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March 13, 2019

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Seniors Call For Action on Rising Prescription Drug Costs

by Peter Urban | Mar 13, 2019 5:29am
Posted to: Aging | Business | Congress | Consumer Protection | Corporate Watch | DC News Junkie | Health Care | Insurance | Public Health | Elderly Care

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WASHINGTON — The AARP has launched a broad-ranging campaign urging state and federal policymakers to act to drive down the cost of prescription drugs.

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March 4, 2019

Committee Urged To Allow Farmers to Cultivate Hemp in Connecticut

by Jack Kramer | Mar 4, 2019 1:00pm
Posted to: Agriculture | Business | The Economy | State Budget

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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.

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OP-ED | On Alcohol, Stodgy Connecticut Should Let The Market Breathe Free

by Terry Cowgill | Mar 4, 2019 6:00am
Posted to: Analysis | Business | Consumer Protection | Equality | Opinion | Retail Sector

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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.

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Officials Begin Discussing Future Of Tweed-New Haven Airport With Connecticut Airport Authority

by Shawn R. Beals | Mar 4, 2019 6:00am
Posted to: Business | Economic Development | Environment | Transportation | Aviation | East Haven | New Haven | Trade, Transportation, Utilities Sector

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Aviation officials and the city of New Haven have begun discussions on the future of Tweed-New Haven Airport, which could lead to an agreement with the Connecticut Airport Authority.

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February 28, 2019

Lamont Asks The Business Community For Help Selling Connecticut

by Christine Stuart | Feb 28, 2019 11:48am
Posted to: Business | The Economy | Jobs | Transportation

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HARTFORD, CT — Gov. Ned Lamont asked more than 300 business executives Thursday for their help recruiting businesses and getting the legislature to embrace tolls.

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February 22, 2019

Recent Slowdown Concerns Trucking Industry After Stellar 2018

by Shawn R. Beals | Feb 22, 2019 6:00am
Posted to: Business | The Economy | Trade, Transportation, Utilities Sector | Transportation

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Connecticut’s trucking industry is cautiously watching a recent slowdown in activity that follows a highly successful 2018, because it could be a harbinger of economic slowdown.

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February 20, 2019

Legalizing Marijuana Gets Mention In Lamont’s Budget Address

by Jack Kramer | Feb 20, 2019 2:31pm
Posted to: Agriculture | Business | The Economy

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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.

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February 18, 2019

Commercial Fishermen Express Interest In Two Bills

by Jack Kramer | Feb 18, 2019 5:26pm
Posted to: Agriculture | Business | Environment | Sports

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HARTFORD, CT — Two bills that could have a big impact on Connecticut’s multi-million dollar commercial fishing business were the subject of an Environment Committee public hearing Friday.

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February 14, 2019

Chances of Paid Family Medical Leave Improve

by Christine Stuart | Feb 14, 2019 5:00pm
Posted to: Business | Health Care | Insurance | Jobs | Labor | Manufacturing | Nonprofits

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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.

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