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Malloy says higher estimates may produce 5 inches of snow per hour

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* There will be no morning service on the Shoreline East commuter rail. * Last train from Grand Central to New Haven is 9 tonight. Metro-North unsure of Tuesday schedule. Bradley Airport closes at 7 p.m. *UConn and state universities will be closed Tuesday Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, in the emergency operations center in the […] [Read More]
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DEEP backs off on storm-water regs.

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As the blizzard descends, the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is attempting to get out of the cyclonic path of towns and cities that have been very critical of its ambitious attempt to upgrade stormwater management. The DEEP just released proposed revisions that backed off on requirements for leaf pickup (now it’s “leaf management” […] [Read More]
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Malloy announces $31.5 M in budget cuts

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HARTFORD – Hours after Gov. Dannel P. Malloy told minority Republican leaders that he is eager to get suggestions for deficit solutions both long and short-term, he announced $31.5 million in spending cuts in the current budget. It amounts to about a quarter of the $120 million shortfall that has occurred in recent months.   [Read More]
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Gov. Malloy announces $300K for brownfield cleanup at Remington plant in Bpt

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This from the governor’s office:   “Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) has awarded $2,188,000 in assessment and planning grants to eight municipalities throughout the state to support the redevelopment of historically significant brownfield sites.   “As we’ve raised the bar like never before in preserving […] [Read More]
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Lunch-and-pony show in legislative cafeteria. More rescissions today.

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In one of the more-bizarre photo ops (Dixon photo) in recent memory, House Minority Leader Themis Klarides, R-Derby, and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy just broke bread together for the benefit of Capitol reporters. Their half-hour sit down didn’t stop action in the cafeteria, a semi-glorified high school scene in which lobbyists, staffers and lawmakers mingle […] [Read More]
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Electrical workers continue campaign against NU management

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    On Monday, union members expect to continue their campaign against the management of Northeast Utilities, the parent company of the Connecticut Light & Power and Yankee Gas. They have already held a “no confidence” vote and just scheduled a news conference in the Capitol, where leaders of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) […] [Read More]
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Free well water test kits if you want to drive to Hartford

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Homeowners who live north of the parkway (I am thinking about much of North Stamford, where a program has tested thousands of private drinking-water wells, photo by Getty Images) in the multi-acre zones of the state might consider traveling to Hartford on Friday for free testing. The state Department of Public Health will provide testing equipment […] [Read More]
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Sugar (bah bah bah bah bahbah) oh honey honey.

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Rep. Juan Candelaria, D-New Haven, wants to pick up former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg’s cudgel. He’s submitted a bill http://www.cga.ct.gov/2015/TOB/H/2015HB-05461-R00-HB.htm that would add taxes on sugary drinks. It heads to the tax-writing Finance Committee in a year when lawmakers need big revenue to back fill both short-term and long-term state budget deficits. [Read More]
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