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March 14, 2019

Lawmakers Offer First Draft of Legal Cannabis Bills

by Christine Stuart | Mar 14, 2019 4:46pm
Posted to: Agriculture | The Economy

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HARTFORD, CT — There are still unknowns, but the Democratic co-chairs of three committees said Thursday that they’ve come up with a framework for recreational cannabis in Connecticut.

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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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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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Connecticut Advocate Backs ‘Green Energy’ Job Training Bill in Congress

by Peter Urban | Feb 28, 2019 6:00am
Posted to: Congress | DC News Junkie | Economic Development | The Economy | Energy Sector | Energy | Environment | Federal Budget | Windsor

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WASHINGTON — Leticia Colon de Mejias, the founder of a weatherization and home-energy efficiency business in Windsor, Conn., threw her support behind legislation to increase “green energy” job training opportunities during testimony Wednesday on Capitol Hill.

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February 26, 2019

Tesla, Car Dealers Return For Fifth Round

by Christine Stuart | Feb 26, 2019 6:00am
Posted to: Consumer Protection | The Economy | Trade, Transportation, Utilities Sector | Transportation

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HARTFORD, CT — Electric car enthusiasts, who are almost evangelical in their love of their vehicles and the environment, told the Transportation Committee Monday that they want to see electric vehicle companies, like Tesla, sell their vehicles in Connecticut.

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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 15, 2019

Independent Living Centers Pitch Bysiewicz On Funding

by Christine Stuart | Feb 15, 2019 2:11pm
Posted to: The Economy | Equality | Health Care | Jobs | Nonprofits | Public Health | Disability Care | State Budget | Hartford

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HARTFORD, CT — Days before Gov. Ned Lamont’s first budget is unveiled a small group of advocates who help individuals with disabilities live independently met with his number two.

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February 12, 2019

ANALYSIS | Lamont’s Strong Medicine Comes With Sugar

by Susan Bigelow | Feb 12, 2019 5:59am
Posted to: Analysis | Business | The Economy | Jobs | Opinion | State Budget | Taxes | State Capitol | Transportation | DMV

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Next Wednesday, Gov. Ned Lamont will be sharing his full budget plan in a speech to the General Assembly, but on Monday we got a little preview of what that might entail in a serious-yet-optimistic open letter the governor sent the people of Connecticut.

In that letter, Lamont warned people to “temper your enthusiasm” about this year’s budget surplus, citing as dangers both fixed costs and the possibility of another economic downturn.

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February 5, 2019

Lamont Goes To Prison And Leaves Ready To Recruit More Employers

by Christine Stuart | Feb 5, 2019 6:30am
Posted to: Business | The Economy | Jobs | Juvenile Justice | Cheshire

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CHESHIRE, CT — As he entered the series of locked doors at Cheshire Correctional Institute, Gov. Ned Lamont said Monday’s prison visit was his first.

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