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May 17, 2018

SeeClickFix Grows Into Role Helping Towns Manage Storm Response

by Jack Kramer | May 17, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Business | CT Tech Junkie | Town News | Hamden | Oxford | Public Safety | Transparency | Weather

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NEW HAVEN, CT — It isn’t just public works crews and utility workers who have had little sleep since Tuesday’s late-afternoon storm hit Connecticut — New Haven-based SeeClickFix has been swamped helping municipalities deal with power outages and downed trees.

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May 9, 2018

Bipartisan Budget Approved As Session Draws To A Close

by Christine Stuart and Jack Kramer | May 9, 2018 11:37pm
Posted to: Town News | State Budget | Taxes

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HARTFORD, CT — Hours after announcing they had a deal Wednesday, the Senate and House approved a bipartisan budget with about a half hour to spare before the end of the legislative session. Only eight members of the General Assembly — all in the House — voted against approval.

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Both Chambers Approve Amending State Tax Plan To Lessen Impact of Fed Changes

by Jack Kramer | May 9, 2018 10:20pm
Posted to: Federal Budget | Town News | State Budget | Taxes | White House

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HARTFORD, CT — The House and Senate voted unanimously Wednesday to amend Connecticut’s state and local tax laws to blunt the impact of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act signed by Republican President Donald Trump in late 2017.

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State Land Initiative Lands On November Ballot

by Jack Kramer | May 9, 2018 9:08pm
Posted to: Consumer Protection | Economic Development | Environment | Town News | Haddam

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HARTFORD, CT — A constitutional amendment to protect state land from being sold or given away without public input will be on the 2018 ballot for voters to decide.

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May 5, 2018

Senate Modifies So-Called Hartford Bailout

by Christine Stuart | May 5, 2018 8:17pm
Posted to: Town News | Hartford | State Budget | State Capitol | Wall Street

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HARTFORD, CT — The Senate gave bipartisan support Saturday to legislation that seeks to modify the $534 million bailout they gave the city last year to help it avoid bankruptcy.

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May 3, 2018

Municipal Lobby Makes Final Push To Protect Emergency Reserves From Labor

by Christine Stuart | May 3, 2018 12:22pm
Posted to: Town News | North Haven | Labor | Wall Street

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HARTFORD, CT — Local mayors and first selectmen don’t want to be punished for handling their budgets responsibly over the years, and they say what’s in their Rainy Day Fund shouldn’t impact the results of a labor dispute.

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April 27, 2018

DC NEWSJUNKIE | Blumenthal, Murphy Seek Relief For Crumbling Concrete

by Peter Urban | Apr 27, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Congress | DC News Junkie | Equality | Federal Budget | Town News | Military Spending | National Security | Public Health | Public Safety | Manufacturing Sector

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WASHINGTON — Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy introduced legislation this week aimed at providing up to $100 million in federal assistance to help homeowners and businesses whose homes and buildings suffer from crumbling foundations.

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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 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

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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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March 27, 2018

SeeClickFix Celebrates 10 Years With Launch of New App

by Jack Kramer | Mar 27, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Business | Startups | CT Tech Junkie | Town News | Hamden | New Haven | Windsor | Media Matters | Public Safety

NEW HAVEN, CT — Right on the heels of celebrating its 10-year anniversary, an innovative New Haven company is launching a new global app which its co-founder said will make it much easier for its millions of users.

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