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September 20, 2018

Kennedy Assists Lamont With Opioid Epidemic

by Christine Stuart | Sep 20, 2018 5:00am
Posted to: Election 2018 | Health Care | Insurance | Housing | Public Health | Hartford

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HARTFORD, CT — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ned Lamont was joined on the campaign trail Wednesday by Patrick Kennedy, the former Rhode Island Congressman and CEO of the behavioral health nonprofit Kennedy Forum.

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August 3, 2018

Senate Approves Crumbling Foundation Survey

by Peter Urban | Aug 3, 2018 2:00pm
Posted to: Congress | Consumer Protection | DC News Junkie | Housing

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WASHINGTON — The Government Accountability Office will outline regulatory and legislative actions Congress could take to help mitigate the cost of crumbling foundations in Connecticut under legislation approved this week in the Senate.

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July 10, 2018

Connecticut Steps Up To Help Maria Evacuees

by Christine Stuart | Jul 10, 2018 3:59am
Posted to: Equality | Housing | State Budget

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HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut has budgeted $600,000 to help Hurricane Maria evacuees land on their feet in the Nutmeg state.

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June 4, 2018

HUD Secretary Gets Look At Crumbling Foundation

by Christine Stuart | Jun 4, 2018 2:02pm
Posted to: Congress | 2nd CD | Town News | Willington | Insurance | Housing

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WILLINGTON, CT — Vincent and Maggie Perracchio bought their home 27 years ago. It’s where they raised their four kids, and they never imagined the financial and emotional nightmare it would turn out to be.

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May 9, 2018

Senate Gives Final Passage To Crumbling Foundation Surcharge

by Christine Stuart | May 9, 2018 3:54pm
Posted to: Environment | Insurance | Housing

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HARTFORD, CT — The Senate gave final passage to a bill Wednesday that would add a $12 annual surcharge to every homeowner insurance policy in the state to help homeowners with crumbling foundations in about 40 north central Connecticut towns and others whose homes are sinking in New Haven.

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May 5, 2018

Lawmaker Discloses Personal Hardship During Crumbling Foundation Debate

by Christine Stuart | May 5, 2018 3:33pm
Posted to: Insurance | Housing

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HARTFORD, CT — The House approved a bill Saturday that would add a $12 surcharge to every homeowner insurance policy in the state to help homeowners with crumbling foundations in about 40 towns on north central Connecticut and sinking homes in New Haven.

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April 20, 2018

OP-ED | Property Tax Armageddon Comes for Connecticut

by Susan Bigelow | Apr 20, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Analysis | Congress | Consumer Protection | Town News | Housing | Opinion | Taxes | White House | Real Estate

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Rejoice, it’s tax week! Unfortunately if you live in Connecticut or another state that’s heavily dependent on property taxes you might find yourself socked with a much, much larger bill next year — or even this year. Just another benefit of living here in the Happiest Place on Earth.

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April 19, 2018

In Crumbling Foundation Crisis, Speaker Vows To Help Some Homeowners With a Tax on All

by Jack Kramer and Christine Stuart | Apr 19, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Business | Consumer Protection | Insurance | Housing | Legal | Taxes

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HARTFORD, CT — House leaders gave the crumbling foundation issue a boost Wednesday when they pledged to schedule a vote on a $10 fee for all Connecticut homeowners.

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April 17, 2018

One Paid Medical Leave Bill Squeaks Through Finance

by Christine Stuart | Apr 17, 2018 4:41pm
Posted to: Business | Courts | The Economy | Equality | Health Care | Insurance | Housing | Jobs | Labor | Legal | State Capitol

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HARTFORD, CT — One bill failed and one was saved during Tuesday’s meeting of the Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee when House Speaker Joe Aresimowicz promised one of his members that they would remove $20 million in bonding for start-up costs.

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April 13, 2018

OP-ED | Zoning Out: Why Zoning Laws Need Reform

by Susan Bigelow | Apr 13, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Analysis | Civil Liberties | Equality | Town News | West Hartford | Housing | Opinion | Poverty | Real Estate

Town of West Hartford

Is your suburb a monotonous, unwalkable, racially segregated misery pit? Is your city an inescapable concentration of poverty and crime, squeezed from all sides by the surrounding towns? Blame America’s bizarrely strict and exclusionary zoning laws.

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