business | Environment

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Supermarket chain Big Y, which has 30 stores across Connecticut, will phase out single-use plastic bags in its stores by 2020.

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January 7, 2019

OP-ED | Tired Of Waiting? Demand That Lawmakers Take Action On Plastic Bags

by Terry Cowgill | Jan 7, 2019 5:00am
Posted to: Analysis | Business | Environment | Opinion

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When the 2019 legislative session opens this week at the Capitol, Gov. Ned Lamont and the General Assembly will have their work cut out for them, with a list of critical agenda items a mile long.

Among them: straightening out the state’s finances; proclaiming, both in word and deed, that Connecticut is “open for business”; how to implement highway tolls (we know they’re coming in some form); whether to allow sports betting; whether to legalize recreational marijuana; acting on paid family and medical leave legislation; and weighing the need for stricter gun control measures.

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January 4, 2019

Biz Panel: Moving Traffic, Tackling Teacher Pensions, Stopping Population Loss

by Jack Kramer | Jan 4, 2019 1:29pm
Posted to: Business | The Economy | State Budget | Pensions | Hartford

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HARTFORD, CT —Stemming population loss, fixing the state’s deteriorating highways and tackling the multi-billion dollar issue of the teacher’s retirement system were the top issues a panel of experts listed Friday as ways to right Connecticut’s fiscal ship.

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Towns Take Lead Pushing Plastic-Bag Ban

by Jack Kramer | Jan 4, 2019 5:00am
Posted to: Business | Environment | Branford | Greenwich | Guilford | New Haven | North Branford | Stamford | Westport

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Fueled by environmentalists and frustrated by state inaction, a growing number of Connecticut communities are taking or considering action on their own to ban single-use plastic bags at grocery stores to help protect the environment.

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December 18, 2018

Frontier Airlines Will Be Back at Bradley With Denver Route In 2019

by Shawn R. Beals | Dec 18, 2018 11:17am
Posted to: Business | Economic Development | The Economy | Trade, Transportation, Utilities Sector | Transportation | Aviation | BDL

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WINDSOR LOCKS — Frontier Airlines will return to Bradley International Airport in 2019, adding three flights a week to Denver starting March 28, officials announced Tuesday morning.

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December 11, 2018

Malloy Touts Investments, Offers One Regret

by Christine Stuart | Dec 11, 2018 3:00pm
Posted to: Business | Economic Development | The Economy | Jobs | Labor | State Capitol

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HARTFORD, CT — Following his last state Bond Commission meeting, Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy talked about the progress the state has made in growing the economy, and he offered at least one regret.

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