Posts Tagged ‘ legislature ’

Transportation and Development Bills to Watch in Hartford

Mar 2nd, 2013 | By

Governor Dan Malloy’s budget, and the intense pressure to craft a response to the 2012 shootings in Newtown, have loomed over Connecticut’s legislative session since its opening day. But nearly two months into the session, many transportation issues have been raised in his budget, and some new transportation bills are being formed as well. Here

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State Sen. Michael McLachlan: Not a good General Assembly session for state’s taxpayers

Jun 18th, 2012 | By

… Money was raided and swept from other funds to cover operating deficits. Why does this happen? Because the folks in charge of the purse strings at the state Capitol are addicted to spending your money. The $573 million New Britain to Hartford busway is one example. So is the $600,000 that was spent on

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CT Lawmakers OK Commercial PACE

Jun 16th, 2012 | By

by Michael Trahan, Executive Director, Solar Connecticut, Inc. The state Legislature wrapped up the 2012 bill-making season this week. A redo of the 2011 virtual net metering bill was proposed but didn’t get a vote. A property tax waiver on commercial solar passed the state House but time ran out before the state Senate could take

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Leader to address ‘dysfunction’ on energy committee

May 31st, 2012 | By

At least four major components of the omnibus energy bill that never made it to the floor of either chamber of the General Assembly in the just-completed annual legislative session are likely to make their way into the special session in two weeks. While the move is expected to rectify some key issues — 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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Legislative committee approves bills to limit use of toxins in Connecticut

Mar 26th, 2012 | By

State Representative Phil Miller (D-Chester, Deep River, Essex, Haddam), Vice Chair of the legislature’s Environment Committee, announced that the Environment Committee passed two bills this week that would limit the use of known toxins in Connecticut. The Committee has approved a bill (HB 5218) that would ban any product containing Tris, a common flame retardant,

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