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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.
Connecticut is one of 22 states where felons lose their voting rights during incarceration.
Corrections nominee Rollin Cook wasÂ grilled during a wide spanning confirmation hearing Thursday about his tenure as head of Utahâ€™s department of correction.
Senate Democrats unveiled a slew of proposals Wednesday that would not only legalize and tax the sale of marijuana for recreational use, but also expunge certain criminal records involving marijuana-related offenses.
The Trump administration says indigent children facing deportation have no right to legal presentation at government expense.
They will lead a new national practice focused on representing corporate clients facing enforcement action from state attorneys general.