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May 7, 2018

Energy Bill Heads To House, Solar Installers Object

by Christine Stuart | May 7, 2018 6:44pm
Posted to: Energy | Environment

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HARTFORD, CT — The Senate passed a bill Monday that would increase electricity costs for the state and its municipalities in 2020, according to the fiscal note.

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Deal Cut to Move Constitutional Amendment On State Land To House

by Jack Kramer | May 7, 2018 2:05pm
Posted to: Agriculture | Economic Development | Environment | State Capitol | Transparency

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HARTFORD, CT — After tabling debate on the bill this weekend, the Senate passed a bill Monday proposing a constitutional amendment to protect state lands from being sold or given away without public input.

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May 1, 2018

State Water Plan Stalled Over ‘Public Trust’

by Bhumika Choudhary | May 1, 2018 2:00pm
Posted to: Agriculture | Consumer Protection | Environment | Public Health | State Capitol | Weather

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HARTFORD, CT — Calls for water to be a “public trust” in the first-ever state water plan are receiving new scrutiny from Connecticut’s water companies, and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is letting them know he’s not budging on the language.

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April 13, 2018

Two Rallies Saturday in Hartford

by Bhumika Choudhary | Apr 13, 2018 2:37pm
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Environment | Equality | Law Enforcement | State Capitol | Hartford

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HARTFORD, CT — Second Amendment supporters will gather Saturday at the state Capitol to rally for their rights while scientists gather on the other side of the Legislative Office Building to March for Science.

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March 14, 2018

Bear Hunt Bill Shot Down By Environment Committee

by Christine Stuart | Mar 14, 2018 11:55pm
Posted to: Environment | Litchfield

Courtesy of CT DEEP website

HARTFORD, CT — The legislature’s Environment Committee voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to kill legislation that would allow for a bear hunt in Litchfield County.

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March 9, 2018

State Officials Back Bear Hunt Legislation, Many Opposed

by Jack Kramer | Mar 9, 2018 6:06pm
Posted to: Environment | Litchfield

Courtesy of the DEEP website

HARTFORD, CT—Another attempt is being made this year to establish a black bear hunting season in Connecticut, specifically in Litchfield County.

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March 5, 2018

Tesla, Car Dealers Square Off

by Christine Stuart | Mar 5, 2018 1:36pm
Posted to: Business | Consumer Protection | Corporate Watch | Courts | Energy | Environment | Jobs | Manufacturing | Greenwich | DMV | Manufacturing Sector | Retail Sector | Trade, Transportation, Utilities Sector

HARTFORD, CT — It’s the fourth year that Tesla, an American electric car maker, is asking the General Assembly for permission to sell its vehicles in Connecticut.

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March 1, 2018

Environment Committee Advances Fracking Waste Ban

by Parker Fiske | Mar 1, 2018 12:30pm
Posted to: Energy | Environment

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HARTFORD, CT — The Environment Committee voted 29-1 Wednesday to forward a bill banning fracking waste to the Senate.

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February 26, 2018

Park Supporters Wary of Budget Language

by Jack Kramer | Feb 26, 2018 12:30pm
Posted to: Environment | State Budget | Madison

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HARTFORD, CT—Advocates for the recently approved Passport to the Parks program, which charges residents a $10 fee and gives them free parking at state parks and beaches, want to make sure the money is being used appropriately.

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February 23, 2018

DC NEWS JUNKIE | Florida School Shooting Puts Sandy Hook Back In Spotlight

by Peter Urban | Feb 23, 2018 6:31am
Posted to: Congress | 5th CD | Consumer Protection | DC News Junkie | Education | Election 2018 | Environment | Health Care | Mental Health Care | Law Enforcement | Public Health | Elderly Care | Public Safety | White House | Newtown | Energy Sector

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The mass shooting at a high school in Florida has renewed calls for government action against gun violence and once again put a spotlight on families who lost children five years ago at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

Two of them — Nicole Hockley and Mark Barden — were at the White House this week participating in a “listening session” that President Donald Trump held to learn from those who have lived through such tragedies.

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