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Connecticut is preparing to go big on offshore wind â€“ or maybe not-so-big. Recently, the Energy and Technology Committee agreed to hear testimony on a bill that would require Connecticut to procure at least 2,000 megawatts of offshore wind energy by 2030. At a Chamber of Commerce breakfast in New London this week, a room full of regional business leaders applauded when State Sen. Paul Formica, the committeeâ€™s ranking Republican, announced the move.
The state legislature in Hartford has begun a new session with yet more gun control legislation at the top of their "to-do" list. Never mind that Connecticut is near the top of the list with 89 gun-related laws already on the books. Every time something bad happens, the knee-jerk reaction from certain legislators is to pass yet one more law so that "this will never happen again." This is a totally unrealistic approach to anything, as a perfect world filled with rainbows, lollipops and unicorns cannot be achieved through legislation.
Tolls are not the solution to Connecticutâ€™s transportation-related financial problems. Tolls are simply another tax which the residents of Connecticut cannot afford. ... At least 70 percent of vehicles on Connecticut roads at any given time belong to Connecticut residents, so over 70 percent of revenue will be collected from Connecticut residents.
The General Assembly is considering several bills this session which would prohibit non-compete agreements in employee contracts.Â Such agreements can be seen as limiting opportunity and discouraging entrepreneurship.Â On deeper consideration, though, there are vital reasons in our industry for these clauses.
An immigrant advocacy group has unveiled a measure that would allow residents without legal status to purchase private health insurance, a bill they say would be the first of its kind.
The first public glimpse of a new push for a public option in Connecticut came Wednesday.
While it's taken a different legal approach, Connecticut joins Massachusetts in laying the blame for the nation's opioid crisis on the wealthy Sackler family.
Supporters of the bill say it is needed because of deceptive advertising and other practices that often give women the misimpression that the centers are medically-based and offer abortion.
Connecticut lawmakers are sounding the alarm on teen vaping and tobacco use with a wave of legislation that would impose further restrictions on the products and attempt to curb youth access as states across the country are taking up similar measures. Bills introduced from both sides of the aisle or with bipartisan support include raising […]