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Shoreline resiliency against sea level rise and flooding in Connecticut is largely in the hands of local governments. But with money tight and local budgets reliant on the taxes shoreline properties generate, efforts to protect coastal communities from climate change have been slow and underfunded. Some communities, however, are making more progress than others.
Connecticut is fortunate it hasn't been hit by a tropical-style storm since the successive storms of Irene and Sandy in 2011 and 2012 swamped the coastline, illuminating its vulnerabilities to the effects of climate change. That's because there's a general consensus that if either of those storms were to hit now, they would be just as damaging.
A bill now being considered by federal lawmakers is intended to make it easier for police to track financial criminals who set up shell companies, but the legislation casts such a wide net, hundreds of thousands of innocent small business owners would also be negatively affected.
Here's an illustration of why a new law has required that African-American and Latino studies be included in school curriculum.
In this time of partisan gridlock, here is something that will shock you: I am a Republican and I am in full support of tolls in the state of Connecticut.
I’m a big fan of high speed trains, which means I often ride Amtrak’s Acela to Boston or Washington. It’s the best train in North America, though it pales in comparison to true HSR (high speed rail) in Europe or Asia. While Acela can hit a top speed of 150 mph, it does so on only 34 of the 457 miles between DC and Boston. Over the entire run, what with congestion and station stops, it only averages about 70 mph.
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