Archive for May 11th, 2012

Special session already planned for unfinished business

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“We had a short session, but I would still argue that we have not accomplished a lot,” said House Minority Leader Lawrence F. Cafero Jr., R-Norwalk. “It’s a shame.” The CT Mirror reports.



Hydrogen-Powered Buses with systems built by UTC Take HyRoad In California

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Linde North America, the company responsible for the hydrogen vehicle fueling systems, says its design moves from demonstration project to providing a real commercial solution for a real market and real customers.



Missed Opportunities in Connecticut Legislative Session

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The Connecticut General Assembly wrapped up its so-called “short session” at midnight last night, during which legislators passed a budget that addressed the state’s $200 million deficit. While lawmakers took action on the budget, several other key pieces of legislation were left unaddressed. They involve some of the following issues: Vulnerable User Bill; Red Light Cameras;

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CT Audubon comments on passage of open space bill

May 11th, 2012 | By

The Connecticut General Assembly passed a major piece of legislation that will lead to better land conservation throughout the state. Here’s our statement about it: May 10, 2012 – The passage this week by the Connecticut General Assembly of a new open space bill will vastly improve the way the state goes about prioritizing, tracking

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The biggest downtown development legal notice deemed ‘defective’

May 11th, 2012 | By

Thursday evening New Haven aldermen were poised to vote on two proposals: A zone change and a development deal—that would enable the city to move forward with the first phase of the Downtown Crossing project. The proposals would pave the way for developer Carter Winstanley’s proposed 100 College Street biomedical building to straddle the filled-in

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Law will enhance waste water, lower phosphorous amounts

May 11th, 2012 | By

The Connecticut Conference of Municipalities is praising passage of legislation in the final hours of the General Assembly session Wednesday it says is good news for several area towns facing state and federal environmental mandated limits for phosphorous in treated wastewater. The New Haven Register reports. via Law will enhance waste water, lower phosphorous amounts-

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Selectmen back grant to preserve Stonington’s Coogan Farm

May 11th, 2012 | By

The Board of Selectmen is backing efforts to obtain a state grant that would preserve a 34-acre tract at the Coogan Farm property in Mystic. via Selectmen back grant to preserve Coogan Farm – The Westerly Sun: News.