by Markeshia Ricks | Apr 24, 2018 1:42 pm | Comments (9)
Advocates for the legalization and regulation of cannabis in Connecticut are pushing for the Board of Alders to move faster than the stereotypical stoner on a resolution in support of such efforts in the state.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Apr 18, 2018 3:21 pm | Comments (1)
Hartford—New Haven invited state lawmakers and others at the state Capitol Wednesday to have a slice of apizza pie — and learn why the Elm City is one of the most important slices of Connecticut.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Apr 16, 2018 8:01 am | Comments (2)
The State Bond Commission has approved Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s recommendation to release $1 million to provide grants to homeowners in Westville and Woodbridge to fix their sinking homes.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Apr 4, 2018 3:03 pm | Comments (16)
(Corrected) — While another active shooter drama unfolded on the West Coast Tuesday, Connecticut legislators debated whether to respond to the epidemic by restricting certain types of guns and accessories — or by allowing people to carry guns openly in state parks.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Apr 3, 2018 8:24 am | Comments (11)
Hartford—New Haven State Rep. Pat Dillon said she received some criticism from colleagues when she introduced a bill that would reinforce cities’ authority to regulate the brightness of digital billboards. Weren’t there more important things for her to draft legislation about?
Then a new sign at Whalley Avenue and Emerson Street was powered on.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Mar 28, 2018 1:09 pm | Comments (15)
A bill that would allow the expansion of Tweed-New Haven Airport’s runway is headed to the House of Representatives for full consideration.
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by Staff | Mar 26, 2018 7:55 am | Comments (1)
A bill that would require that full coverage insurance plans in Connecticut adopt prosthetic coverage is headed to the floor of the State Senate.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Mar 22, 2018 12:50 pm
New Haven city officials, with the help of Yale Law students, are seeking to leverage the buying power of major nonprofits to boost business and job creation. But first, they say, the state’s law on worker cooperatives has to change.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Mar 20, 2018 8:10 am | Comments (1)
The fate of a digital billboard erected on Whalley Avenue is clear. It’s not going anywhere.
But west-side neighbors and elected officials said the city should have more explicit power to regulate such future billboards, though outdoor advertising advocates say it already has such powers.
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by Staff | Mar 20, 2018 8:07 am | Comments (3)
More than 13 percent of the people in Connecticut used marijuana in 2015, most of them buying it illegally.
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